Mike Weber Selected By Dallas Cowboys with the No. 218 Overall Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Dan Hope on April 27, 2019 at 5:06 pm
The Dallas Cowboys select Mike Weber with the No. 218 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

Another Ohio State running back is headed to the Dallas Cowboys.

He had to wait until the seventh round, but the Cowboys selected Mike Weber with the No. 218 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Saturday.

Weber will join Ezekiel Elliott, who the Cowboys selected with the No. 4 overall pick in 2016, and continues a long tradition of Buckeye ballcarriers taking their game to the NFL.

Weber wasn't drafted nearly as high as Elliott or Eddie George or some of Ohio State's other more prominent running backs who have gone on to play at the next level, so the expectations won't be the same, but he projects as a solid second or third running back on the Cowboys' depth chart.

Former Ohio State running back Rod Smith, who was Elliott's primary backup last season, is no longer with the team. The Cowboys drafted another running back, Memphis' Tony Pollard, in Saturday's fourth round of the draft, so Weber will likely compete with Pollard to be the No. 2 back in Dallas.

In three playing seasons for the Buckeyes, Weber rushed for 2,676 yards on 455 carries with 24 rushing touchdowns, while he also caught 54 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown.

Weber is the third Ohio State player to be drafted by the Cowboys in the past four years, joining Elliott and Noah Brown, who was also a seventh-round pick in 2017. He is the ninth Buckeye to be selected in this year's draft.

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