After three years as Ohio State's starting right tackle, Isaiah Prince will get his chance to play in the NFL.
The Miami Dolphins selected Prince with the No. 202 overall pick in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft on Saturday.
Prince is the second Ohio State offensive lineman to be selected to be in this year's draft, joining Michael Jordan, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (No. 136 overall).
It's the second straight year an offensive tackle from the Buckeyes has been selected on Day 3 of the draft, as former left tackle Jamarco Jones was selected in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2018.
Prince is the 10th overall Ohio State offensive lineman to be drafted since 2012.
In his four-year career with the Buckeyes, Prince played in 54 straight games, including 41 consecutive starts at right tackle in the final three seasons of his collegiate career. Prince battled inconsistency and had some issues with penalties over the course of his career, but has excellent size for the position (6-6, 305), is a strong run blocker and was a team captain in 2018.
All of that gives Prince potential as an NFL offensive lineman if he can continue to develop and cut down on mistakes. He'll have a chance to compete for immediate playing time in Miami, too, because the Dolphins lost their starting right tackle from last season – Ja'Wuan James – in free agency this offseason, and do not have a clear-cut replacement.
The Dolphins have now selected an Ohio State player in three consecutive drafts. They selected Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan in the second round of the 2017 draft, and Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker in the third round of last year's draft.
He is the eighth overall Buckeye to be selected in this year's draft.