Another Ohio State defender is headed to the Senior Bowl.
On Thursday, defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton became the latest senior from the Buckeyes' defense to accept an invitation to the Senior Bowl, the premier postseason all-star game for NFL draft prospect.
Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison and cornerback Damon Arnette both accepted their invitations to the Senior Bowl on Wednesday.
Hamilton's invitation to the pre-draft showcase comes as he nears the end of an excellent fifth-year season at Ohio State in which he has started every game for the Buckeyes at nose tackle and legitimized himself as an NFL prospect while recording 25 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and five sacks, all career-highs.
The Athletic's Dane Brugler recently ranked Hamilton as the 10th-best defensive tackle in the 2020 draft class, describing him as “one of the biggest senior risers throughout this season.”
“Hamilton is playing the best football of his life at the right time,” Brugler wrote.
The 2020 Senior Bowl will be played on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Alabama.