Former Ohio State tight end (and occasional defensive end) Rashod Berry will get a chance to put his skills on display for NFL scouts next week.
Berry accepted an invitation to play in next week's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which is scheduled to be played on Jan. 18 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.
Welcome to #Pasadena! | @OhioStateFB TE Rashod Berry (@Shoddieslime_13) has accepted his @NFLPABowl invitation.— The Collegiate Bowl (@NFLPABowl) January 8, 2020
A tenacious blocker w/ 48 games of experience, Berry, who originally began his career on defense, brings size, strength & aggressiveness! #GoBucks #MakeYourMarkinLA pic.twitter.com/pTw7Si3szJ
Berry is currently the only Ohio State player set to participate in the NFLPA Bowl, but the Buckeyes are now set to have participants in all three of this year's major all-star games for NFL draft prospects.
Malik Harrison, DaVon Hamilton, K.J. Hill and Jonah Jackson are all set to participate in the Senior Bowl (Damon Arnette also accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, but is no longer listed on the game roster) on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Alabama, while Branden Bowen, Jordan Fuller and Binjimen Victor have all accepted invitations to the East-West Shrine Bowl, which is also scheduled for Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In his Ohio State career, Berry had only 17 catches for 198 yards and four touchdowns, but his physical tools could make him an intriguing late-round prospect or free-agent target on NFL draft boards. At 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, Berry was one of the most physically gifted players on the Buckeyes' roster – as demonstrated by his stint moonlighting at defensive end, the position where he started his Ohio State career before moving to tight end, this past season – and could potentially grow into a bigger role at the next level in an offense that uses its pass-catchers as tight ends more frequently.