Playing in Ohio State helmets for the final time, Branden Bowen, Binjimen Victor and Rashod Berry all participated in postseason all-star games on Saturday in an effort to bolster their stocks for the NFL draft. Bowen and Victor played in the East-West Shrine Bowl while Berry participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
As members of the West team, Bowen and Victor lost a close Shrine Bowl against the East, falling 27-31, but Victor made the play of the game and ended with two receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown.
Binjimen Victor puts his big-play ability on display in the Shrine Bowl. pic.twitter.com/xRbnxlfbCt— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 18, 2020
Jordan Fuller also initially accepted an invitation to play in the Shrine Bowl but did not end up participating in the game.
Of all of the players participating in the star-studded event, Victor may have boosted his NFL chances more than anyone. He was talked about as one of the best receivers during the week and his play in the game only solidified that sentiment.
.@OhioStateFB WR Binjimen Victor was the best WR at #ShrineBowl practices this week. Those kinds of plays were a daily occurrence this week. Really good with his feet, and reliable hands. Handful of notable receiver prospects in this game, but he looks like the best of them.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 18, 2020
The Buckeyes have had 127 former players participate in the Shrine Bowl. Notable Ohio State participants include J.T. Barrett in 2018, Mike Doss in 2003 and Eddie George in 1996.
In the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Berry and the Americans fell to the Nationals, 30-20. Berry had 54 receiving yards, which tied for the game's high, but fumbled at the 14-yard line on a crucial drive for the Americans.
DaVon Hamilton, Malik Harrison, K.J. Hill, Jonah Jackson, and Austin Mack will be playing in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25. The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on NFL Network.