Jashon Cornell Selected by Detroit Lions with No. 235 Overall Pick in 2020 NFL Draft

By Dan Hope on April 25, 2020 at 6:12 pm
Jashon Cornell

Yet another Buckeye is headed to Detroit.

Former Ohio State defensive tackle Jashon Cornell was selected by the Detroit Lions with the No. 235 overall pick in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL draft.


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By drafting Jeff Okudah, Jonah Jackson and Cornell, the Lions become the first team since the Indianapolis Colts in 2007 (Anthony Gonzalez, Quinn Pitcock and Roy Hall) to select three former Ohio State players in the same draft.

Cornell often went against Jackson in practice last year at Ohio State, and now, he'll be doing it again in Detroit.

Cornell started all 14 games for the Buckeyes last season as a fifth-year senior, recording 30 total tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. He also spent some time at defensive end in his Ohio State career, but is most likely to play the 3-technique defensive tackle position that he played last year for the Buckeyes in the NFL.

A top-100 recruit out of high school, Cornell's career at Ohio State never quite reached the heights that were expected when he arrived in Columbus, but he has good quickness for an interior defensive lineman and will have a chance to earn as a roster spot as a rotational defensive tackle in Detroit. Defensive tackle was one of the Lions' biggest areas of need entering this year's draft, and their only other draft pick at the position was Utah's John Penisini in the sixth round.

Cornell is the second Ohio State defensive tackle to be chosen in this year's draft, joining third-round pick DaVon Hamilton. He becomes the 11th Ohio State defensive lineman to be drafted since Larry Johnson became the Buckeyes' defensive line coach in 2014.

He's the 10th total Ohio State player selected this year, joining Chase Young, Okudah, Damon Arnette, J.K. Dobbins, Hamilton, Jackson, Malik Harrison, Jordan Fuller and K.J. Hill.

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