14 Former Ohio State Players Earn Invitations to NFL Scouting Combine

By Dan Hope on March 2, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Josh Myers and Justin Fields

Ohio State would have had 14 draft prospects in Indianapolis.

This year's list of NFL Scouting Combine invitees, which was finalized by the league on Tuesday, includes 14 players from last year's Ohio State team: Tuf Borland, Baron Browning, Drue Chrisman, Jonathon Cooper, Wyatt Davis, Luke Farrell, Justin Fields, Blake Haubeil, Justin Hilliard, Josh Myers, Trey Sermon, Tommy Togiai, Shaun Wade and Pete Werner.

While the NFL is not holding a scouting combine this year in the traditional sense, in that draft prospects will not be going to Indianapolis to work out together in front of NFL scouts, the players who received combine invitations are going through virtual interviews and psychological testing with NFL teams – parts of the draft process that typically also take place in Indianapolis before their combine workouts – while some combine invitees, though not all, will be asked to travel to Indianapolis before the draft for an in-person medical examination.

Earning a combine invite typically means a player has a real chance of being drafted, and while it's probably unlikely that Ohio State will actually have 14 draft picks, all of those former Buckeyes should either hear their names called in the draft – beginning with Fields in Round 1 – or land with NFL teams after the draft as undrafted free agents.

That certainly puts Ohio State at or near the top of all schools for total players invited to the combine, though the NFL has not yet released a full list of invitees from all schools.

All 14 of those Buckeyes – along with other NFL draft-eligible Buckeyes like wide receiver C.J. Saunders and tight end Jake Hausmann who plan to participate – will have the opportunity to work out for NFL scouts at Ohio State's pro day on March 30.

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