Linebacker Mitchell Melton Out For Spring Practice With “Long-Term Injury”

By Kevin Harrish on April 5, 2021 at 11:48 am
Mitchell Melton

Ohio State's already-inexperienced linebackers room takes a hit this spring as second-year linebacker Mitchell Melton will be out with what Ryan Day calls a "long-term" injury.

Melton – a four-star prospect out of Olney, Maryland coming out of high school – only saw action on special teams last year but was one of just six returning linebackers vying for a more significant role after the departures of Ohio State's top four linebackers from the previous season.

The Buckeyes will look to rebuild and solidify the linebacker position this offseason with Pete Werner, Baron Browning, Justin Hilliard and Tuf Borland all departed leaving an inexperienced position group.

No linebacker on Ohio State's current roster saw more than 100 snaps last season.

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