Ohio State Ties Alabama for Most Picks Among All Schools with 10 Players Selected in 2021 NFL Draft

By Dan Hope on May 1, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Justin Fields and Josh Myers

Ohio State had 10 players drafted for the second year in a row.

Just like in 2020, a total of 10 Buckeyes were selected in the 2021 NFL draft:

With those 10 selections, Ohio State tied with Alabama for the most players selected in this year's draft. Ohio State is the only school to have 10 picks in each of the last two drafts, and the first to accomplish that feat since Alabama had 10 picks three years in a row from 2017-19.

It's the seventh time Ohio State has had at least 10 players chosen.

Ohio State's Drafts with At Least 10 Picks
Year Total Picks Rounds
2004 14 7
1971 13 17
1975 13 17
2016 12 4
1976 11 17
2020 10 7
2021 10 7

Ohio State has now had at least seven players selected in six consecutive NFL drafts, the second-longest streak among all schools behind only Alabama. Ohio State has had 55 NFL draft picks in the past five years, also the second-most among all schools in that span behind only Alabama (58).

By the end of Saturday night, all 15 Ohio State players who played for the Buckeyes in 2020 and participated in a pre-draft pro day were on NFL rosters, as five others signed contracts as undrafted free agents:

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