A second former Ohio State tight end learned of his next step on Saturday.
Hours after the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Luke Farrell with the first pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, the Detroit Lions inked a deal with Jake Hausmann as an undrafted free agent. Lettermen Row's Jeremy Birmingham first reported the signing.
Hausmann, who spent five years in Columbus, served as Ohio State's third-string tight end last season behind Jeremy Ruckert and Farrell. He recorded one catch for 13 yards last season while playing 51 snaps and graded out as a champion once – for his performance against Penn State.
Across his career as a Buckeye, Hausmann caught a trio of passes for 26 yards and one touchdown, scoring the lone time in the 2019 blowout of Rutgers.
Hausmann, a Cincinnati native who graduated from Archbishop Moeller as a top-150 overall recruit, joins Tuf Borland, Blake Haubeil, Justin Hilliard and Drue Chrisman as the fifth former Ohio State player to sign an undrafted free agent deal. A final tally of 10 Buckeyes were taken in the seven-round draft.