Ohio State Wide Receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson Among Prospects Attending 2022 NFL Draft

By Dan Hope on April 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm
Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave

Both of Ohio State’s projected first-round picks will be in attendance at the 2022 NFL draft later this month.

Buckeye wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson are both on the list of 21 top draft prospects who will be in Las Vegas to hear their names called and walk across the stage at the 2022 NFL draft, which will be held on the Las Vegas Strip from April 28-30.

Ohio State is one of just three schools with multiple representatives at the draft, joining Georgia and Alabama. The Bulldogs lead all teams with three invitees.

Here's the full list of players invited to the draft:

  • Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
  • Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  • Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
  • Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
  • Ickey Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
  • Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  • Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
  • Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  • Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Jermaine Johnson II, Edge, Florida State
  • Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College
  • George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue
  • Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  • Drake London, WR, USC
  • Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
  • Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
  • Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  • Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia

Both Wilson and Olave are expected hear their names called during the first round of the draft on April 28, which would make them the first Ohio State wide receivers drafted in Round 1 since Ted Ginn was the No. 9 overall pick and Anthony Gonzalez was the No. 32 overall pick in 2007.

Other members of last year’s Ohio State football team who are expected to hear their names called in this year’s draft are offensive linemen Nicholas Petit-Frere and Thayer Munford, tight end Jeremy Ruckert and defensive linemen Haskell Garrett and Tyreke Smith, but none of them are projected to be first-round picks.

The first round of the 2022 NFL draft begins at 8 p.m. April 28. The second and third rounds of the draft will be held April 29, beginning at 7 p.m., while the fourth through seventh rounds of the draft will be held April 30 starting at noon. The draft will be televised on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and ESPN Deportes.

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