2023 NFL Draft Central: Updated Picks, Reactions and Complete Coverage of Ohio State at the NFL Draft

By Chase Brown on April 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Welcome to your one-stop shop for your Ohio State NFL draft coverage.

The 2023 NFL draft kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday. We have you covered with all you need to know before, during and after the event – where each Buckeye landed, social media reactions and stories with an impact felt all the way back in Columbus.​

The first round of the NFL draft starts on Thursday at 8 p.m., while the second and third rounds will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. The following four rounds will take place on Saturday, with the first pick of the fourth round set for noon.

ABC, ESPN, NFL Network or ESPN Deportes will have television coverage of the event. Streaming options are also available on ESPN+ and NFL+.

C.j. stroud Round 1 Pick 2 Houston Texans
paris johnson jr. Round 1 Pick 6 Arizona Cardinals
jaxon smith-njigba Round 1 Pick 20 Seattle Seahawks
zach harrison Round 3 Pick 75 Atlanta Falcons
dawand jones Round 4 Pick 111 Cleveland Browns
luke wypler Round 6 Pick 190 Cleveland Browns

Saints Sign Jerron Cage as Undrafted Free Agent


Former Ohio State defensive tackle and famous scoop-and-scorer Jerron Cage is signing with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.

Chargers Sign Cameron Brown as Undrafted Free Agent


Former Ohio State cornerback Cam Brown will get his chance to compete for an NFL roster spot after signing with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent.

Browns Sign Ronnie Hickman as Undrafted Free Agent


Former Ohio State safety and 2022 second-team All-American Ronnie Hickman signs with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent following the 2023 NFL draft.

Browns Sign Tanner McCalister as Undrafted Free Agent


Former Ohio State safety Tanner McCalister is signing with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent following the 2023 NFL draft.

Browns Select Luke Wypler With No. 190 Overall Pick


Luke Wypler will join Dawand Jones in Cleveland as the Browns select the former Ohio State center with the No. 190 overall pick in the sixth round.

Browns Select Dawand Jones With No. 111 Overall Pick


Dawand Jones will remain in the Buckeye State. The Cleveland Browns have selected the former Ohio State offensive tackle with the No. 111 overall pick in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Dawand Jones, Luke Wypler Fall to Day 3

Dawand and Wypler

Ohio State offensive linemen Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler were projected as Day 2 selections in the 2023 NFL draft in many mock drafts. However, after 102 picks, both are still on the board. Jones and Wypler – along with Ronnie Hickman, Tanner McCalister and Cameron Brown, among others – will look to hear their names called Saturday in the final four rounds of the draft, which are set to begin at noon.

Falcons Select Zach Harrison With No. 75 Overall Pick


Ohio State has its first defensive player off the board in the 2023 NFL draft as Zach Harrison goes to the Atlanta Falcons as the No. 75 overall pick.

Buckeye Nation Reacts to Ohio State's First-Round Picks


Buckeye Nation sounds off on social media as C.J. Stroud, Paris Johnson Jr. and Jaxon Smith-Njigba all come off the board within the first 20 picks.

Seahawks Select JSN With No. 20 Overall Pick


Ohio State has its third first-round wide receiver in two years as the Seattle Seahawks draft Jaxon Smith-Njigba with the No. 20 overall pick.

Cardinals Select Paris Johnson Jr. With No. 6 Overall Pick


The Arizona Cardinals trade up to select Paris Johnson Jr. with the No. 6 overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Texans Select C.J. Stroud With No. 2 Overall Pick

C.J. Stroud

C.J. Stroud becomes Ohio State’s highest-drafted quarterback ever as the Houston Texans select him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

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C.J. Stroud

C.J. Stroud, Paris Johnson Jr. and Jaxon Smith-Njigba headline a draft full of intrigue for Ohio State as the Buckeyes look to have three top-15 picks for the fourth time ever.

Ryan Day Defends C.J. Stroud After Leaked S2 Test Score

C.J. Stroud

Ryan Day says it's “irresponsible“ to evaluate C.J. Stroud on a leaked S2 test score, which he says only 15 NFL teams use and measures “your eye reaction and reaction to buttons.”

Ryan Day Gives Thanks to Former Players

Ryan Day,C.J. Stroud

From C.J. Stroud to Zach Harrison, Ryan Day thanked some of his former players for their time at Ohio State before the NFL draft.

C.J. Stroud Focused on What He Can Control

C.J. Stroud

C.J. Stroud says his S2 Cognition score doesn’t reflect his football aptitude because “I know I can process very well“ and “you can’t play at Ohio State and not be smart.”

JSN Ready for "Once-In-a-Lifetime" Opportunity


Jaxon Smith-Njigba is "trying to take advantage of it all" on the eve of NFL draft night and thinks three Buckeye wide receivers could be standing in his shoes at this time next year.

Paris Johnson Jr. to Have Childhood Dream Come True


Paris Johnson Jr. has envisioned being a first-round NFL draft pick since he was 5 years old. He’s “super grateful” as that dream will come true Thursday night.

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