2024 NFL Draft Central: Updated Picks, Reactions and Complete Coverage of Ohio State at the NFL Draft

By Chase Brown on April 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm
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Welcome to the Eleven Warriors NFL Draft Central.

The 2024 NFL draft kicks off in Detroit 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 featured stories.

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 occur on Saturday, with the first pick of the fourth round set for noon.

ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network will broadcast the draft, while ESPN+ and NFL+ will stream the event.

Josh Proctor Signs With the Jacksonville Jaguars as a UDFA

Josh Proctor

The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing former Ohio State safety Josh Proctor as an undrafted free agent.

Matthew Jones Signs With the Miami Dolphins as a UDFA

Matthew Jones

Former Ohio State guard Matthew Jones is reportedly signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.

Steele Chambers Signs With the Detroit Lions as a UDFA

Steele Chamebers

Former Ohio State linebacker Steele Chambers is signing with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent.

Xavier Johnson Signs With the Buffalo Bills as a UDFA

Xavier Johnson

Former Ohio State wide receiver/running back Xavier Johnson is reportedly signing with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent.

Four Ohio State Transfers Sign UDFA Contracts

Four former Ohio State football players who finished their college football careers elsewhere have agreed to undrafted free agent contracts with NFL teams.

Wide receiver Sam Wiglusz, who spent four years at Ohio State as a walk-on before transferring to Ohio in 2022, is signing with the Los Angeles Rams.

Linebacker Dallas Gant, who spent four years at Ohio State before transferring to Toledo in 2022, is signing with the Minnesota Vikings.

Jaelen Gill, who spent two years at Ohio State before three years at Boston College and one final season at Fresno State, is signing with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Craig Young, who spent three years at Ohio State before transferring to Kansas in 2022, is signing with the Indianapolis Colts.

Other Ohio State transfers who are hoping to land free-agent deals after going undrafted include safeties Marcus Hooker (Youngstown State), Amir Riep (Lincoln) and Jahsen Wint (Marshall), linebacker Ryan Batsch (Murray State) and cornerback Darryl Sinclair (Ohio Dominican).

Only Four Buckeyes Selected in 2024 NFL Draft

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Ohio State’s 2024 NFL draft class is its smallest in 11 years as only four Buckeyes were selected: Marvin Harrison Jr., Mike Hall, Cade Stover and Tommy Eichenberg.

Commanders Draft Javontae Jean-Baptiste in Round 7

Javontae Jean-Baptiste

Another Ohio State transfer was selected in Round 7 as the Washington Commanders drafted Javontae Jean-Baptiste with the second pick of the seventh round (No. 222 overall).

Jean-Baptiste spent five years at Ohio State before transferring to Notre Dame for his final season of college football. He had a career year with the Fighting Irish in 2023, recording 49 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss and five sacks.

Steelers Draft Ryan Watts in Round 6

Ryan Watts

Former Ohio State cornerback Ryan Watts, who transferred to Texas in 2022 after two seasons at Ohio State, was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 6 (No. 195 overall pick) of the 2024 NFL draft.

Another player with loose Ohio State ties was taken 12 picks later. Michael Jerrell, an offensive lineman from the University of Findlay who worked out at OSU’s pro day, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 207th overall pick.

Las Vegas Raiders Select Tommy Eichenberg With No. 148 Overall Pick

Tommy Eichenberg

Former Ohio State linebacker Tommy Eichenberg goes to the Las Vegas Raiders with the No. 148 overall pick in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL draft.

A Dream Come True for Stover

Houston Texans Select Cade Stover With No. 123 Overall Pick

Cade Stover

Former Ohio State tight end Cade Stover has been selected by the Houston Texans with the 123rd overall in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL draft.

Being Drafted “The Greatest Feeling Ever” for Mike Hall Jr.

Mike Hall Jr.

Mike Hall Jr. said it's “the greatest feeling ever” to be drafted by his hometown team, and the Browns feel that he fits their model of how to attack on defense.

Seven Buckeyes Still Available Entering Day 3

Tommy Eichenberg and Cade Stover

Seven of Ohio State’s nine 2024 NFL draft prospects are still on the board entering Day 3.

Tight end Cade Stover was viewed as a potential third-round pick but ended up falling out of the top 100 picks. Other Buckeyes who remain on the board heading into the fourth round include linebackers Tommy Eichenberg and Steele Chambers, safety Josh Proctor, offensive lineman Matt Jones, wide receiver Xavier Johnson and running back Miyan Williams.

Ohio State’s two picks in the first three rounds are the fewest the Buckeyes have had in the first two days of the draft since 2015, when Devin Smith was selected in the second round and Jeff Heuerman was selected in the third round.

Cleveland Browns Select Mike Hall Jr. With No. 54 Overall Pick

Mike Hall Jr.

Mike Hall Jr. is staying in Ohio as the Cleveland Browns select him with the No. 54 overall pick in the second round of the 2024 NFL draft.

Denzel Ward Loves Mike Hall Jr. to the Browns

Ohio State Has Most First-Round Receivers Ever

Marvin Harrison Jr.

With Marvin Harrison Jr. being the No. 4 overall selection in the 2024 NFL draft, Ohio State has now had 12 wide receivers selected in the first round, the most of any school.

Harrison Ready to Work After “Surreal Moment”

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. said it “means a lot” to be the first wide receiver drafted but knows he now has to “go out there and produce once the season comes.”

Arizona Cardinals Select Marvin Harrison Jr. With No. 4 Overall Pick

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. becomes the highest-drafted wide receiver in Ohio State history as the Arizona Cardinals select him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft.

Social Reax: Marvin Harrison Jr. is an Arizona Cardinal

Jack Sawyer

Former Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. went No. 4 overall to the Arizona Cardinals, and plenty of former and current Buckeye players reacted on social media.

The Pick is In

Pause For Reflection

Marv’s Draft Day Drip

Returning Talent = Smaller Draft Class

Jack Sawyer

Ohio State’s 2024 NFL draft class will be mundane by the program's standards, but it only serves as a sign of what the Buckeyes have returning in 2024.

Four Bold Predictions for the NFL Draft

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. getting taken by the Cardinals, but not at pick No. 4, is one of four bold predictions from Eleven Warriors’ Garrick Hodge for the 2024 NFL draft.

Joel Klatt High on Marvin Harrison Jr., 2024 Buckeyes

Joel Klatt

Joel Klatt says Marvin Harrison was “the most complete and best receiver” in college football last year and says Ohio State “probably should be the No. 1 team in the country.”

Marv Excited For the NFL Draft, Will Miss Ohio State

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is “super excited“ to begin his NFL career but says he still wishes he “had one more shot” at beating Michigan and winning a championship at Ohio State.

Mock Draft For Every Buckeye, Round 1 Pick

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Eleven Warriors’ Dan Hope predicts where every Buckeye will end up in the 2024 NFL draft and how the entirety of Thursday night’s first round will play out.

NFL Draft Trivia: Test Your Knowledge On Ohio State's NFL Draft History

NFL Draft

Test your knowledge of Ohio State’s NFL draft history with our 10-question quiz about the Buckeyes’ history of NFL draft selections.

Marv Inks Multi-Year Deal With New Balance

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. agrees to a multi-year endorsement deal with New Balance and will help debut the brand's first-ever American football cleat at the NFL draft on Thursday.

Marv Reigns Supreme Among Ohio State’s Greatest Wide Receivers

Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jaxon Smith-Njigba

2024 NFL draft pick Marvin Harrison Jr. is followed by David Boston, Cris Carter, Chris Olave and Terry Glenn on our list of Ohio State’s top 10 wide receivers of all-time.

Transfers in Draft Remain Grateful for Ohio State

Sam Wiglusz

The lasting impact Ohio State made on 2024 NFL draft hopefuls who transferred from OSU was on display at both the Buckeyes’ pro day and the NFL Scouting Combine.

Johnson Embracing Another “Uphill Battle”

Xavier Johnson

Having already gone from walk-on to captain at Ohio State, Xavier Johnson is confident in his ability to make an NFL roster even though he wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine.

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