Real Pod Wednesdays: Reviewing the 2020 NFL Draft, Previewing the 2021 NFL Draft and A Look at Ohio State's First 2022 Commitments

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on April 29, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Damon Arnette

The 2020 NFL draft is complete, projections for the 2021 NFL draft have already begun and so have commitments for Ohio State's recruiting class of 2022.

We start by recapping the 2020 NFL draft, in which Ohio State had 10 players selected last week. Should we have been surprised by Damon Arnette's first-round draft selection, why did J.K. Dobbins and K.J. Hill fall further than expected and which undrafted free agents could be in the best positions to succeed? We discuss it all.

Then, we look ahead to the 2021 NFL draft and why that could be another prolific draft for Ohio State. Justin Fields will be in the spotlight all year long, but which other Buckeyes could join him in going to the league at this time next year? Shaun Wade, Josh Myers, Pete Werner and Tommy Togiai are among the many players whose 2021 draft prospects we consider.

In the third segment of this week's episode, we discuss our takeaways from last week's teleconferences with Ohio State assistant coaches, including Garrett Wilson's expected move to the slot, Paris Johnson continuing to draw rave reviews from Greg Studrawa and why an offseason away from campus makes it more likely Ohio State's 2020 defensive scheme will look the same as it did last year.

We also take a look at Ohio State's first two commitments for the recruiting class of 2022, Jyaire Brown and Tegra Tshabola, and how those commitments could build momentum for the Buckeyes to start building their next elite class.

Finally, we answer your questions about how Ohio State could address potential quarterback depth issues after next season, how COVID-19 could affect the timeline of football season and more.

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