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Can Anyone Recommend a Good Accountant?
Justin Fields went 11th overall, to the Chicago Bears who were impressed with his toughness. The New Orleans Saints (surprise, surprise) took Pete Werner with the 60th pick in the 2nd round. Two picks later, Josh Myers went to Green Bay.
That cadence repeated itself when the Minnesota Vikings took Wavy Dub with the 86th pick right before the San Francisco 49ers took Trey Sermon two picks later. The Denver Broncos took Baron Browning with the 105th pick in the 3rd round and Jonathon Cooper in the 7th round.
The Best Sleeper Picks of All Time
ESPN loves to remind everyone that
Michigan developed the greatest NFL QB of all time into a 6th round pick Tom Brady was an NFL Draft afterthought. This glimpse into the best sleeper pick from each of the current top 25 programs was interesting.
Of course we're going to save you a click.
5. Ohio State Buckeyes: OL Jim Tyrer
There's one incredibly strong option here that I won't use, and it's Cris Carter, who was taken in the fourth round of the supplemental draft back in 1987. Since we're keeping it to the regular draft, Jim Tyrer is an easy pick for the Buckeyes, who don't have many players who get slept on in modern times. Tyrer was selected by the Bears in the 14th round (No. 188 overall) of the 1961 draft. He played the majority of his career with Kansas City, where he was All-AFL eight times, a two-time Pro Bowler, two-time All-Pro, three-time AFL champion and Super Bowl IV champion.
Zach Davidson is your typical TE/P, playing for D-II Central Missouri Mules. You may recall that D-II football - and all sports - were canceled in 2020, which meant Zach wasn't able to tight end or punt last season.
That didn't stop him from getting drafted by the Vikings in the 5th round.
His twitter profile bio? Diamond in the rough. He knew. Apparently, so did the Vikings.
Chris Holtmann is a frequent Transfer Portal shopper and he discussed why IU's Joey Brunk and Penn State's Jamari Wheeler correctly fill the gaps on his needs list.
Jones autopsied the Ohio State Spring Game to uncover what the Buckeyes' defensive coaches are going to do to upgrade the scheme for 2021.
- DVR Alert: One-hour condensed productions of Ohio State's 2020 wins over Nebraska (Weds 5 a.m. ET) Penn State (Weds 6 a.m. ET) and Indiana (Thurs 11 a.m. ET) air on B1G Network. On Saturday night at 11 p.m. ET the Buckeyes' win at East Lansing from 2014 will be re-broadcast.
- Next Sunday, May 9: Ohio State University Spring Commencement
- Thursday, September 2: Ryan Day's Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Minnesota to open the season.
- Saturday, November 27: The Game. Ann Arbor, Michigan.