Ohio State Football 2022 NFL Draft Tracker
Every year, it seems like the NFL Draft is an infomercial for Ohio State’s football program. The Buckeyes lead all programs with the most first-round NFL draft picks ever and also have most draft picks since 2000.
And, yes, typing that never gets old.
Due to all their success in the NFL Draft, we track all OSU players as they are taken with our Ohio State Football Draft Tracker so you can to follow.
This year, two sensational Buckeye wide receivers are slated to go in the first round, but there are nine other draft prospects who stand a chance of having their names called at some point over the seven rounds. The middle circles should be especially colored in scarlet and gray.
So here we go, here’s what things look like, updating in real time as every Ohio State player is selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.
NEXT… The First Round
Garrett Wilson, wide receiver
Selected by the New York Jets as Overall Selection No. 10
Our scouting report on Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson may have the most upside of any wide receiver in this year’s draft. He’s not particularly tall but plays much bigger than his 6-0, 192-pound frame. He can ride through traffic with elite body control and drop 50/50 balls through traffic. Wilson has speed below 4.3 and a burst off the line that creates separation at the start of his routes. He is also versatile, having played at a high level in the slot or away from it. He could have an immediate impact on a team that needs a game changer in the passing game.
Chris Olave, wide receiver
Selected by the New Orleans Saints as Overall Selection No. 11
Our scouting report on Chris Olave
If Wilson has the advantage, Olave is probably the finest receiver in the draft. It too boasts a sub-4.3 gear and is about as smooth as a road runner you will ever see. He’s the consummate pro who can get the upper hand on defense, but has the hands and body control to make catches in tight windows. He can be plugged into an offense immediately and has the potential to be a superstar in Year 1.
NEXT… The Third Round
Nicholas Petit-Frère, offensive tackle
Selected by the New Orleans Saints as Overall Selection No. 69
Our tracking report on Nicholas Petit-Frere
Petit-Frere was a five-star prospect from Tampa, Florida when he signed up with the Buckeyes in the 2018 class. He got the starting right tackle position at the start of the 2020 season and has since been a a staple on the offensive line, moving to left tackle last season.
He played in 35 games, starting in 20, earned Football Writers Association of America All-Ameican honors and was named a first-team All-Big Ten performer.
Jeremy Ruckert, tight end
Selected by the New York Jets as Overall Selection No. 101
Our reconnaissance report on Jeremy Ruckert
Ruckert came to the Buckeyes as one of the No. 2 ranked tight ends in the 2018 recruiting class. throughout history, Ruckert had a lot of positives like a great receiving tight end when given the chance.
Although Ruckert still needs work as a blocker, he has improved tremendously since he entered campus. In another offensive system, the 6-foot-5, 252-pounder might have been known as the best tight end in the county.
NEXT… The First Round
Tyreke Smith, defensive end
Selected by the Seattle Seahawks as Overall Selection No. 158
Our reconnaissance report on Tyreke Smith
Smith came to Ohio State in the 2018 four-star prospect class from Cleveland Heights. He had a bit of a rocky career, but when he was healthy and in the lineup, he was a tough game on the brink. He’s strong, has a high engine and could become a solid option if given the chance.
NEXT… The Seventh Round
Thayer Munford, offensive tackle
Selected by the Las Vegas Raiders as Overall Selection No. 238
Our reconnaissance report on Thayer Munford
Munford started a ton of games for the Buckeyes and played at a high level. He is versatile, playing right or left in line space, and has a high football IQ. He is a consummate professional, adept at both pass blocking and running.
Frankly, it’s a little shocking that he fell this far in the draft, but as long as he finds his way onto the field for the Raiders, we like his chances of earning a spot and having a productive career. at the highest level.
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