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tBBC Mike Mayock has Eight Former Ohio State Buckeyes ranked in his Initial Position-By-Position...

Discussion in 'News' started by Joe Dexter, Feb 10, 2016.

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    Mike Mayock has Eight Former Ohio State Buckeyes ranked in his Initial Position-By-Position Rankings
    Joe Dexter
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
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    It’s that time of the year where NFL Draft experts make their way out of their hiding place to entertain us lowlifes waiting like fiends for any type of new football information. Today, after making a strong appearance as the color commentator of the Senior Bowl a couple weeks ago, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has released his first list of top five draft prospects at every position.

    In those rankings, eight former Buckeyes have graced Mayock’s best. Two guys have locked down his top player at a certain position.

    Joey Bosa, who is expected to be a top two pick in the draft, is ranked as Mayock’s top edge rusher. Former Buckeye and Eastern Kentucky standout Noah Spence, who was dismissed from Ohio State after multiple drug suspensions, is ranked second at the position.

    At running back, Ezekiel Elliott stands out as the best in the country, according to the NFL Network’s lead draft expert. That makes sense, considering his all-around talent at all aspects of his position. Derrick Henry ranks second on Mayock’s rankings.

    Michael Thomas, who many believe has the most potential of all the wide receivers in this draft class, ranks third behind Baylor’s Corey Coleman and Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss. Many believe that Thomas could be the best route runner in the class and has displayed his ability to make the big play. Jalin Marshall, who also declared for the NFL Draft, was not ranked in the top five at wide receivers. Most haven’t ranked him inside their top 100 prospects either. A strong showing in the combine could change his draft stock quickly though.

    Braxton Miller, who is one of the most dynamic athletes heading into the NFL, could sneak his way into the top five at the position with a strong showing at the combine as well.

    At tight end, Nick Vannett surprised a lot of scouts with his showing in the Senior Bowl. He has very similar size to Rob Gronkowski, which will have many scouts thinking they can develop him no matter what. Mayock has him ranked 4th at the position.

    Laremy Tunsil is the top offensive line prospect in this draft, but at offensive tackle, Taylor Decker has earned the respect of football minds across professional football Mayock has him ranked 4th at offensive tackle behind Tunsil, Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley, and Michigan State’s Jack Conklin.

    At linebacker, Darron Lee has been one of the most talked about players heading into the combine. He’s ranked 4th in the outside linebacker behind Myles Jack, Reggie Ragland, and Jaylon Smith.

    Eli Apple ranks in at number four as well at cornerback. Mayock sees Vonn Bell as the second best safety in the draft class as well.

    Missing the cut was defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, who had a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, after being suspended from the Buckeye program.

    Cardale Jones also wasn’t ranked in the top five at quarterback, which wasn’t surprising. His measurables at the Combine could make a big difference in his future.

    To view Mike Mayock’s complete rankings, click here. The Combine will begin on Feb. 23rd in Indianapolis.

    The post Mike Mayock has Eight Former Ohio State Buckeyes ranked in his Initial Position-By-Position Rankings appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.

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