Ohio State made some NFL draft history in round one on Thursday night. Three members of the 2016 Ohio State secondary were taken in the first round.
Defensive back Marshon Lattimore was first to go, taken 11th by the New Orleans Saints. He will join a host of Buckeyes on the Saints. Both safety Vonn Bell and wide out Michael Thomas were taken by New Orleans last year. Free agent Ted Ginn Jr. signed with the Saints this off-season. Tight end Jake Stoneburner is also on the New Orleans roster.
Similarly, safety Malik Hooker is going to a Buckeye friendly place. He was taken by Indianapolis at No. 15. The Colts roster includes Ohio State products like offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, linebacker John Simon and defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins.
The third first round selection for Ohio State was defensive back Gareon Conley, going No. 24 to Oakland. Conley's draft status was in question this week after he was accused of rape, dating back to an incident at a Cleveland hotel on April 9. Conley has not been charged and has strongly denied the allegations. According to multiple reports, he took a lie detector test for NFL teams and passed. That apparently satisfied the Raiders. By taking Conley, it made Ohio State just the second team ever to have three members of its secondary taken in the first round. The Miami Hurricanes of 2002 were the other. Here's some of the social media reaction from Thursday night.