Buckeyes Take The Next Step

The NFL draft concluded over the weekend and in the end, seven Ohio State products were selected. It started with Thursday's first round picks of defensive back Marshon Lattimore to New Orleans, safety Malik Hooker to Indianapolis and defensive  back Gareon Conley to Oakland.

In day two of the draft Friday night, receiver/running back Curtis Samuel was taken by Carolina in round two. Also in the second round, linebacker Raekwon McMillan was picked by Miami and then in round three, center Pat Elflein was picked by Minnesota. 

The final Buckeye selected in the draft was receiver Noah Brown, taken by Dallas in round seven.

Samuel's selection to Carolina raised some eye brows. The Panthers, with their first round pick, took a similar hybrid type-player, in Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. With Cam Newton at quarterback it will be interesting to see how the Panthers offense works in their two new play makers.

The Big Ten Network was with Samuel, when he was picked. Some cool behind the scenes video here. Check it out below.

Speaking of behind the scenes videos--when the Cowboys took Brown in round seven, they tweeted out a link to the video and audio of their conversation of Brown when he was selected. Two things stuck out. One---it sure sounds like former Buckeye and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott helped get Brown to Dallas--and two---the joy of being selected in the NFL draft is powerful. Brown stayed calm during the conversation but the screaming and yelling of happy family members in the background is a reminder that getting that phone call is not only a life-changing moment for the player--but also his family. Check it out here.

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