Seven Buckeyes were selected in the NFL draft April 27-29. Four of those seven draft picks just got their first taste of what pro football is all about. NFL rookie mini-camps opened this past weekend and OSU products Gareon Conley (1st round, Oakland), Curtis Samuel (2nd round, Carolina), Raekwon McMillan (2nd round, Miami) and Pat Elflein (3rd round, Minnesota) worked out for their new teams for the first time.
Conley, at Raiders camp, dealt with questions regarding his off-field issue. The former OSU defensive back still has not been charged, but still is under investigation for rape and met with Cleveland police a week ago.
"I felt like it went good," Conley said of his meeting with police. "There's nothing more to say about that. I'll find out what happens (later)."
Samuel, asked what the best part of his time with the Panthers was, said it was the most routine part of his first day.
"Putting on this great jersey...I love the color," Samuel said. "That was the best part...just putting the jersey on."
Here's some of the social media action, regarding the first weekend for these four Buckeyes. Coming up next weekend, Marshon Lattimore (1st round, New Orleans), Malik Hooker (1st round, Indianapolis) and Noah Brown (7th round, Dallas) will have their first mini-camp experience.
Exciting two days! https://t.co/fBqArSYMjl— Curtis Samuel (@CurtisSamuel4__) May 6, 2017