The NFL combine is wrapping up in Indianapolis and for the most part, the former Buckeyes invited have done nothing to hurt their draft stock.
Over the weekend, wide-outs Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon blazed in the 40-yard dash. Campbell in fact, with a 4.32, had the fastest time of anyone, at any position. McLaurin was impressive as well with a 4.36 and Dixon ran a 4.41.
Campbell in particular was highlighted by the NFL Network Saturday as the receiver who shined the most and was more than just his speed. Campbell also tested off the charts with his vertical and broad jumps and did well on his skill drills as well. Check out some of his highlights below.
But the performance of Campbell and his other "Zone 6" teammates was only part of what was an impressive weekend for Ohio State products.
All eyes Saturday were on quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who is battling Heisman winner Kyler Murray to be the first quarterback taken in the NFL draft next month. Murray chose not to work out, saving himself for Oklahoma's upcoming pro day. Haskins however did throw and analysts have said he did not disappoint.
While his 40 time of 5.03 was the slowest among the quarterbacks at the combine, Haskins natural passing ability seemed to more than make up for it.
"(The ball) jumps out of his hand a little differently than what we've seen from the other guys," NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said during Saturday's passing drills.
On Sunday, defensive end Nick Bosa was under the microscope. Bosa suffered a serious groin injury in week three last season vs TCU. It was questionable as to whether Bosa would be able to make it back for the Buckeyes to begin with, but the potential overall number one pick decided to end his college career announcing mid-season that he was leaving school to recover from the injury and train for the draft. His on field work in Indianapolis was the first chance for NFL scouts, coaches and GM's to see if he is fully recovered. It seems he is. Like most of his former Buckeye teammates over the weekend, Bosa showed off his athletic ability and certainly remains in play as the possible first pick in the draft.
The only bummer regarding former Buckeyes was the apparent serious injury to defensive back Kendall Sheffield. While doing bench press reps Sunday, Sheffield yelled out in pain and suffered what is being reported as a severe pectoral injury.
Sheffield, not only a football player at Ohio State but also an indoor track star, was likely to have posted an impressive 40 time when defensive backs run Monday, but the injury has taken him out of the rest of the combine.
Quite the recruiting tool
With the way Ohio State products have performed at the combine, it's not a surprise that Buckeye football is highlighting the performances on their social media platforms. The ability for Ohio State to produce NFL talent is certainly a recruiting tool and OSU football made sure top prospects, considering the Buckeyes, were aware of everything that happened in Indianapolis over the weekend. Here's a sample from the Ohio State Football Twitter account.