The eyes of the NFL were on Ohio State yesterday. All 32 teams were represented, with more than 100 scouts, coaches on General Managers on hand to watch the NFL bound Buckeyes work out at Ohio State's annual Pro Day.
Potential number one pick Nick Bosa was there but did not work out, standing by his performance at the NFL Combine. That meant most of the attention would be on quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who is battling Oklahoma product Kyler Murray to be the first QB taken in the draft on April 25. Haskins, who threw at the combine, threw again and by all accounts, was impressive. Receivers Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon caught passes from Haskins, who worked out for roughly a half-hour.
"It looked natural...it didn't look forced," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said of Haskins workout. "I think sometimes when you watch a quarterback you think, 'how is he going to throw?'...Dwayne threw the way Dwayne throws. Our receivers caught the way they caught and you saw Terry McLaurin and Johnnie (Dixon) and those guys just work hard to go catch the ball and run really fast. That's what practice (last season) looked like."
The national media put Haskins and Ohio State Pro Day in the spotlight. The NFL Network carried Haskins workout live, with announcers Rhett Lewis, Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah providing the commentary. ESPN carried portions of the workout live as well, with analysts Todd McShay and Louis Riddick talking with both Haskins and Bosa. You can check out those videos and see how Haskins looked for yourself below. Also included is a social media post from Ohio State, with Haskins looking at film with Ryan Day. It's pretty cool.