Late Round Buckeyes Making Big First Impressions


Back in April, no one was surprised that 10 Buckeye football players were selected in the NFL draft. The talented group was highlighted by first rounders Chase Young (No. 2, Washington), Jeffrey Okudah (No. 3, Detroit), and Damon Arnette (No. 19, Las Vegas). What was a surprise was how long it took for two of the Buckeyes most productive players to hear their name called. Jordan Fuller, a two-time captain and three year starter at safety wasn't selected until the L.A. Rams grabbed him in the sixth round. K.J. Hill, who left Ohio State as the all-time leading receiver in school history, wasn't picked until the L.A. Chargers snatched him in round seven. Now, both late round draft picks appear to be making huge impressions on their new teams.

On Monday, both Fuller and Hill were highlighted on their respective teams Twitter feed. Fuller was praised for his leadership while Hill's training camp production was talked up by All-Pro Chargers wide out Keenan Allen. Ohio State took note of both features on its Twitter feed as well. You can check out those reports on both Fuller and Hill below.

Meanwhile, Young and Ohio State and Washington teammates Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin were also featured on social media. Haskins is entering his second year and is battling to win the starting quarterback job in Washington. His chemistry with McLaurin was highlighted. Young, who like Haskins is a native of the D.C. area, has made quite an impression as well. Check it all out below.

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