Ohio State has been one of the best college football programs for the past decade. Each year, they produce countless NFL-caliber prospects and often have many players competing for spots in the first-round draft, and the 2021 NFL Draft looks no different.
However, the 2021 NFL Draft process is looking different. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was no NFL Scouting Combine in 2021, so NFL teams have had to focus more on professional days to see the best prospects from the best. programs in action. As a result, that means prospects only get one chance to prove themselves, even if it’s on a player they’re familiar with.
Ohio State players will have the opportunity to train for NFL teams on their professional day on Tuesday, March 30. This year, there are fewer great safe prospects at Ohio State, so the players involved are vying for position, whether in the first round of the draft or beyond. There will be plenty of players to watch in action, including but not limited to QB Justin Fields, RB Trey Sermon, OL Wyatt Davis and LB Baron Browning.
With the cancellation of the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NFL teams have had few offseason opportunities to evaluate the top prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. That has made professional day workouts even more important this year as it represents the only opportunity for NFL teams to evaluate prospects based on their raw athletic test numbers and performance on key practice drills.
Here’s how you can see the best Buckeyes players in action and what to look for on Ohio State’s 2021 Pro Day:
When is Ohio State professional football day?
- Date: Tuesday March 30
- Time: 6 pm ET
Ohio State’s business day will be held Tuesday night at 6 pm, just before prime time. The number one player to watch will be quarterback Justin Fields as he looks to establish himself as a possible top 10 pick. He’s competing for the draft with Mac Jones of Alabama and Trey Lance of North Dakota State and he’s probably in the mix for the No. 3 pick the San Francisco 49ers now have.
How to Watch Ohio State Professional Day Workouts
The NFL Network continues to provide coverage of notable NFL professional days in the run-up to the 2021 NFL Draft. That will include Ohio State Professional Day. Your coverage will come through a “Path to the Draft Pro Day Special,” and former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks will provide an analysis of each player’s performance during the event. They will also have draft stock updates for all players, and it will be particularly interesting to see how they view Fields stocks after the San Francisco 49ers traded in the draft.
MORE: Full Schedule of NFL Pro Days Before the 2021 Draft
What to see on Ohio State’s career day
Obviously, Justin fields he will be the best player to watch for Ohio State. As mentioned, he’s in a fiercely contested battle to be one of the top three quarterbacks off the board, and he’s looking to put on a show on his pro day to reignite his actions. After throwing for 2,100 yards, 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions in eight games last year, many thought it was a top-10 block and his gutsy performance against Clemson, when he threw for six touchdowns and played through an injury at the chest. that up.
On Tuesday, Fields will look to show off his athleticism, his ability to throw on the move and his strong arm. He’s more experienced than his competition for the No. 3 quarterback position, so you’ll want to show good mechanics and precision on the field. If it can do that, it should be able to establish itself as a more pro-ready option than the Raw Lance. And if he can show arm strength and great athletic and movement ability, he’ll have a chance to pass Jones, who is the worst athlete of the top five quarterbacks in this class.
Outside of Fields, there are many other prospects to watch. Trey Sermon he averaged nearly 110 rushing yards per game for Ohio State and could be a starting running back at the next level. Sermon will focus on showing off his smooth and powerful running style and strength on the bench press. The faster he can run the better, but he’s not the fastest in the world so looking good in the field will be the most important thing to him.
Elsewhere, Wyatt davis Y Baron Browning will seek to prove that they are among the top 50 players. Davis is a strong inside offensive lineman who could be a top second-round pick because of his size and strength. Your measurements will be important and so will your movement skills and your 40-yard dash time. He won’t run fast, but if he can exceed expectations in that area, that will give NFL coaches hope that he can be a better pass blocker than at Ohio State.
As for Browning, he is a great athlete, so he imagines that he will do very well. It could be fun for fans to watch him work out because of his combination of speed and instincts. With a good performance, he should solidify his status as a potential Round 2 pick.
Unfortunately, CB Shaun wade, which was once thought to be a possible first-round option and the top corner in this class, will not work on Tuesday. He is dealing with a turf toe injury, so he will take a workout on April 14 instead.
Mock NFL draft for Ohio State players
The latest mock NFL draft from Sporting News projects that only one Ohio State Buckeye will go in the first round, according to Vinnie Iyer. That would be Justin fields, whom Iyer leads to the Carolina Panthers with the No. 8 overall pick.
If Fields is the only Ohio State player participating in Round 1, that would mark the fewest Buckeye players selected in the opening draw since 2015, when zero was among the top 32 picks.
Read the full mock draft of SN Round 1 here.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.