Minnesota and Northwestern have had limited impact on the NFL draft recently; neither school had a player selected in the 2011 event and that’s likely to hold true in 2012.  Ohio State on the other hand was just one player shy of putting an even dozen into the first round since the 2006 event.  That will change as the way it looks now, no Buckeye will crack the top 35 picks next April.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FA Da’Jon McKnight WR 6 4Sr Reliable wide out best running underneath routes.
FA MarQueis Gray WR 5 4Jr Nice sized athlete that showed skill at receiver last season. Expected to switch the quarterback this year.
FA Gary Tinsley ILB 51 4Sr Undersized yet explosive linebacker that gives effort.
FA Mike Rallis OLB 26 4Jr Smallish weak side prospect that makes plays sideline to sideline and shows skill in coverage.
FA Keanon Cooper OLB 4 4Jr Small yet very quick linebacker that covers a lot of area on the field and makes plays in every direction.
FA Eric Lair TE 85 4Sr Pass catching tight end that lacks size, strength and downfield speed.
FA Duane Bennett RB 22 5Sr
FA Troy Stoudermire WR 11 4Sr One time highly rated pass catcher that can also help out as return specialist.
FA DeLeon Eskridge RB 23 4Sr Hard charging ball carrier that showed flashes of skill.  Has left the Minnesota program.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FA Vince Browne DE 94 5Sr Hard-working yet smallish defensive end who hustles around the field to make plays. Lacks size and elite speed.
FA Quentin Williams DE 88 4Jr Athletic college defensive end that shows the ability to make plays in every direction. Gets up the field. Lacks classic size and could make the transition to outside linebacker at the next level.
FA David Arnold S 32 5Sr Tough run defending safety that also shows skill against the pass. Lacks great recovery speed yet may have enough ability to be used in a zone system.
FA Jordan Mabin CB 26 4Sr Small quarterback with solid ball skills and potential in a zone system.
FA Neal Deiters T 79 4Jr One time highly rated prospect that was moved into a reserve role last season.
FA Al Netter T 75 5Sr Solid pass protecting left tackle who displays footwork and the ability to adjust to defenders.
FA Dan Persa QB 7 4Sr fearless college quarterback that is effective running the ball and throwing it. Lacks the measurable’s for the next level yet will get consideration in wildcat formations.
FA Doug Bartels G 64 5Sr Highly rated prospect that moved into a reserve role last season.
FA Ben Burkett C 65 5Sr Efficient college center best as a position blocker. Very effective with shotgun snap.
FA Brian Peters S 10 5Sr Solid zone safety constantly around the ball between the numbers.

Ohio State

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2nd DeVier Posey WR 8 4Sr tremendously athletic receiver that makes spectacular plays on occasion. Runs solid routes, has a quick burst and wins out in battles. Possesses the physical skills to be a number two receiver in the NFL.
3rd Daniel Herron RB 1 5Sr quick, explosive ball carrier that can beat defenders into the open field then run to daylight. Creative running back that also alludes defenders and makes his own yardage.
3rd Mike Brewster C 50 4Sr Terrific blocker on the pivot with a complete understanding of the game. Plays with great quickness, intelligence and intensity. Outstanding with the shot gun snaps. Not a mauler but understands positioning and angles. Effective in motion.
4-5 Mike Adams T 75 4Sr Underrated left tackle prospect that does not possess the great footwork yet consistently gets the job done.
5th Zach Boren FB 44 3Jr Terrific lead blocker that can be dominant at the point of attack and is also a productive pass catcher out of the backfield.
5th JB Shugarts T 76 4Sr Tough, slug-it-out right tackle prospect that does a nice job blocking with proper fundamentals.
FA Jake Stoneburner TE 11 4Jr Solid pass catching tight end that always comes away with the difficult grab. Gives effort blocking yet lacks functional football strength.
FA Nathan Williams OLB 43 4Sr
FA Andrew Sweat OLB 42 4Sr Intense, hard-working linebacker with limited physical skills.
FA John Simon DT 54 4Sr Undersized yet workmanlike type of lineman that shows great explosion on the inside.
FA Reid Fragel TE 88 3Jr Marginal, one dimensional blocking tight end.