Cincinnati Bengals Select Michael Jordan In Fourth Round of 2019 NFL Draft

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Former Ohio State offensive lineman Michael Jordan is headed to the Cincinnati Bengals to once again play alongside former OSU teammate Billy Price.

The Bengals selected Jordan in the fourth round with the 111th pick overall.

Jordan was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, winning the left guard job in the spring prior to his true freshman season back in 2016.

He became the first true freshman offensive lineman to start for Ohio State since Orlando Pace did it back in 1994.

He earned Freshman All-American accolades for his performance.

Jordan moved to center prior to the 2018 season and eventually earned First-Team All-American nods from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports. He was Ohio State’s third-consecutive All-American at the position.

He played in 41 games during his three-year career and made 41 starts.

Impressively, he iss one of only six Ohio State Buckeyes to start an opening game as a true freshman.

Jordan is the eighth Ohio State offensive lineman to be selected in the last eight years.

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Michael Jordan checks in as a true freshman in 2016

Michael Jordan Bio: Michael Jordan proved to be one of the top offensive linemen in the country as a true junior in 2018, earning first-team All-America honors by both CBS Sports and … he was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference … and after helping the Buckeyes to back-to-back Big Ten Conference championships in 2017 and 2018, to three victories over Michigan and to wins over No. 9 Washington in the 2019 Rose Bowl and No. 8 USC in the 2018 Cotton Bowl, he elected to give up his final season of eligibility and declared for the NFL Draft … Jordan was outstanding as a Buckeye … he played in every game between 2016 and 2018 – 41 in all – and started every one of them … in 2016, Jordan was the first true freshman to start along the Ohio State offensive line in 23 years, or since Orlando Pace did so in 1994 … he is one of only six Ohio State Buckeyes to start an opening game as a true freshman … he played guard his first two seasons and moved to center for the 2018 campaign … he was named first-team all-Big Ten in 2017 by the league’s coaches … he helped Buckeye offense lead the Big Ten in rushing for a third consecutive season at 243.2 yards per game in 2017 as well (17th nationally) … Jordan was an early enrollee into classes at Ohio State in January 2016 and worked his way into the starting lineup – and stayed – midway through 2016 spring drills … started all 13 games at right guard and helped the team rank 11th nationally and first in the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game … he was named a freshman All-American … completed a 180-hour internship the summer of 2018 with Munster Financial … he was working on a major in consumer and family financial services.