Dallas Cowboys Select Mike Weber In Seventh Round of 2019 NFL Draft

Mike Weber Ohio State Football Buckeyes

For the first time since 2015, Mike Weber is once again behind Ezekiel Elliott on a depth chart as the Dallas Cowboys selected the former Ohio State running back in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Weber went 218th overall and becomes the fifth Buckeye tailback selected this decade.

Dallas also selected Memphis running back Tony Pollard in the fourth round. Former Buckeye running back Rod Smith was with Dallas the past two years, but is now an unrestricted free agent.

Exploding on the scene as a redshirt freshman in 2016, Weber rushed for 1,096 yards and earned the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year Award. He was also named a Freshman All-American.

He became just the third Buckeye to rush for 1,000 yards as a freshman.

Weber began the 2017 season with an injury, which allowed JK Dobbins to step into a starter’s role for the Buckeyes. Because of the injuries, Weber rushed for 626 yards on just 101 carries as a sophomore in 2017.

Last season, Weber rushed for 954 yards and five touchdowns, carrying the ball 172 times.

Weber rushed for 2,676 yards in his career, finishing 14th in total rushing yardage in Ohio State history. He passed Raymont Harris this past season.

This past season, Weber rushed for 96 yards on 13 carries in the Buckeyes’ 62-39 win over Michigan. In 2017, Weber sealed OSU’s 31-20 win at Michigan with a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Mike Weber Ohio State Football Buckeyes
Mike Weber at check-in day as a freshman in 2015

3 Responses

  1. Hopefully he can stay healthy. Injuries cost him significant money. If he stays healthy I dont think J.K. ever unseats him…and he was clearly the better RB this past season (and the last half of the 2017 season as well).

  2. Glad to see this young man selected by a team that values their running backs. Best of luck Mike.

  3. Mike will prove a lot of scouts wrong. Despite nagging injuries, he got better each season.. I think he will do the same in the NFL.

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