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Ohio State Ties USC For Most First-Round Picks In NFL Draft History

Ohio State football quarterback Dwayne Haskins Record

Defensive end Nick Bosa and quarterback Dwayne Haskins were picked in Thursday’s first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Bosa went second overall to the 49ers and Haskins lasted until the 15th overall pick to the Washington Redskins.

They are the 80th and 81st Buckeyes selected in the first round of the Draft since 1938, tying USC for the most of any school.

The first OSU player to have his name called in the top round was DB Jim McDonald in 1938. It didn’t happen again until FB Fred Morrison went in the first round in 1950.

Heisman Trophy winner Hopalong Cassady was the next Buckeye to go in the first, in 1956.

The Buckeyes started piling up first-rounders in 1959 (Don Clark and Dan James) and 1960 (Birtho Arnold, James Houston, and Bob White).

A pair of OSU players went in the first round in 1963 (Daryl Sanders and Bob Vogel) and 1969 (Rufus Mayes and Dave Foley) and when the “Super Sophs” graduated, four were first-round picks in 1971 (John Brockington, Jack Tatum, Tim Anderson, and Leo Hayden).

The Buckeyes had three first round picks in both 1974 (John Hicks, Rick Middleton, Randy Gradishar) and 1975 (Kurt Schumacher, Doug France, Neal Colzie).

They matched that feat of back-to-back trios of first-round picks in 1995 (Joey Galloway, Korey Stringer, Craig Powell), and 1996 (Terry Glenn, Rickey Dudley, Eddie George).

Orlando Pace and Shawn Springs went No. 1 and 3 overall in 1997.

Twice in school history, five different Buckeyes went in the first round. The first was 2006, when A.J. Hawk, Donte Whitner, Bobby Carpenter, Santonio Holmes, and Nick Mangold were all selected. It happened again in 2016 with Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Eli Apple, Taylor Decker, and Darron Lee all going in the first 20 picks of the Draft.

Only three Buckeyes have ever gone No. 1 overall: LB Tom Cousineau (1979), DT Dan Wilkinson (1994), and OT Orlando Pace (1997).

Unlike other NCAA leaders who claim top status based mostly on a big advantage piled up more than a century ago, the Buckeyes have had most of their top draft picks in the last 25 years. More than half of their first-round picks have been selected since 1995.

Below is a list of the schools with the most first-round picks entering the 2019 Draft.

1. USC – 81
2. Ohio State – 79
3. N. Dame – 68
4. Miami – 63
5. Alabama – 59
6. Florida – 52
7. Tennessee – 46 Oklahoma – 46
9. Michigan – 45
10. Texas – 44 FSU – 44

You can find a list of every OSU player picked in the first round of the NFL Draft below.

YearPickPlayerPositionTeam
20202Chase YoungDEWashington Redskins
20203Jeff OkudahCBDetroit Lions
202019Damon ArnetteCBOakland Raiders
20192Nick BosaDESan Francisco 49ers
201915Dwayne HaskinsQBWashington Redskins
20184Denzel WardCBCleveland Browns
201821Billy PriceCCincinnati Bengals
201711Marshon LattimoreCBNew Orleans Saints
201715Malik HookerSAFIndianapolis Colts
201724Gareon ConleyCBOakland Raiders
20163Joey BosaDESan Diego Chargers
20164Ezekiel ElliottRBDallas Cowboys
201610Eli AppleCBNew York Giants
201616Taylor DeckerOTDetroit Lions
201620Darron LeeLBNew York Jets
201415Ryan ShazierLBPittsburgh Steelers
201431Bradley RobyCBDenver Broncos
201131Cameron HeywardDEPittsburgh Steelers
200914Malcolm JenkinsCBNew Orleans Saints
200931Beanie WellsRBArizona Cardinals
20086Vernon GholstonDENew York Jets
20079Ted Ginn, Jr.WRMiami Dolphins
200732Anthony GonzalezWRIndianapolis Colts
20065A.J. HawkLBGreen Bay Packers
20068Donte WhitnerSAFBuffalo Bills
200618Bobby CarpenterLBDallas Cowboys
200625Santonio HolmesWRPittsburgh Steelers
200629Nick MangoldCNew York Jets
200418Will SmithDENew Orleans Saints
200428Chris GambleCBCarolina Panthers
200429Michael JenkinsWRAtlanta Falcons
200121Nate ClementsCBBuffalo Bills
200129Ryan PickettDTSt. Louis Rams
200024Ahmed PlummerCBSan Francisco 49ers
19998David BostonWRArizona Cardinals
199923Antoine WinfieldCBBuffalo Bills
199928Andy KatzenmoyerLBNew England Patriots
19971Orlando PaceOTSt. Louis Rams
19973Shawn SpringsCBSeattle Seahawks
19967Terry GlennWRNew England Patriots
19969Rickey DudleyTEOakland Raiders
199614Eddie GeorgeRBHouston Oilers
19958Joey GallowayWRSeattle Seahawks
199524Korey StringerOTMinnesota Vikings
199530Craig PowellLBCleveland Browns
19941Dan WilkinsonDTCincinnati Bengals
199321Robert SmithRBMinnesota Vikings
199222Alonzo SpellmanDEChicago Bears
199119Vinnie ClarkCBGreen Bay Packers
198816Eric KumerowDEMiami Dolphins
198610Keith ByarsRBMiami Dolphins
198512Jim LacheyOTSan Diego Chargers
198427William RobertsOGNew York Giants
19824Art SchlichterQBBaltimore Colts
19791Tom CousineauLBBuffalo Bills
19784Chris WardOTNew York Jets
197723Bob BrudzinskiLBLos Angeles Rams
197621Tim FoxDBNew England Patriots
197624Archie GriffinRBCincinnati Bengals
197512Kurt SchumacherOGNew Orleans Saints
197520Doug FranceOTLos Angeles Rams
197524Neil ColzieDBOakland Raiders
19743John HicksOTNew York Giants
197413Rick MiddletonLBNew Orleans Saints
197414Randy GradisharLBDenver Broncos
19719John BrockingtonRBGreen Bay Packers
197119Jack TatumDBOakland Raiders
197124Leo HaydenRBMinnesota Vikings
196914Rufus MayesOTChicago Bears
196926Dave FoleyOTNew York Jets
1964Paul WarfieldWRCleveland Browns
1963Daryl SandersOTDetroit Lions
1963Bob VogelOTBaltimore Colts
1962Bob FergusonFBPittsburgh Steelers
1961Tom MatteRBBaltimore Colts
1960Birtho ArnoldOLBuffalo Bills
1960Jim HoustonLBCleveland Browns
1960Bob WhiteFBHouston Oilers
1959Don ClarkRBChicago Bears
1959Dan JamesOTSan Francisco 49ers
1957Jim ParkerOTBaltimore Colts
1956Hopalong CassadyRBDetroit Lions
1950Fred MorrisonFBChicago Bears
1938Jim McDonaldDBPhiladelphia Eagles

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