There are 12 different former Ohio State Buckeyes in NFL Mock Drafts. And it looks like the program could be on the verge of doing something it has never done before.
Jordan Fuller was a three-year starter for Ohio State, replacing All-American Malik Hooker quite well. This past season he was the last line of defense for one of the best Buckeye defenses ever, and whoever replaces him this coming season will have just as much pressure on him as Fuller did in replacing Hooker.
Ohio State has placed four starters on the 2019 All-Big Ten First-Team defense. Junior defensive end Chase Young, junior cornerback Jeff Okudah, and senior safety Jordan Fuller were named to both the coaches and media first team, while senior linebacker Malik Harrison was selected only be the coaches as a first-team honoree. Fifth-year senior cornerback Damon Arnette…
Ohio State senior safety Jordan Fuller was named one of 12 finalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy on Wednesday. The award, which is presented by Mazda, annually recognizes college football’s best scholar-athlete, and bases the decision on combined academic success, football performance, and exemplary leadership.
The Ohio State defense is ranked fourth in the nation in scoring, second in total defense, first in sacks, second in tackles for loss, 11th in interceptions, fourth in fumbles forced, and third in opponent third down percentage. This is the best Buckeye defense in years and little doubt that it is one of the most exciting in recent memory.
Last season, it was a common occurrence to witness an Ohio State defense allowing big plays time after time from opponent after opponent. It frustrated fans, players, and coaches alike. Just how bad was it? The Buckeyes were 13th in the Big Ten in allowing plays of 30 yards or more in 2018, and ranked 114th in that category in the country. Only two teams in the nation…
Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley met with reporters on Monday, as did senior safety Jordan Fuller and redshirt sophomore center Josh Myers. Hafley talked about what his defense did in the off week and how they still have plenty to fix. Fuller and Myers also answered plenty of questions from the assembled reporters.