Ohio State Football Buckeyes Chase Young
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Ranking Ohio State’s 2019 Playmakers on Defense: No. 1 — DE Chase Young

The No. 1 player on this list led Ohio State in sacks and tackles for loss last season as a sophomore and begins his junior season as a serious candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Chase Young came to Ohio State from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where he was a 5-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class.

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Ranking Ohio State’s 2019 Playmakers on Defense: No. 2 — BUL Brendon White

The No. 2 player on this list began his career at Ohio State as a linebacker, then spent time at wide receiver, then found a home at safety last season, and is now playing a position that didn’t even exist eight months ago. Brendon White was a Buckeye long before he ever signed his letter of intent. A legacy — his father William was a defensive back at Ohio State…

Ohio State Football Buckeyes Damon Arnette
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Ranking Ohio State’s Playmakers on Defense: No. 7 — Damon Arnette

The No. 7 player on this list is now in his third year of starting at cornerback for the Buckeyes, but this will be the first year that he isn’t rotating with two other starters. Five years ago today, Damon Arnette committed to South Carolina. A 3-star prospect, Arnette was still looking around leading up to the 2015 signing day. That January, he took official visits…

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Ranking Ohio State’s Playmakers on Defense: No. 10 — Robert Landers

The No. 10 player on this list is about to embark on his fourth season in the Buckeyes’ nose tackle rotation and second year as a starter, and is still looking for a shot on the offensive side of the ball. Robert Landers was a late, but welcome addition to Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class. After redshirting as a true freshman, he has been in Ohio State’s lineup whenever healthy.