Three Ohio State football players appear in Todd McShay’s updated top 32 NFL draft prospects

Now that the Ohio State football season is over, we’ll begin to look ahead, and one of those things we turn the page toward is the upcoming 2022 NFL draft. As usual, there will be a solid scarlet and gray hue to all the hoopla that is the annual spectacle, and we’re sure to see former OSU players go on day one, through the middle rounds, and late.

One of the foremost experts on all things NFL draft-related is ESPN’s Todd McShay. He releases several lists and mock drafts encompassing all the NFL draft-eligible players, and he’s at it basically year-round.

Now that most of the postseason is over, McShay updated his top 32 players (subscription required) in the 2022 NFL draft, and there are three Ohio State players included. Here are the three players and what McShay says about each.

No. 9 – Garrett Wilson, Wide Receiver

Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson first round according to former NFL GM

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Garrett Wilson (5) celebrates after a long run during Saturday’s NCAA Division I football game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on October 30, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

What McShay says

“Wilson accelerates off the line and immediately puts defensive backs on their heels. He will drop his weight at the top of his route stem, and he is extremely sudden in and out of his breaks. Wilson occasionally is a body catcher, but I’ve also seen him make plenty of difficult catches away from his frame and in traffic, controlling his body and adjusting to off-target throws. There is big-play ability too, thanks to the elite speed and acceleration. He tracks the deep ball well, and while he isn’t going to elude many defenders laterally, he turns upfield and hits the second gear so swiftly that he is trouble after the catch. Wilson had 70 catches for 1,058 yards and 12…


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