Defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah, considered among the top five players available in the NFL draft, will lead the contingent of Buckeyes

Eleven former Ohio State football players will attend the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis later this month.


The group of Buckeyes is headlined by Chase Young, the prolific pass rusher who is projected to be one of the top selections in the league’s draft, as well as cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Jeff Okudah; running back J.K. Dobbins; receivers K.J. Hill, Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor; safety Jordan Fuller; defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton; linebacker Malik Harrison; and offensive lineman Jonah Jackson.


The league released its list of invitees on Friday afternoon.


Only defending national champion LSU had more of its former players (16) invited to the event, which begins on Feb. 24 at Lucas Oil Stadium.


Ohio State was tied with Michigan for the second-most invitees with 11, followed by Alabama and Georgia, which each had 10.


On-field workouts for quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends are scheduled for Feb. 27, with running backs and offensive linemen to go on Feb. 28, defensive linemen and linebackers on Feb. 29 and defensive backs on March 1.


The NFL draft is April 23-25 in Las Vegas.


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