Former Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, cornerback Jeff Okudah and running back J.K. Dobbins are among 58 prospects who will participate virtually in this month’s NFL draft, the league announced Thursday night.


All three players are projected as first-round selections, including Young, the prolific pass rusher who is considered likely to land in the top three.


Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from LSU who spent his first three seasons in college at Ohio State, will also participate and is likely to be made the first overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals.


The draft remains on for April 23-25 but will be held online rather than in Las Vegas as scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Details about the prospects’ virtual participation in the draft are to be released later, according to the NFL’s release.


Top prospects typically attend the draft with their families as well as friends and agents. Last year, former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was at the draft in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was picked second overall by the San Francisco 49ers.


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