Ohio State 2021 live draft tracker: Which Buckeyes have been picked?

Joey Kaufman
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) heads to the locker room following the Buckeyes’ 22-10 victory against the Northwestern Wildcats during the Big Ten Championship football game on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Ohio State saw 10 of its players selected in the NFL draft this week in Cleveland, matching last year's total.

It was the seventh time in the common draft era, beginning in 1967, that double-digit Buckeyes were picked.

The Dispatch kept track below of the players who heard their names called over the past days.

Quarterback Justin Fields, 11th overall

It took a little time on Thursday night before former Fields heard his name called.

He slid outside of the top-10 before the Chicago Bears traded up to select him with the No. 11 pick.  

The selection still left Fields as the second-highest drafted quarterback out of Ohio State since Art Schlichter was grabbed by the Indianapolis Colts with the fourth overall pick in 1982.

Over the common draft era, which began in 1967, only one other Buckeyes passer has gone in the first round. That was Dwayne Haskins Jr. in 2019 when he was grabbed by the Washington Football Team with the No. 15 overall pick.

Linebacker Pete Werner, 60th overall

Werner will become the fifth former Buckeyes player on the New Orleans Saints' roster after he was selected by the team late in the second round on Friday night.

He joins safety Malcolm Jenkins, cornerback Marshion Lattimore, wide receiver Michael Thomas and tight end Nick Vannett.

Since 2003, New Orleans has drafted eight players out of Ohio State.

Center Josh Myers, 62nd overall

As the Green Bay Packers' selection, Myers is set up to replace another Buckeye in Corey Linsley.

After starting in Green Bay since he was a rookie in 2014, Linsley signed a reported five-year, $62.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers in March. 

Offensive guard Wyatt Davis, 86th overall

The grandfather of Davis was a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end for the Green Bay Packers.

But he will play for the Packers' division rival after he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings late in the third round.

Only two other guards in USC's Alijah Vera-Tucker and Notre Dame's Aaron Banks were taken off the draft board before Davis.

Running back Trey Sermon, 88th overall

San Francisco traded up to grab Sermon late in the third round, dealing a pair of fourth-round picks to the Los Angeles Rams. 

Like Myers who followed Werner late in the second round, Sermon heard his name called two picks after a teammate. 

Linebacker Baron Browning, 105th overall 

Browning was the second Buckeyes linebacker to picked in the draft and the second on the draft's second day.

It came at the very end of the third round when the Denver Broncos took him with the No. 105 overall pick.

Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, 132nd overall

Togiai became Ohio State’s first prospect to fall on the third day of the draft after he was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 132 overall pick.

He joins a premier defensive line in Cleveland that includes Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney.

Since they were reborn in 1999, the Browns have drafted four Buckeyes between tight end Darnell Sanders in 2002, wide receiver Brian Robiskie in 2009, cornerback Denzel Ward in 2018 and Togiai.

Tight end Luke Farrell, 145th overall

The Jacksonville Jaguars' selection of Farrell with the first pick of the fifth round reunites him with former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.

Farrell, a standout blocking tight end, was recruited out of Perry by Meyer in Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class.

Cornerback Shaun Wade, 160th overall

Wade's draft slide ended midway through the fifth round when he was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens.

In last year's draft, the Ravens took two Buckeyes as well between running back J.K. Dobbins and linebacker Malik Harrison.

Defensive end Jonathon Cooper, 239th overall

After no Ohio State players were taken in the sixth round, Cooper landed in the seventh round, snagged by the Denver Broncos, joining teammate Baron Browning.

Cooper was a defensive end with the Buckeyes, but could turn into an outside linebacker in Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense.

He went through linebacker drills at his pro-day workout in March.


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