NFL undrafted free agent tracker 2021: Where Ohio State players are headed

Joey Kaufman
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes punter Drue Chrisman (91) kicks a punt over running back Mitch Rossi (34) and Northwestern Wildcats linebacker Chris Bergin (28) during the NCAA football game at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Ohio State won 52-3. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

A total of 10 Ohio State prospects were selected in this year's NFL draft in Cleveland.

But not all of the Buckeyes heard their names called over seven rounds that ran over three days.

Those who weren't drafted are left to sign with teams as undrafted free agents and make an impression in offseason programs, starting with rookie minicamp. 

So where are they headed? The Dispatch is monitoring their landing spots below.

Linebacker Tuf Borland

Borland is headed to the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent.

He’s the second Buckeye to join the Vikings, following guard Wyatt Davis, who was picked by the team in the third round on Friday night.

Known for his veteran leadership at Ohio State, Borland was voted as a team captain in three consecutive seasons. The only other three-time captain in program history had been quarterback J.T. Barrett.

Since he was a freshman in 2017, Borland was among the Buckeyes’ leading tacklers and finished with 228 over a productive career.

Punter Drue Chrisman

A native of Cincinnati, Chrisman will join his hometown team in signing with the Bengals.

He could be groomed as a replacement for Kevin Huber, who has been the team's punter since he was drafted in the fifth round in 2009.

Chrisman was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league's coaches last season. In 2020, he pinned 11 of 27 punts inside the 20-yard line and averaged 45 yards per attempt.

Kicker Blake Haubeil  

In a tweet, Haubeil confirmed he was signing with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent.

He made 28 of 35 field-goal attempts in his care taking over placekicking duties for Ohio State as a sophomore in 2018.

His career-long was a made 55-yard attempt in 2019 at Northwestern. He missed three games last fall, including the national championship game because of a positive COVID-19 test.

Tight end Jake Hausmann

A blocking specialist, Hausmann will join the Detroit Lions on an undrafted free agent deal.

He caught one pass for 13 yards last season.

Linebacker Justin Hilliard

Hilliard signed with the San Francisco 49ers, where he will join Buckeyes teammate Trey Sermon, who was selected by the team in the third round of the draft on Friday night.

At Ohio State for six seasons, Hilliard saw the best stretch of his career last fall, finishing with 33 tackles, fourth-most on the team, and picking off a critical late pass in the Big Ten championship game.

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