Ohio State enters Friday’s game in Ryan Field as huge favorites over Northwestern, but that has not stopped NFL teams from coming out in impressive numbers for the contest.

It comes as no surprise that plenty of NFL teams are interested in the game with a number of pro prospects on the field. Obviously, Ohio State players headline the list of draft-eligible players but do not overlook a couple of Northwestern defenders.

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Offensively, the Buckeyes have a host of skill players that are likely being looked at closely. RB JK Dobbins and WRs Binjimen Victor and KJ Hill are all draft-eligible prospects. On the other side of the ball, DE Chase Young and DB Jeff Okudah are the two players that are likely to draw a lot of eyeballs. Jordan Fuller is another defender to keep your eyes on.

For Northwestern, the impressive linebacker duo of Paddy Fisher and Blake Gallagher are two names to watch. Both are juniors but have already put together strong careers with the Wildcats. DL Joe Gaziano is another player to watch.

Ahead of Friday’s kickoff, Dan Hope of 11 Warriors is reporting that 16 NFL teams have representatives on hand for the game, including a number of General Managers:

Even if the game isn’t close, there should be plenty of talent on full display. Kickoff is set for 8:30 pm EST on BTN.