2021 NFL Draft: Three Buckeyes selected in third round
Three more players out of Ohio State were selected in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night.
Offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, running back Trey Sermon and linebacker Baron Browning were all selected in the third round of this year’s draft. With those three picks, the Buckeyes have now had six players taken over the first two days of the event.
Davis was the first off the board in the third round, going No. 86 overall to the Minnesota Vikings. Davis was a two-time All-American selection (2019-20) and was also named the 2020 winner of the B1G Offensive Lineman of the Year Award. In his career at Ohio State, he played in 50 games and made 24 starts.
Sermon was taken two picks later by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 88 selection. After spending most of his career at Oklahoma, the running back transferred to Ohio State and played one season before declaring for the NFL. Sermon had an incredible postseason run for the Buckeyes, totaling 524 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns in wins over Northwestern and Clemson in the B1G Championship Game and Sugar Bowl, respectively.
Browning was the last pick of the night, closing out Round 3 action of the NFL Draft. The linebacker was picked by the Denver Broncos with the No. 105 pick overall. Last season, Browning totaled 29 tackles with 3 for loss, forced 2 fumbles and recovered 2 fumbles. In his four seasons in Columbus, the linebacker piled up 109 stops.
The other three Buckeyes selected in the first two rounds were quarterback Justin Fields (No. 11), linebacker Pete Werner (No. 60) and center Josh Myers (No. 62).