It was basically inevitable.

When it was announced that Ohio State would have 14 participants in the NFL Scouting Combine, the likelihood that the Buckeyes walked away with the Olympics-style medal count was great.

As it turned out, that’s exactly what happened.

Ohio State earned 12 medals in Indianapolis, which was five more than second-place Cal. Here’s a breakdown of the top eight schools:

To clarify, a medal is earned when a player finishes in the top three among his position group for a specific drill. The Buckeyes had plenty of players do just that.

  • Joey Bosa, DL — 3-cone drill (second place), 20-yard shuttle (second place)
  • Darron Lee, LB — 40-yard dash (first place), broad jump (first place), 20-yard shuttle (third place)
  • Cardale Jones, QB — vertical jump (first place)
  • Michael Thomas, WR — bench press (third place)
  • Braxton Miller, WR — 20-yard shuttle (first place), 60-yard shuttle (first place), 3-cone drill (third place)
  • Nick Vannett, TE — 60-yard shuttle (second place), 20-yard shuttle (second place)

The next closest B1G teams to Ohio State were Indiana and Northwestern, both of whom tied for ninth place with four medals.