Ohio State wins combine medal count
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:
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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.