Malik Harrison becomes fifth Buckeye defensive player selected in 2020 NFL Draft
Ohio State is sending a plethora of defensive players to the NFL during this year’s draft.
Late Friday night, the Buckeyes had their fifth defensive player selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, as the Baltimore Ravens picked up linebacker Malik Harrison with the 98th pick. He was the second Ohio State player taken in the third round, behind defensive tackle Davon Hamilton.
Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette were the other three defensive players out of Ohio State selected through the first two days of the draft. J.K. Dobbins and Jonah Jackson are the only Buckeye offensive players selected in the top 100 picks.
Harrison finished the 2019 season as Ohio State’s leading tackler, totaling 75 stops on the year. He also collected 16.5 tackles for loss, four pass break-ups and one fumble recovery during the Buckeyes’ 13-1 campaign. Harrison also tied for the most tackles on the team in 2018 with 81.
During his career in Columbus, Harrison stacked up 205 total stops with 29 tackles for loss and nine pass break-ups. Now, the former Buckeye heads to Baltimore where his dream of playing in the NFL becomes a reality.