When the NFL Draft commences next week, a handful of college football coaches will be in attendance, supporting former players as they prepare to take the next step. One of those coaches will be Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson.
Allan Bell of 247Sports reported that Johnson is among 10 head coaches who have confirmed they’ll be in Nashville next week. He is the only non-head coach who will be attending the event.
Other coaches attending the draft include: David Cutcliffe (Duke), Matt Luke (Ole Miss), Joe Moorhead (Mississippi State), Ed Orgeron (LSU), Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma), Nick Saban (Alabama), Mark Stoops (Kentucky), Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Willie Taggart (Florida State).
JUST IN: College coaches attending the NFL Draft:
David Cutcliffe – Duke
Larry Johnson (DL) – Ohio State
Matt Luke – Ole Miss
Joe Moorhead – MS State
Ed Orgeron – LSU
Lincoln Riley – Oklahoma
Nick Saban – Alabama
Mark Stoops – Kentucky
Dabo Swinney – Clemson
Willie Taggart – FSU
— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) April 15, 2019
Johnson will be in attendance to show support for Nick Bosa, as well as other Buckeyes. Bosa is considered to be one of the top prospects in the Draft and is expected to be a top three selection.
Johnson will be entering his sixth season at Ohio State as the defensive line coach. Before that, he was at Penn State from 2000-13.