Ohio State leads with three on PFF's top-10 NFL rookies list
Remember back in 2014, the first year of the College Football Playoff? Ohio State was supposed to be a year away from being great.
Well, it didn’t work out that way, as the Buckeyes went on to win the national title. Then in 2015, when Urban Meyer’s bunch was supposed to be so much better than everyone else, they were the unanimous No. 1 team heading into the season.
Again, it didn’t work out that way, as the Buckeyes missed the College Football Playoff as a whole. It turned out that there was a reason 2015 was supposed to be Ohio State’s year.
A record 12 Buckeyes were selected in the first four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft. Since then, those Buckeyes have taken the field and Pro Football Focus has taken notice.
PFF released its top-10 NFL rookie rankings entering Week 8 earlier this afternoon and the Buckeyes led all teams with three players. Michigan State added another, giving the Big Ten four total – tied with the SEC.
1. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys – Mississippi State
2. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles – North Dakota State
3. Jack Conklin, RT, Titans – Michigan State
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys – Ohio State
5. Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers – Ohio State
6. Michael Thomas, WR, Saints – Ohio State
7. Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers – Arkansas
8. Keanu Neal, S, Falcons – Florida
9. Laremy Tunsil, G, Dolphins – Ole Miss
10. Cody Whitehair, C, Bears – Kansas State
The Buckeyes were incredibly talented in 2014-15. They just flip-flopped the years in which they were supposed to win it all.
You can read more about each of PFF’s top-10 rookies here.