Steal of the draft? Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins selected with 55th pick
There’s been some head scratching going on in the second round of the NFL Draft, with Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins getting bypassed by several teams before finally hearing Roger Goodell call his name.
Despite being one of the top ball carriers in this year’s draft, Dobbins had to wait until midway through the second round to make his dreams become a reality. It finally happened after a long wait, with the Baltimore Ravens selected Dobbins with the 55th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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He is the fourth Ohio State player to get picked, joining Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette.
Dobbins had an outstanding final year in Columbus, rushing for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns while adding 247 receiving yards and two touchdown catches during Ohio State’s 13-1 season.
In his three seasons at Ohio State, Dobbins rushed for over 1,000 yards every single season and continued to develop as one of the top ball carriers in the B1G. By the time his career in a Buckeye uniform came to an end, Dobbins had totaled 4,459 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns on the ground.
Perhaps the reason Dobbins slipped so much during the draft was because of the ankle injury he sustained during Ohio State’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson at the end of the year. While still recovering from that, Dobbins decided not to participate in the 40-yard dash and debated on participating during Ohio State’s Pro Day, which was later canceled due to the pandemic.
Dobbins will have a chance to prove that he can be the steal of the draft and make many teams wish they would have given him more consideration.