Ohio State absolutely crushed Maryland on Saturday. The Buckeyes may have been without Chase Young, but they never needed the All-American.

All Ohio State needed was to be itself.

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At halftime of the eventual 73-14 Buckeye win over the Terrapins, FOX had a segment where CFB analyst — and former Ohio State coach — Urban Meyer went through 12 different Buckeye defenders and gave them NFL draft grades.

He mentioned early and mid round projections, early meaning first or second round and mid meaning third or fourth round selections:

  • Jashon Cornell, DT (mid)
  • Tyreke Smith, DE (potential early)
  • Zach Harrison, DE (“Very young, but he’s an early pick”)
  • Davon Hamilton, DT (“Has played his way into early”)
  • Peter Werner, LB “Faster than anybody knows, early, early”)
  • Tuf Borland, MLB (mid)
  • Malik Harrison, LB (early)
  • Shaun Wade, CB (early)
  • Jeff Okudah, CB (early)
  • Damon Arnette, CB (early)
  • Jordan Fuller, S (early)

“And then there’s Chase Young, who didn’t play today, but he’s No. 1,” Meyer said. “Back when USC was the talk of the country, it was obviously great coaching, but it was (really) recruiting.”

Ohio State will be able to flex its muscles once again next week as the Buckeyes take on Rutgers.