Flood of too-early mock drafts setting sky-high expectations for Buckeyes

On3 imageby:Spencer Holbrook05/04/23


Emeka Egbuka by Matt Parker -- Lettermen Row
Ohio State wideouts Emeka Egbuka and Marvin Harrison both eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards last season. (Matt Parker/Lettermen Row)

Another day, another mock draft showing Ohio State will have the most projected first-round talent in the country this fall. That doesn't set in stone that six Buckeyes will be taken in the first round next April. That's only happened twice in NFL Draft history -- 2004, when Miami had six players selected in the first round, and 2021, when Alabama did it. But what McShay's mock draft does, however, is issue yet another reminder that Ryan Day's fifth Ohio State team has a real chance to be his best. And now the question becomes: what are the Buckeyes going to do with this opportunity?