Ohio football in the draft

This weekends’ NFL Draft marked a big day for many players from Ohio colleges, as well as some born and bred on Ohio soil.

Ohio State led the way with six players in the draft, while Kent State and Ohio University also had the honor of having a player selected.

Here is a list of those with Ohio ties selected in the Draft…

15. Pittsburgh Steelers- Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

31. Denver Broncos- Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

56. Denver Broncos- Cody Latimer (Dayton Jefferson), WR, Indiana

57. San Francisco 49ers- Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

59. Indianapolis Colts- Jack Mewhort, OL, Ohio State

73. Buffalo Bills- Preston Brown (Cincinnati Northwest), LB, Louisville

77. San Francisco 49ers- Chris Borland (Kettering Alter, Ohio), LB, Wisconsin

97. Pittsburgh Steelers- Dri Archer, RB, Kent State

119. Dallas Cowboys- Anthony Hitchens (Lorain Clearview), LB, Iowa

161. Green Bay Packers- Corey Linsley, OL, Ohio State

166. Indianapolis Colts- Jonathan Newsome (Cleveland Glenville, Ohio State Transfer), DE, Ball State

191. Chicago Bears- Pat O’Donnell (Cincinnati Transfer), P, Miami Hurricanes

194. Baltimore Ravens- Keith Wenning (Coldwater), QB, Ball State

217. Washington RedskinsTed Bolser (Indian Hill, Cincinnati), TE, Indiana

219. Oakland Raiders- T.J. Carrie, CB, Ohio University

Others receiving free agent contracts yesterday…

Philadelphia Eagles- Blake Annen, TE, Cincinnati

New York Giants- C.J. Barnett, S, Ohio State

Cleveland Browns- Greg Blair, LB, Cincinnati

Carolina Panthers- Corey Brown, WR, Ohio State

Dallas Cowboys- Andre Cureton, OL, Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Steelers- Chris Elkins, OL, Youngstown State

Green Bay Packers- Jay Elliot, LB, Toledo

Pittsburgh Steelers- Brendon Kay, QB, Cincinnati

Atlanta Falcons- Roosevelt Knix, DT, Kent State

Houston Texans- Anthony McClung, WR, Cincinnati

Baltimore Ravens- Jamie Meder, DL, Ashland

Dallas Cowboys- Jarrod Pughley, OL, Akron

Atlanta Falcons- Bernard Reedy, WR, Toledo

Houston Texans – Austin Brown, DT, Miami University

The state of Ohio as always, well represented in football.