Curtis Samuel, Raekwon McMillan and Pat Elflein all selected on Day 2
And four defensive backs selected over the past two seasons, three of them CBs
Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors
The old soul of the new defensive star
Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal
The Buckeyes defeat Michigan, on November 26, 2016.
The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.
2017 NFL Draft: Marshon was the first cornerback selected in this draft, taken with the No. 11 pick overall by the New Orleans Saints … he is part of four Ohio State cornerbacks who have been first-round draft picks in the past four years (Bradley Roby No. 1 to Denver in 2014; Eli Apple No. 1 to NY Giants in 2016; and Gareon Conley No. 1 to Oakland Raiders in 2017 are the others).
Ohio State Overview: Lattimore spent three seasons with the Buckeyes but had a wonderful 2016 campaign by starting all 13 games and being named first-team all-Big Ten Conference by the league’s coaches … this talented performer, who had two seasons of eligibility remaining, was second on the team with four interceptions and he also contributed 41 tackles and nine pass break-ups for 13 total passes defended on the year … had career-high nine tackles and seven solo stops in the overtime win at Wisconsin … red-shirted the 2014 season and played in seven games in 2015 for 20 total games played.
2016 Season (Sophomore): First team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media ... ranks second on the team and sixth in the Big Ten in interceptions with four ... had three tackles and an INT in the road win at Maryland ... recorded two pass break-ups in the win over Bowling Green ... recorded two INTs and returned one for a touchdown in the win over Tulsa ... six tackles and 2 PBUs in the win over Indiana ... two tackles and 2 PBU at Penn State… three tackles with one TFL in the Fiesta Bowl.
More on Marshon: Lattimore was one of the Top 50 prospects in the country as a senior -- he was ranked No. 44 nationally by 247Sports and No. 45 by ESPN with Scout ranking him No. 51 -- and he was a Top 10 cornerback ... this consensus four-star performer was listed as the No. 6 cornerback in the country by 247Sports and No. 8 by Scout, and ESPN and Rivals each complimented his abilities with impressive national "athlete" rankings of No. 5 and No. 7, respectively ... one of three of coach Ted Ginn's Glenville Tarblooders in this signing class, Lattimore starred in the defensive backfield and as a receiver on a Glenville team that went 13-2 in 2013 and advanced to the Division II state championship game ... had 40 receptions for 911 yards and 16 TDs as a senior and also had three special teams touchdowns ... scored four touchdowns in a state semifinal win over Highland ... named Division II's Ohio defensive player of the year as senior ... a U.S. Army All-American and a finalist for its player of the year ... also named first team Associated Press all-state in 2013 ... Ohio's offensive MVP in the inaugural Border Classic, pitting Ohio seniors vs. Michigan seniors ... is the son of Felicia Killebrew and Marland Lattimore Sr.
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