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Ohio State CB Gareon Conley looks like top-15 pick at combine
Could Ohio State have three defensive backs go in the top half of Round 1 in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Buckeyes cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker have already been in the conversation to go that early. Coming out of the NFL Scouting Combine this week, NFL teams might be slotting OSU CB Gareon Conley in the same range.
Conley looked like a top-15 pick on Monday during his combine workout, per NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
Ohio State football: Lattimore taking giant steps toward Top 5 NFL pick
"It's just a blessing to be in the position I'm in today because I didn't even know if I was going to play or not, if I was going to be healthy enough to play," Lattimore said Sunday afternoon at the NFL combine.
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Top 40 times from B1G prospects at the combine so far:-- Saturday Tradition (@Tradition) March 5, 2017
1. Samuel, 4.31
2. Godwin, 4.42
3. Darboh, 4.45
4. Peppers, 4.46
5. Chesson, 4.47
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Did Curtis Samuel just run Ohio State's fastest NFL Combine 40-yard dash time ever?
According to info compiled by saturdaytradition.com, Samuel's 4.31 is tied for the fastest Big Ten 40 time at the combine since 1999.
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Billy Brown 23
Noah Brown 19
Robert Davis 19
Chris Godwin 19
Kenny Golladay 18
Speedy Noil 18
Curtis Samuel 18
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Ohio State's Pat Elflein wants NFL teams to know, 'whatever the need is, I can do it'
Now, Elflein is out to show teams here at the NFL's annual scouting combine that he can play anywhere on the interior offensive line, whether it's center, left or right guard.
"I feel like that's a good marketing tool for me," he said Thursday, "and so I just tell them whatever the need is, I can do it and do it at a high level."
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.@OhioStateFB OL Pat Elflein runs 5.32u on 1st 40.
Mayock: This kid is NFL-ready.
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"Man, pretty cool," Elflein said. "I never thought that, barely making it to Ohio State, I'd be on this podium at the combine. I still reflect on it every chance I can.
"He's been prepping me a lot for this whole experience," Elflein said Thursday at the combine. "Pretty much just taking me through what's going to happen each day, how the medical exams are going to go. How you're always on the move. You're going to be tired. So just prepping me for that and letting me know what to expect has definitely been a big help."
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Is Ohio State DBU?
Is Ohio State DBU? There's a strong case for it with three first-rounders in this class. pic.twitter.com/bwjSoMqLwJ
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He turned in an excellent junior season for Ohio State and had one of the most iconic moments in Buckeye football history.
Now, Curtis Samuel is turning his attention to the NFL Scouting Combine, which will run Feb. 28-March 6 in Indianapolis.
8. Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State: Samuel has been a do-it-all playmaker for the Buckeyes and his game is predicated on pure speed. He was the state runner-up in the 55-meter dash while attending Erasmus High School in Brooklyn, New York. At worst, he should run close to 4.40 seconds in the 40 at the combine.
With his eligibility up, Johnston now heads to the NFL Draft. Although punters are not often selected, there have been just four in the last two drafts, Johnston hopes to hear his name called in late April.
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Lance Zierlein compared Conley to Denver Broncos' corner Aqib Talib, who was a first-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 out of Kansas. Talib is a four-time Pro Bowler and was a key part of the Broncos win in Super Bowl 50.
Ohio State University football will be well-represented, once again, at the NFL Scouting Combine in two weeks as eight players have received official invites. NFL.com revealed the official list of the 330 players invited today. The combine will take place Feb. 28 through March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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