COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys to cap a seven-member draft class for a program that has produced 19 picks the past two seasons and 33 in Urban Meyer's five years as coach.
Brown, who had two seasons of eligibility remaining before declaring to be eligible for the draft, is the 69th NFL Draft pick in Meyer's 15 seasons as a head coach, for an average of nearly five draft picks per season for the three-time national champion coach.
The 239th overall choice in this draft, Brown played in 28 games for the Buckeyes, 15 as a true freshman in 2014 and 13 in 2016, seasons sandwiched around a leg injury in 2015 that ended his season. Brown started all 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2016 and ranked second on the team with 32 receptions and 402 receiving yards. He shared the team lead with seven receiving touchdowns, including a school-record tying four in the win at Oklahoma, and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference. His career numbers included 33 receptions for 411 yards (12.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns.
The draft was held outdoors this year, along the Ben Franklin Parkway near downtown Philadelphia and near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
2017 Ohio State NFL Draft Picks
- 1st Round, No. 11 -- CB Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints
- 1st Round, No. 15 -- SAF Malik Hooker, Indianapolis Colts
- 1st Round, No. 24 -- CB Gareon Conley, Oakland Raiders
- 2nd Round, No. 40 -- WR Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers
- 2nd Round, No. 54 -- LB Raekwon McMillan, Miami Dolphins
- 3rd Round, No. 70 -- OC Pat Elflein, Minnesota Vikings
- 7th Round, No. 239 -- WR Noah Brown, Dallas Cowboys