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Ohio State could have 2 Top 10 2017 NFL Draft picks

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“With two first-round picks this year, the Titans can be big movers to acquire more assets. Moving down a few picks in the top 10 could allow the Titans to get either the first wide receiver or cornerback, or go after an elite coverage safety like [Malik] Hooker.”

-Dan Kadar, SB Nation

It’s no secret that Urban Meyer and Ohio State football have turned having monster NFL Draft classes into a regular occurrence. An arguably bigger recruiting tool than even winning a national championship, OSU should be well on track to render all kinds of fire-emoji-worthy social media “edits” (think flyers) this upcoming late April.

SBNation.com’s Dan Kadar likes the Buckeyes to sport two top 10 picks this year with superstud safety Malik Hooker potentially going No. 8 overall and secondary mate corner Marshon Lattimore pegged to go two spots after.

Fellow corner Gareon Conley, who some teams reportedly have higher on their draft boards than Lattimore, is also projected to go in the first round by Kadar. Fifth place in the Heisman Trophy voting Michigan linebacker/safety Jabrill Peppers is pegged to go No. 19 in Kadar’s latest.

-United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association USILA/NIKE 2017 Division I Coaches Poll, Week 2

Just because Ohio State men’s basketball’s turned into a near hopeless product doesn’t mean there isn’t a men’s team in Columbus worth emotionally investing in.

The men’s lacrosse team’s off to a hot start at 3-0, having outlasted UMass, 8-7, over the weekend.

No. 20 for the second straight week, the men’s lax Bucks have Jacksonville in Columbus this coming Saturday before traveling to Milwaukee to face Marquette the following Friday.

It’ll be hard for Nick Myers’ Buckeyes to not look too far ahead; they’ve got a date with No. 1 Denver set for Saturday, March 19.

-Bovada

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett’s Heisman odds went from 6/1 less than a month ago to 12/1 today because ... ?

It’s hard to get too excited either way, given that his previous odds were mostly predicated on the idea that new QB coach Ryan Day (he of saving Colin Kaepernick’s career fame) and co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson represented a possible late-in-college-career renaissance for the quarterback who struggled to maintain much consistency passing the past two seasons.

Though you’d have to be of a particularly pessimistic predisposition to not think Wilson’s offense won’t breath new life into an OSU offensive depth chart that desperately needs it, it’s hard to know for certain how that specifically impacts Barrett’s star.

Given that Barrett finished in the same place in voting the aforementioned Peppers did three short years ago, it’s not hard to imagine a return to form if everything goes according to plan. Whether or not it’s Heisman good, we’ll have to wait and see.

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