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Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore is projected high in the latest ESPN mock draft

Todd McShay has Lattimore being the first Buckeye off the board.

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Todd McShay’s Mock Draft 3.0

With the NFL Draft looming closer, it’s time again for the latest round of draft predictions. Noted draft guru Todd McShay released his latest projected selections, and he has the first Buckeye going off the board at No. 6.

Defensive back Marshon Lattimore is predicted to go to the New York Jets — the same team where former Buckeye standout Darron Lee was selected to a year ago. Right behind the Jets are the Los Angeles Chargers, who just like the Jets, are predicted to select another Buckeye in the 2017 edition of the draft. This time around, McShay believes that Malik Hooker will be going out West — just as Joey Bosa did when the Chargers, then in San Diego, selected him with the No. 3 pick in 2016.

The question that might come up for Ohio sports fans: will a Buckeye stay in the state by either being selected by the Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals? In the first round, it doesn’t appear so, as the Browns are projected to go with Texas A&M standout Myles Garrett with the first pick, and Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson; the Bengals are focused on the inside linebacker position, and aren’t going with a member of the Scarlet and Gray.

You can see all of McShay’s first round predictions with ESPN insider.

“It’s pretty clear Barrett has a fan in Herbstreit, be it as a former Buckeyes quarterback himself or in the fact Barrett owns a 26-4 record as a starting quarterback for Ohio State.”

Chris Kwiecinski, Landof10.com

Switching back to people who are still with the Buckeyes, quarterback J.T. Barrett has been under fire of late not by the defenses trying to sack him, but from the media and fans who are skeptical of the senior quarterback being cemented as the starter in Columbus.

On Tuesday, ESPN.com ran an article looking into the reasons for why it seems like Barrett is being ushered out of the QB 1 position for the Bucks. In that article, Barrett said people want the latest and greatest thing, which is why there are murmurs of putting one of the backups into a starting role.

While the odds of Barrett being dethroned in Columbus are relatively low, considering he has a 26-4 record as the signal caller, the mere suggestion that the question was being proposed, talked about, or even looked at got the attention of former Buckeye QB Kirk Herbstreit.

Herbstreit took to Twitter to voice his opinions — and even made a few responses defending Barrett.

Here’s a response to when someone said that Barrett was responsible for the 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.

Haters are gonna hate, no matter what. The haterade gets drunk in greater quantities when you are a constant winner, but can’t win the championship on a yearly basis.

With a revamped coaching staff, this could be the opportunity that silences the Barrett haters.

“The team is sending nine wrestlers to compete at the tournament. Four of those wrestlers are fresh off a Big Ten individual championship,”

— T.J. Neer, The Lantern

With the NCAA Basketball Tournament getting ready to take off (for real) on Thursday, those teams won’t be the only ones competing for a title.

The NCAA Wrestling Championships start on Thursday in St. Louis, and there will be a decent showing of Ohio State Buckeyes looking to bring another title back home to Columbus.

Big Ten Champion Kollin Moore, who won the conference crown in the 197-pound weight class earlier in March, comes into the NCAA Championships as the No. 3 seed. Sitting with a record of 28-3, Moore will be tough contender to bring down, as his only losses have come against the top two wrestlers. Moore already proved he can win the big matches, as he had to take down the No.1 seed to win the conference title.

Olympic champion Kyle Snyder is back at No. 1 seed for the NCAAs. On the year, Snyder holds an undefeated record (12-0) and is riding a 23-match win streak. Fresh off a Big Ten championship, Snyder has been named a finalist for the AAU James Sullivan Award, an award given to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

Also a No. 1 seed in their respective division is Nathan Tomasello. After winning his third Big Ten title, Tomasello rolls into the Scottrade Center in St. Louis with a 19-0 record. Last season, Tomasello came in third place at the NCAA championships, and picked up All-American honors. This year, Tomasello looks to get the 133-pound championship, while improving his impressive record against ranked opponents (10-0).

The other members representing the Buckeyes at the NCAA Championships include Jose Rodriguez, Luke Pletcher, Micah Jordan, Cody Burcher, Bo Jordan and NCAA Champion Myles Martin.

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