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LGHL spoke to NFL team sites about their incoming Buckeye rookies

We’ve spent years watching the 2018 Ohio State draft class, and are passing along our fandom to the next level.

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After weeks of preparing for the 2018 NFL Draft, the three-day event came and went and an impressive seven Ohio State Buckeyes heard their name called throughout the seven rounds, with a handful more signing with teams as undrafted free agents and accepting invites to rookie minicamps for a tryout.

As SB Nation’s go-to site for all things Ohio State, a few of the NFL team sites reached out to us at Land-Grant Holy Land to get some insights into the Buckeye rookies getting ready to join their rosters.


Here’s a running list of the Q&A links from our NFL team sites

An insider look at Jerome Baker - The Phinsider
“A two-year starter at weak-side linebacker in Ohio State’s 4-3 scheme, Jerome Baker will bring athleticism and playmaking potential to the Miami Dolphins defense. In Ohio State’s biggest games, Baker consistently stepped up his game.”

—Christopher Jason via Kevin Nogle

What Bengals fans should know about Sam Hubbard - Cincy Jungle
“Filling in for Joey Bosa was one of the toughest challenges that Hubbard could be asked to undertake. Fortunately, the rest of Ohio State’s defense was pretty deep, and allowed for rotating talent to help fill the void. Hubbard didn’t crack under pressure though and finished​ the 2016 season with 46 total tackles (8.5 for loss) and 3.5 sacks.”

—Alexis Chassen via Rebecca Toback

UDFA QB J.T. Barrett Brings a Winner’s Mindset to the Saints - Canal Street Chronicles
“During Barrett’s four years at Ohio State, the Buckeyes ran a fairly effective zone-read offense, and Barrett became pretty skilled at getting the read right the vast majority of the time.”

—Matt Tamanini via Chris Dunnells

Billy Price is much more than the Bengals’ new center - Cincy Jungle
“Aside from his stellar play at both left and right guard, Price was known as a leader for the Buckeyes. He was a big role model for young players, instilling in them the type of work ethic it takes to be successful at a place like OSU -- and in NFL.”

—Alexis Chassen via Rebecca Toback