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Ohio State to host football Pro Day today

Nick Bosa won’t be doing drills, but Dwayne Haskins will both run and throw.

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, 14 Ohio State football alums will take to the field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center one more time as the Buckeyes host their 2019 Pro Day. Representatives from every NFL team are expected to be at the OSU practice facility to see the players workout.

The Pro Day will work very similarly to the NFL Combine; players will have the opportunity to participate in the standard strength, speed, and position drills, but will not go through the poking and prodding of the full slate of measurements; players will get their heights and weights officially recorded.

Also like the combine, the scouts and front office executives in attendance will be able to meet with the players one-on-one.

Coming into Pro Day, more information has been released about the extent that some of OSU’s prospects will participate. Already widely anticipated to be one of the first two or three players taken in the NFL Draft, Nick Bosa won’t participate in drills, having already impressed at the combine.

However, quarterback Dwayne Haskins has said that not only will he go through the complete set of throwing drills, be he will re-run the 40-yard dash as well. He claims that prior to the combine, he was regularly clocking in at a 4.8 second time, even though his official time in Indianapolis was a much slower 5.06 due to what he said were leg cramps.

Two former Buckeyes are not expected to be full participants, due to injuries. Offensive lineman Demetrius Knox severely injured his foot during the game against Michigan in November, but will participate in as much as the injury allows on Wednesday in an effort to improve his stock as a late-round player or priority free agent.

However, it is unknown how much — if at all — cornerback Kendall Sheffield will be able to show at Pro Day, following his torn pectoral muscle at the combine. Sheffield had been anticipated to post the fastest 40-time in Indianapolis, but just a few reps into his bench press, he suffered the devastating injury.

Previous reports indicate that the tear wasn’t as severe as the one former Buckeye center Billy Price suffered during the same workout at the combine the year before, but it’s not yet clear whether it will impact Sheffield’s ability to at least show off his speed by finally running the 40.

Both the NFL Network and ESPN will be on hand, and the former is expected to broadcast live beginning at 1 p.m. ET, around the time when Haskins is expected to throw. Additionally, Ohio State Athletics’ official website will be broadcasting the entire day’s worth of events.

After Pro Day is over, Land-Grant Holy Land will have a full wrap up of the festivities, so check back this afternoon for all of the news and notes.

Ohio State Pro Day 2019

Last Name First Name Position Pro Day Participation Combine Results Draft Projection
Last Name First Name Position Pro Day Participation Combine Results Draft Projection
Booker Dante LB Full Participant N/A UFA
Bosa Nick DE Won't do drills Click Here Top-Three Pick
Campbell Parris WR Full Participant Click Here First Round Pick
Dixon Johnnie WR Full Participant Click Here Late Round Pick/UFA
Haskins Dwayne QB Will atleast run and throw Click Here Top-10 Pick
Jones Dre'Mont DT Full Participant Click Here Second Round Pick
Jordan Michael OL Full Participant Click Here Third Round Pick
Knox Demetrius OL As much as injury allows N/A UFA
McLaurin Terry WR Full Participant Click Here Third Round Pick
Nuernberger Sean K Full Participant N/A UFA
Pridgeon Malcolm OL Full Participant N/A UFA
Prince Isaiah OL Full Participant Click Here Fifth Round Pick
Sheffield Kendall CB Unknown due to injury Tore Pec in Bench Late Round Pick
Weber Mike RB Full Participant Click Here Third Round Pick