Another NFL Draft class means another Pro Day at Ohio State, and Wednesday’s event did not disappoint. There was a bit less action than in past years, with most of the players who performed at the Combine skipping all but the position drills, but there was still plenty to see — including Dwayne Haskins proving he’s not afraid of the long ball.
Kendall Sheffield wasn’t able to participate in the event after suffering a torn pec during the bench press portion of the NFL Combine. Similarly, Demetrius Knox was limited as he continues to rehab the injury he suffered at the end of the Michigan game last November.
In a bit of a surprise, the only Buckeye to run the 40 was Malcolm Pridgeon — and we won’t get official 40 times from the event. Despite Dwayne Haskins saying that he’d re-do his Combine performance, it appears that he and the receivers — who all clocked excellent times — will stick by what they did in Indy.
Other (non-position) drills
Malcolm Pridgeon’s best broad jump of the day was 8’7”, with most of the other players standing by their Combine jumps or opting not to perform at all.
Some of the skill players did, however, participate in the 3-cone and 20-yard shuttle drills:
WR Johnnie Dixon doing the 3-cone drill. pic.twitter.com/EDM55lFY3H— Bucknuts (@Bucknuts247) March 20, 2019
Miie Weber running the shuttle as JK Dobbins looks on. pic.twitter.com/7RJ4zYlfBu— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) March 20, 2019
DT Dre’Mont Jones 20-yard shuttle run. pic.twitter.com/Am0A59VciG— Bucknuts (@Bucknuts247) March 20, 2019
Dre’Mont Jones was the only one to go through defensive line position drills, and had the help of two Browns representatives walking him through it.
For the offensive line position drills, reps from the Saints, Bengals, Giants, Vikings and Lions among those running the drills and watching up close the three Buckeyes (Michael Jordan, Isaiah Price and Malcolm Pridgeon) performing.
And the main attraction, Dwayne Haskins did have a good day tossing passes to Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Mike Weber.
A sight to behold at Ohio State pro day: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ deep ball. pic.twitter.com/jD9SS7avQM— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) March 20, 2019
Parris Campbell put in work early on during the position drills, but then tripped and fell during one of his routes and was done for the day. But he did at least get a few catches in beforehand.
Johnnie Dixon is out here catching balls away from his body like he’s never dropped one in his entire life. Very impressive showing.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) March 20, 2019
When Dwayne Haskins wants to go deep, Johnnie Dixon is his guy. pic.twitter.com/kUFFM7jk3O— Bucknuts (@Bucknuts247) March 20, 2019
Dwayne Haskins to Terry McLaurin in the corner of the end zone. pic.twitter.com/YSifTxCCj8— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) March 20, 2019
There’s been some doubt as to whether the Giants would be willing to draft a quarterback with one of their two first-round picks, but this is the team that gave up Odell Beckham Jr. for relatively nothing. Still, the team met with Dwayne Haskins the night before Ohio State’s Pro Day in an effort to be thorough in their decision.
Dwayne Haskins greets a representative from the New York Giants at Ohio State's Pro Day today. pic.twitter.com/0eTZfoGQY1— Taylor Lehman (@TaylorRLehman) March 20, 2019
During Ohio State Pro Day, #OSU pass-rusher Nick Bosa, projected to be one of the top picks of the draft, will stand on his Combine drills and won’t do anything, I’m told. Teams were informed the day after the Combine.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2019
And while Bosa might not have participated in the on-field drills, he was still doing his fair share of interviewing, including a reported dinner scheduled with the San Francisco 49ers following the event.