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The NFL Draft is over. Now what?

Well, after perusing the Ohio State beat over the last couple days, it looks like we’re going to be hit with a lot of NFL Draft analyses, projections for next year’s draft, and, of course, the adventures of Ohio State recruiting. As long as we can ride out the high of all of the above until a live sport graces our TVs again, I think we can survive this.

From around Land-Grant Holy Land...

Ohio State offers in-state 2022 offensive tackle

Charles Doss, LGHL

You certainly didn’t think the Ohio State recruiting staff took the weekend off for the NFL Draft, did you?

Column: What do you do when your favorite team drafts your least favorite player?

Meredith Hein, LGHL

I’m not a Browns fan like our friend Meredith here, but I definitely understand the frustration that arose when the Browns drafted Michigan wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones over a statistically better K.J. Hill. Anyone know someone in the Browns’ front office? I have questions.

Can Ohio State’s UDFAs make it happen in the NFL?

Gene Ross, LGHL

Quite a few former Buckeyes didn’t hear their name called by Roger Goodell over the weekend, and instead signed with teams as undrafted free agents. Gene weighs in on which of these UDFAs have the potential to find success in the league.

Thad Matta listed as potential head coaching candidate at Wake Forest

Connor Lemons, LGHL

It’s nowhere near official, but the rumor mill is gaining traction on the possibility. So, here we are.

From around the gridiron...

There is no place to develop as an offensive lineman, defensive end, defensive back, wide receiver, running back, or football player, than Ohio State.

Seriously, is it just me, or is this true of every position on the roster? I swear I see a tweet every other hour with a new statistic about how Ohio State has the most this and the best that. Or maybe that’s selective seeing on my part. Either way, go bucks.

Like, it’s not just me right?...

Film Study: Tuf Borland and Pete Werner make better NFL prospects than you might expect

Kyle Jones, Eleven Warriors

It’s never too early to start talking about next year’s draft (because there’s nothing! else! to! talk! about!)

So, when you think about next year’s potential first and second-rounders, your mind probably goes straight to Shaun Wade, Justin Fields, Chris olave, etc.

(Speaking of which: Justin Fields, Shaun Wade and Chris Olave projected as first-round picks in multiple way-too early mock NFL draftsKevin Harrish, Eleven Warriors)

However, Kyle Jones of Eleven Warriors explains via film study that linebackers Pete Werner and Tuf Borland are among the top guys that NFL teams will find rather appealing come 2021.

What We Learned from Ryan Day after NFL Draft weekend

Austin Ward, Lettermen Row

Wouldn’t it be frustrating to spend just about every minute of your existence working to develop a football team into the best in the country, only to have the best players on said team leave as soon as your team...becomes the best in the country?

You’d think so, but head coach Ryan Day said he’s “embraced it.”

Which is probably why he is the head coach of the best team in the country and we are not.

Four-star 2021 offensive tackle JC Latham—the No. 36 ranked overall prospect in the nation according to 247Sports Composite—tweeted a cryptic message that might suggest he’s about to announce his decision.

He also has eleven 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions— all eleven of them predicting Ohio State.

We here at LGHL definitely don’t want to jump to any conclusions but...

Alford updates on Chambers, Sermon; health of Teague, Crowley

Patrick Murphy, Bucknuts

Now that J.K. Dobbins is off to do work in Baltimore, its time to find the next man up. Running back coach Tony Alford gave some updates on the RB candidates and how he’s monitoring their progress and rehab while social distancing.

From around the hardwood...

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Ohio State has participated in the CBS Sports Classic since 2014 and it has been announced that they will continue to do so through at least three more seasons. The Buckeyes are expected to face North Carolina in a neutral-site on Dec. 19 2020.

From everywhere else...

As some states begin to lift social distancing rules, the NBA updated its guidelines regarding the use of facilities for training and practice.

Do college football next.

Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine is “reopening” Ohio, with a few disclaimers:

Friendly reminder to continue wearing masks and practice social distancing as much as possible. We’re not even close to being out of the woods.