Despite all of the drama and click-bait bullshit that led up to the 2023 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans did the right thing and selected C.J. Stroud with the second overall pick. The former Ohio State quarterback was incredibly emotional following his selection as all of the bogus “insider” gossip and hatemongering directed at him had finally been put in the past.
To celebrate that moment, our friends at FOCO have released limited edition bobbleheads commemorating the first-round selections of not only Stroud, but his OSU teammate Paris Johnson Jr., who went sixth overall to the Arizona Cardinals.
These 10-inch figures and handcrafted and hand-painted and come with the official NFL Draft logo and the players holding their new team’s jersey and rocking their hats. There will only be 223 bobbleheads made for each player, so you need to get your orders in for these now. They won’t ship until this fall, but getting them ordered now will make for quite the football season delivery.
In addition to the two Buckeyes, FOCO also has bobbleheads already available for a number of other top picks and will be releasing information and images for a Jaxon Smith-Njigba/Seattle Seahawks bobblehead soon.
FOCO has been killing it with Ohio State bobbleheads in recent months. Last fall, they released an absolute must-have Brutus “Then and Now” bobblehead featuring the current and original versions of everybody’s favorite poisonous nut! And starting in October, to celebrate Halloween, the company released a “Phantom of the Opera-themed bobblehead featuring our boy Brutus in a picture-perfect Spooky Season costume. The company also released a Thanksgiving Day Parade-inspired Brutus bobblehead and a Brutus in Christmas pajamas in front of the fireplace bobblehead. Also, last summer, FOCO released very snazzy Brutus Buckeye Bighead.
In addition, FOCO just released a pair of bobbleheads to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ohio Stadium. One features Brutus, while the other shows Woody Hayes strutting above The Horseshoe. Also, OSU great Chris Olave got his own Gate Series bobblehead joining fellow former Buckeye greats Chase Young, Justin Fields, Cameron Heyward, Carlos Hyde, Joey Bosa, and Michael Thomas who had their boobleheads released in August.
As someone with a borderline unhealthy Ohio State bobblehead/collectible addiction, I can think of no better way to celebrate the holiday season than with one (or all) of these magnificent merchandising masterpieces.