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Ohio State Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former OSU Stars

David RegimbalFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2014

Ohio State Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former OSU Stars

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    The NFL combine is officially underway in Indianapolis, and six former Ohio State players are out to prove they have what it takes to play at the next level.

    Essentially a glorified job interview, the combine gives draft hopefuls the chance to showcase their speed, strength, agility and intellect. Players can participate in drills such as the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical/broad jumps and the shuttle run.

    How are the former Buckeyes stacking up? We'll be tracking their progress and results all week right here.

     

    All combine results via NFL.com. All draft projections via Matt Miller of Bleacher Report

Corey Linsley

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    Corey Linsley was a two-year starter at center for Ohio State, and in 2013, he anchored one of the most talented offensive lines in the country.

    The Buckeyes rushed for 308 yards per game last seasongood for fifth nationally, according to NCAA.com—and a lot of Ohio State's success came through the lanes Linsley opened up in the middle.

     

    Results 

    Bench Press: 36 reps

     

    Draft Projection

    None

Jack Mewhort

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    Jack Mewhort played left guard and right guard early in his career, but over the past two years, he secured Braxton Miller's blind side at left tackle.

    Mewhort had a remarkable senior season, earning first-team All-American honors from ESPN and second-team All-American honors from Sports Illustrated

     

    Results 

    40-yard dash: 5.37 seconds

    Bench press: 28 reps

    Broad jump: 101.0 inches

    Three-cone drill: 7.79 seconds

    20-yard shuttle: 4.64 seconds

     

    Draft Projection

    Second round: Pick No. 11 by the New York Giants

Carlos Hyde

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    In just 11 games during the 2013 season, Carlos Hyde rushed for an unbelievable 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns, according to his team profile.

    His combination of size and speed makes him a valuable prospect, and he's expected to be one of the first running backs selected this May.

     

    Results 

    40-yard dash: 4.66 seconds

    Bench press: 19 reps

    Broad jump: 114.0 inches

    Vertical jump: 34.5 inches

     

    Draft Projection

    Second round: Pick No. 3 by the Cleveland Browns

Corey Brown

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    Corey Brown was Ohio State's go-to receiver over the past two years. The 6'0", 190-pound blazer led the Buckeyes in receptions and receiving yards during his junior and senior seasons.

    In 2013, Brown earned second-team All-Big Ten honors after recording 63 catches for 771 yards and 10 touchdowns.

     

    Results 

    40-yard dash: 4.51 seconds

    Broad jump: 116.0 inches

    Vertical jump33.0 inches

    Three-cone drill: 7.16 seconds

    20-yard shuttle: 4.22 seconds

    60-yard shuttle: 11.94 seconds

     

    Draft Projection

    None

Ryan Shazier

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    After leading the Big Ten with 134 total tackles and 22.5 tackles for loss, junior linebacker Ryan Shazier opted to enter the NFL draft.

    Shazier was Ohio State's most productive defender over the past two years, leading the team in tackles in back-to-back seasons. In 2013, he was named a first-team All American by the Associated Press.

     

    Results 

    Bench Press: 25 reps

    Broad jump: 130.0 inches

    Vertical jump42.0 inches

    Three-cone drill: 6.91 seconds

    20-yard shuttle: 4.21 seconds

     

    Draft Projection

    First round: Pick No. 27 by the New Orleans Saints

Bradley Roby

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    Bradley Roby had a breakout sophomore season in 2012, leading the country in passes defended with 19 in just 12 games. 

    With his redshirt season in 2010, Roby was eligible for last year's draft, but he decided to return to Ohio State for one more season. In 2013, he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors.

     

    Results 

    40-yard dash: 4.39 seconds

    Bench Press: 17reps

    Broad jump: 124.0 inches

    Vertical jump38.5 inches

    20-yard shuttle: 4.04 seconds

     

    Draft Projection

    Second round: Pick No. 10 by the Tennessee Titans

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