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Ohio State fans have clear memories of Florida's defensive line from 2006.
That was the unit most responsible for the Buckeyes' meltdown in the 2007 national title game. Troy Smith spent the better part of the night running for his life as then-Florida head coach Urban Meyer's defensive line blasted Ohio State's overmatched offensive front.
Meyer thinks that Ohio State's defensive line could be just as good as the one that earned Florida a national championship eight years ago.
"This one, if they all perform and stay healthy, this could be at that level," Meyer said, according to Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer. "You don't have to do a lot of blitzing, you don't have to do a lot of twisting and movement, because those guys are one-on-one beaters."
The starting four along Ohio State's D-line—Joey Bosa, Adolphus Washington, Michael Bennett and Noah Spence—shared a combined 18 stars as high school prospects, according to 247Sports.
Those expectations turned into results on the field last season, and heading into 2014, the unit could boast three future first-round NFL draft picks.
If Ohio State's defensive line produces like the one Florida had in 2006, the Buckeyes could bulldoze their way through the Big Ten.