April 18, 2014

NFL Scouting Combine: Seven Buckeyes invited

The NFL Scouting Combine is February 20-26 in Indianapolis. Seven Ohio State Buckeyes were extended invitations to the combine this year in preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft. They are-

FB Zach Boren

OT Reid Fragel

DT Johnathan Hankins

LB Etienne Sabino

LB John Simon

WR Jake Stoneburner

DT Nate Williams

Perhaps the biggest surprise in this group is the exclusion of CB Travis Howard. Sabino over Howard? At least Howard will have the chance to impress scouts at Ohio State’s pro day.

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  • FearTheRoo

    “Browns should draft all seven of them!”

  • Chucky Brown

    …..but the Steelers probably will

  • mgbode

    that’s just silly. the Browns don’t need an OT :)

  • Kildawg

    Boren, Simon, and Howard would be good late draft values for the Browns. Question is would Boren still be considered as a possible LB? He really solidified the position last year and really improving the Bucks’ D.

  • Jay

    That’s what I am wondering. Will Boren be doing the drills for FB or LB? Possibly both?

  • REEPJP

    Whatever position he’s picked for, let’s hope he does slightly better than our favorite FB/LB combo player, Mr. Owen Marecic.

  • TB

    I would love for the Browns to draft Jarvis Jones, but given the Browns situation (thin defensive backfield, switch to 3-4, no 2nd round pick) and the cost of free agents in various positions, I would go a different route and take Milliner in the first round, if available.

    After that, I would have two guys I would target for later in the draft. First, Travis Johnson from San Jose State. He’s built to be a OLB in a 3-4, and he’s a sack machine who doesn’t get much love because of measurables, kind of like someone like Elvis Dumervil who experts thought had too short arms to be effective in the NFL. He’s a better and healthier version of Nathan Williams. Second, Etienne Sabino, who reminds me of Novorro Bowman–a talented player who might be better suited for free flowing pro ball than he was for the college game. (Remember, Bowman went in the 3rd round.)