The 2020 NFL Combine kicked off this past Sunday and is well underway. The workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN will come to a close on Monday, March 2nd. If you are looking for an update on the performances of former Ohio State players in the combine then you've come to the right place. A prospect grade of 8.0 is considered the perfect prospect and a grade of 5.0 is reserved for players that have a chance to be in an NFL training camp.
Ohio State Players In the 2020 NFL Combine
1. Damon Arnette, CB
Prospect Grade: 6.19
CB Damon Arnette has experience as both an inside and an outside corner. Arnette has shown that his greatest strength is his run support physicality. He has good upper body strength to defeat blocks. Arnette has NFL size and is very skilled at riding receivers with pressure and strength. He's also displayed a lack of burst at the combine which could limit him to being only a zone coverage cornerback.
2. J.K. Dobbins, RB
Prospect Grade: 6.38
Dobbins possesses solid contact balance to absorb hits and keep going. He has excellent vision once he has reached the second level of the defense. His vision at the line of scrimmage, however, is below average. What he does a great job of is running low to the ground and keeping his pads square. J.K. is effective at dropping and finishing runs with pop.
3. Jordan Fuller, S
Prospect Grade: 5.88
The bruising defensive back plays downhill and cuts off angles well. Fuller is agile and makes quick alterations to pursuit angles. One of his biggest selling points is that he has great leadership qualities. The safety is not fleet of foot when backpedaling. He lacks the range and long speed as a free safety. Often he has problems with man coverage.
4. Davon Hamilton, DT
Prospect Grade: 5.98
An athletic 4-3 defensive tackle, Hamilton sees blockers movements and reacts quickly. Hamilton has good feet and strength to set a strong edge. He has a great burst off the line and handles double teams relatively well. Davon is an above-average tackler. He doesn't shed blocks well. Additionally, he doesn't play with enough length to create advantages.
5. Malik Harrison, LB
Prospect Grade: 6.36
Harrison can play all LB spots. An aggressive downhill terror, he makes plays near the line. Malik uses his length and speed to leverage his gap. He's skilled at daring quarterbacks to use touch and throw over the top. Harrison is also a strong presence on special teams. His instinct and play recognition in the middle is average. He has limitations in man coverage.
6. K.J. Hill, WR
Prospect Grade: 6.17
Hill runs detail-oriented routes. He disguises his route intentions well. The wide out is willing to work in the middle of the field. He is not very explosive or dynamic with the ball.
7. Jonah Jackson, OL
Prospect Grade: 5.87
Jackson is flexible enough to play both center and guard. He possesses good width and lateral slides in pass protection. Jonah plays too tall when run blocking and can't sink to create good leverage. Has issues maintaining body control.
8. Austin Mack, WR
Prospect Grade: 5.87
Mack has NFL size and strength. He is intelligent at running routes and uses his hands well to free from jams. Mack works away from coverage with crisp out routes. He is not durable and is considered injury prone as he has missed significant time the past two years.
9. Jeff Okudah, CB
Prospect Grade: 7.15
A highly driven and self-motivated prospect, Okudah's measurements and speed are top of the line. He is great at crowding receivers at the point of release. Jeff possesses elite foot quickness. His instincts are average and needs to improve route anticipations.
10. Binjimen Victor, WR
Prospect Grade: 5.50
Victor utilizes long strides and separates well. His mechanics in the air are smooth on catch attempts. His release is ineffective though and he struggles to re-accelerate after slowing down.
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11. Chase Young, DE
Prospect Grade: 7.40
Expected to be taken in the top 3, Young has not disappointed. He has excellent physical attributes. He is agile, explosive, aggressive, and has a high motor. Steady momentum extends the life of his rushes. Young is excellent at attacking the quarterbacks throwing arm. Scouts would like to see him rely less on his athletic ability for his rush plan.
Information from nfl.com was used in this article