2022 NFL Draft l Big 12 still waiting for 1st player picked – WFTV
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (Darron Cummings)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft. ___The first round of the NFL draft began and ended with the selections of former University of Georgia defenders. 26 in a trade with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night and selected Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II. The Week 2 matchup between AFC West rivals was announced on Thursday during the first round of the NFL draft. He handed Melissa Hutchinson the jewelry on Thursday at the Delano Hotel before hearing his name called at the NFL draft.wftv.com
Kayvon Thibodeaux, Garrett Wilson ready for the spotlight
Kayvon Thibodeaux doesn’t lack any confidence, already proclaiming himself the best player in the NFL draft. Ohio State star receiver Garrett Wilson has a quieter confidence. Thibodeaux and Wilson are two of the 21 prospects in Las Vegas eager to hear their name called by Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I feel like the only way to have pure confidence is to know that you're prepared," Thibodeaux said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “No negative questions,” Thibodeaux said, stopping an inquiry about how his positive energy can be infectious in the locker room.wftv.com
Top of NFL draft could lack skill position players
If Stintley cracks the top 10, LSU will join Texas and Ohio State as the only colleges with five top 10 defensive backs in the common draft era. The only other times in the common draft era starting in 1967 that a skill position player didn't go in the top five were 1997 (Ike Hilliard, seventh), 1991 (Herman Moore, 10th), 1988 (Tim Brown, sixth), 1985 (Al Toon, 10th) and 1968 (Larry Csonka, eighth). That was one of 11 times in the common draft era that no QB went in the top 10. That would mark the 12th time a defensive end was taken first in the common draft era starting in 1967, second only to the 26 quarterbacks. COLLEGE RANKINGSSince the start of the common draft era, Ohio State and Southern California have produced the most top 10 picks with 72 apiece.wftv.com
Deep group of receivers taking center stage at NFL combine
INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — David Bell and Treylon Burks were the first receivers to speak Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. “I can't really say I‘m the best because we all have different tools, so I can’t really pinpoint that right now." “It’s a great wide receiver draft," NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. I'm really passionate about what I do, I put a lot of effort into what I do, and I'm going to show that in the next few days." Last year he found a perfect fit at Alabama, where he lined up opposite Metchie, who also had been biding his time behind future NFL receivers.wftv.com
AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps to No. 2 past 'Bama, Cincinnati
Michigan St Ohio St Football Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson, right, celebrates his touchdown against Michigan State with teammate Chris Olave during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Alabama slipped past Cincinnati last week and then Ohio State leapfrogged them both after routing Michigan State 56-7 on Saturday. Oklahoma State has clinched a spot, and Baylor and Oklahoma are still alive. Four ranked teams lost in total, with Wake Forest and Arkansas joining Oregon and Michigan State. 2 Ohio State at No.wftv.com
EA plans to bring back college football to video games
Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson catches a touchdown pass in front of Alabama defensive back Brian Branch during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)ORLANDO, Fla. – EA Sports is bringing college football back to home video game consoles. Athletes may use their image to continue participating in nonathletically related promotional activities if they were initiated before college enrollment. Multiple bills have been introduced in Congress that address college athletes and NIL rights, along with the NCAA’s ability to oversee the issue. The EA campus has worked on several previous sports titles, including the Madden series and the last entry in EA’s previous college football franchise, NCAA Football 2014. The new franchise will not carry the NCAA name, instead, its going with the new name EA Sports College Football.
Sugar Bowl features Clemson-Ohio State CFP semifinal rematch
3 Ohio State (6-0, No. ... Clemson beat Ohio State 29-23 in a Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinal last season. ... All of Clemson's victories over Ohio State have come in bowl games, including the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2013 season and the 1978 Peach Bowl. ... Clemson is making its third Sugar Bowl appearance and is seeking its first Sugar Bowl win. ... Ohio State is making its sixth Sugar Bowl appearance and has won its last three, including a 42-35 triumph over Alabama in the first CFP semifinal on Jan. 1, 2015.
AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored
Fields led Ohio State to a 6-0 record and the No. 7 Indiana (6-1) to its highest ranking since 1967, knocking off three ranked teams along the way. Its only loss was 42-35 at Ohio State in a game that went down to the final play. u-QB — Justin Fields, Ohio State, 6-3, 228, Jr., Kennesaw, Georgia. C — Josh Myers, Ohio State, 6-5, 312, Jr., Miamisburg, Ohio.
No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Spartans in 52-12 win
3 Ohio State to a 52-12 win over Michigan State on Saturday. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson coached Ohio State in Day's absence. Michigan State (2-4, 2-4) was coming off a win over another undefeated team — Northwestern — but the Spartans were overmatched Saturday. They punted on fourth-and-1 in the first quarter — and again on fourth down in Ohio State territory early in the third. Michigan State wraps up the regular season at Penn State.
Fields throws 5 TDs passes, No. 3 Ohio State beats Rutgers
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Rutgers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio – Justin Fields threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score to help No. 3 Ohio State beat Rutgers 49-27 on Saturday night. Wilson caught six passes for 104 yards for Ohio State, and Fields completed passes to eight other receivers, and his average completion went for 13 yards. Ohio State: The Buckeyes were sloppy and got stuck in the mud at times, but Fields can make things happen.
In empty white out, No. 3 Ohio State beats Penn State 38-25
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks for a receiver during the first quarter against Penn State in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The Ohio State quarterback is just fine shredding defenses in front of a more intimate gathering. Ohio State (2-0) didn’t take long to break the game open and hand Penn State (0-2) its first 0-2 start since 2013. Penn State got on the board when Jake Pinegar capped an 11-play, 61-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal. The Nittany Lions got a break when Ohio State turned the ball over on downs with a second left before halftime.
Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17
5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest of the way. Then came Fields' nifty touchdown run and a 55-yard scoop and score by Buckeyes cornerback Sevyn Banks, and Ohio State had it under control. “That's one heck of a run right there," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. It is believed to be the smallest crowd to watch an Ohio State game since sometime before 1910. Ohio State: Faces No.