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Multiple Buckeyes Named in PFF's Top-101 Players in College Football

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Four Ohio State Buckeye players finished inside the top-50 of Pro Football Focus's top-101 players in College Football.

It goes without saying you don't make the College Football Playoffs without a roster full of talented players. 

That is exactly what Ohio State had last season despite falling short in the CFP semifinal against the eventual national champion Georgia Bulldogs. As a result, the Buckeyes will have multiple NFL Draft prospects this coming April, many of whom were named by Pro Football Focus as top-101 players

No. 6 - Marvin Harrison Jr. 

"Simply put, Harrison was the best receiver in the country this season," PFF said of the rising junior. 

Harrison backed up that claim time and time again, especially against Georgia. Before his injury, Harrison shined against fellow NFL talent at cornerback Kelee Ringo and Kamari Lassiter. 

Harrison racked up 106 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions before a concussion ended his night. 

No. 7 - C.J. Stroud 

A projected first-round draft pick this April, Stroud was ranked behind C.J. Williams (USC) and Bryce Young (Alabama) at quarterback by PFF. But that shouldn't take away from Stroud's special season under center. 

He threw for 3,688 yards, 41 touchdowns, and had just six interceptions, with an 88.9 quarterback rating. Like his top receiver, Harrison Jr., Stroud's performance in the semifinal may make him the first quarterback off the board in the NFL Draft. 

No. 47 - Paris Johnson 

Another projected first-round pick, Paris Johnson, the blindside projector of C.J. Stroud, allowed just two sacks and 14 pressures while taking 827 snaps, according to PFF. 

No. 50 - Emeka Egbuka 

Nothing says elite talent and coaching like Brian Hartline having his top-two wide-outs ranked inside the top 50. Although Harrison Jr. gets much attention, Egbuka played an important role in stepping up as the No. 2 option out wide after Jaxon-Smith Njigba was injured. 

Egbuka finished with 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns on 74 receptions as a sophomore.


Rounding out the list for the Buckeyes were linebacker Tommy Eichenberg at No. 63, center Luke Wypler at No. 83, and right tackle Dawand Johnson at No. 86.

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