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Weekend in review: Talkin’ draft, draft draft

The second weekend in May was no ordinary one as the NFL draft brought nearly nonstop news beginning Thursday night.

The biggest news in Ohio was, of course, the Browns’ decision to draft Johnny Manziel in the first round on Thursday night. Manziel is a lightning rod who has excited the fanbase, but he probably won’t be handed the starting job by new head coach Mike Pettine. The Texas tornado will arrive in town to find a potential hometown hero in Cleveland’s own Brian Hoyer, who energized the fanbase himself for a few briefs weeks last season before blowing out his knee. What does the former Cleveland St. Ignatius Wildcat have to say? “Bring it on.”  Continue reading

Bengals mascot Who Dey like you’ve never seen him before

Sorry, but I just cannot get enough of this picture of the Bengals mascot dressed for the weather and to honor veterans for their service during the most recent Battle of Ohio.

Enjoy! (And note the camera man eyeing him warily to his left.)

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(Photo by Kevin Jairaj of USA Today Sports and via FoxSportsOhio.com)

Ohio State 2012 Draft Class Snapshot

 

A look at the four Buckeyes picked in the 2012 NFL Draft over the weekend:

Mike Adams 

  • 24th pick of second round (No. 56 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 20th Buckeye picked by Steelers
  • Last: Cameron Heyward, defensive lineman, 31st pick of first round in 2011
  • First: Jack Dugger, end, 1st pick of second round in 1945
  • First Ohio State offensive lineman drafted since Kirk Barton in 2008 (seventh round, 2008, Bears)
  • 20th Buckeye offensive tackle drafted since AFL-NFL draft merger in 1967 (42nd offensive lineman overall)
  • Sixth offensive lineman signed by Jim Tressel and drafted

 

DeVier Posey  

  • 5th pick of third round, 68 overall, to Houston Texans
  • Second Buckeye ever picked by Texans franchise, joining running back Jonathan Wells (first pick, fourth round, No. 99 overall, in 2002)
DeVier Posey
  • 17th Ohio State wide receiver drafted in past 20 drafts (1993-2012)
  • Total Ohio State wide receivers drafted since merger: 35
  • Last Ohio State WR drafted: Brian Hartline, eight pick of fourth round by the Miami Dolphins in 2009
  • Seventh Jim Tressel signee drafted at the position

 

Dan “Boom” Herron 

  • 21st pick of sixth round, 191 overall, to the Cincinnati Bengals
  • 16th Ohio State player selected by the Bengals, who were founded by former Ohio State head coach Paul Brown
  • Last: Jeff Cothran, fullback, first pick of third round (66 overall) in 1994. Previously that year the club used the No. 1 overall pick on defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson
  • First: Steve Howell, tight end, fifth pick in 10th round (239 overall) in 1969
  • Herron is the fourth running back or fullback picked by the Bengals. He joins Cothran, tailback Archie Griffin (24th pick in first round, 1976) and fullback Pete Johnson (21st pick of second round, 1977).
  • 32nd OSU running back or fullback since NFL-AFL merger (1967-present)
  • Last: Beanie Wells, 31st pick in first round, 2009, Arizona Cardinals
  • First: Jim Otis, 10th pick in ninth round, 1970, New Orleans Saints
  • Interviews with Herron and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis

 

Nate Ebner

  • 27th pick in sixth round, No. 197 overall, by the New England Patriots
  • Ebner is the fifth Buckeye drafted by the Patriots since the merger
  • Last: Andy Katenmoyer, linebacker, 28th pick of first round in 1999
  • First: Pete Cusick, 14th pick of third round (No. 66 overall) in 1975
  • Others: Tim Fox, defensive back, 21st pick of the first round in 1976
  • Terry Glenn, wide receiver, seventh pick of first round in 1996
  •  He is the 49th defensive back drafted in since the merger and 26th in the past 20 years
  • Last: Jermale Hines, 27th pick of 5th round (No. 158 overall) last year by St. Louis Rams

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