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Todd McShea has a trio of Ohio State players in his opening 2023 NFL mock draft

The NFL Draft is big business and one that now goes on all year long. Don’t believe us? Consider that less than 24 hours after our televisions and streaming devices were silenced after this year’s annual spectacle, we saw several fake drafts.

One of the most-followed NFL draft gurus is ESPN’s Todd McShahe, and he has already released his very own NFL first round mock draft for next season. And while Ohio State went to two players in the first round this year, he’s even more bullish on the Bucky players for next season on day one.

But he wonders how many can be selected in the first round and where can they go? Yes, it’s early and that could all change, but here’s what McShea thinks about the Ohio State players who will be eligible in April of next season in Kansas City.

No. 1 Overall Selection – Quarterback CJ Stroud (Houston Texans)

Ohio State Quarterback Cj Stroud Impresses Former Coach June Jones

Ohio State Buckies quarterback CJ Stroud (7) is seen throwing a ball against the Purdue Boilermakers during the fourth quarter of their NCAA game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on November 13, 2021. credit: USA Today Sports Network

what does machete say

“Texans believe in quarterback Davis Mills, but if he really picks No. 1 next April, something very bad happened for Mills during his sophomore season. Stroud has a big hand, having scored 71.9. % Passes completed for 4,435 yards, 44 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 2021. The third-year sophomore only has 12 career starts, so all eyes will be on him this season.”

4 Overall Pick – Wide receiver Jackson Smith-Njigba (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Watch: Ohio State Receiver Smith-Njigba Reflects On Epic Rose Bowl

Sat., January 1, 2022; Pasadena, California, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jackson Smith-Njigba (11) looks at Utah players after a reception during the fourth quarter of the 108th Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Utah Utes. credit: USA Today Sports Network

what does machete say

“If you don’t know the name yet, check out some Rose Bowl highlights. SMith-Njigba caught 15 passes for 347 yards (a bowl game record) and three touchdowns in Ohio State’s win against Utah—her title for the season.” put in more than 1,600 receiving yards. It’s quite possible he’s a better prospect than either Garrett Wilson or Chris Olev, who both finished in the top 11. The Jags signed Christian Kirk and Jay Jones in March , but they still need a true WR1 for Trevor Lawrence. JSN could be that guy.”

No. 11 Overall Pick – Offensive Tackle Paris Johnson Jr. (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Ohio State Lineman Paris Johnson'S Article Is Published - Buckeye'S Wire

January 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; The Ohio State Buckeyes held an offensive against Paris Johnson Jr. (77) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 CFP National Championship Game. Credits: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SPORTS

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“Only the Dolphins had a worse pass block win rate than last season (48.8%), and I don’t think Pittsburgh did enough to fix the line. When it came to running the keys to the offense, new quarterback Kenny Pickett If he decides, the safety should be there. Johnson has 13 career starts (perfect on right guard) and only allowed one sack last season. He will move to a left tackle from outside this year.”

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