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6 Ohio State Buckeyes selected in 2023 NFL Draft

Since 2000, 164 Buckeyes have been drafted in the NFL.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Buckeyes had six players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft.

This is the tenth consecutive draft in which Ohio State had at least five players drafted. Since 2000, 164 Buckeyes have been drafted in the NFL.

Here's a look at this year's draft class and where they were selected.

C.J Stroud | Quarterback | Round 1 | Pick 2 | Houston Texans

Stroud spent three years with the Buckeyes and was one of the nation's top quarterbacks in 2021 and 2022, boasting a 21-4 record. He is the only Buckeye to ever be a Heisman trophy finalist twice. Stroud became the highest drafted Ohio State QB in the program's history when Houston picked him second overall.

Paris Johnson Jr. | Offensive tackle | Round 1 | Pick 6 | Arizona Cardinals

Johnson played 31 games with Ohio State during his three seasons as a Buckeye. He earned All-American honors as a left tackle by the Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of America and American Football Coaches Association. He was the first offensive tackle taken in this year's draft.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba | Wide receiver | Round 1 | Pick 20 | Seattle Seahawks

Smith-Njigba flashed during the 2021 season and was expected to shine as arguably the best wide receiver coming into 2022, but a hamstring injury during the season opener against Notre Dame derailed those plans. Smith-Njigba was the first wide received off the board when Seattle picked him 20th overall.

Zach Harrison | Defensive end | Round 3 | Pick 75 | Atlanta Falcons

Harrison played four seasons for the Buckeyes, playing a total of 46 games. He earned first-team all-Big Ten Conference honors as a senior in 2022 after recording 34 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three and a half sacks.

Dawand Jones | Offensive tackle | Round 4 | Pick 111 | Cleveland Browns

Jones spent four years at Ohio State, playing in 41 games and starting in 27 of them. He started all 13 games in 2021 as at right guard and all 13 games at right tackle in 2022. Standing at 6 feet 8 inches tall and 350 pounds, Jones earned first-team All-America honors in 2022 by CBSSports.com and second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors by the league's coaches

Luke Wypler | Center | Round 6 | Pick 190 | Cleveland Browns

Wypler was a two-year starter for Ohio State at center, with 26 consecutive for the Buckeyes. He was named third-team all-Big Ten Conference in 2022 by the voting media.

Safety Ronnie Hickman and defensive back Tanner McCalister were signed with the Cleveland Browns as undrafted free agents.

Defensive tackle Jerron Cage and cornerback Cameron Brown also signed as undrafted free agents. Cage signed with the Los Angeles Chargers and Brown signed with the New Orleans Saints.

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