Ohio State is holding its annual pro day workout for draft prospects Friday, and attendance matches the hype for an Ohio State draft class that could match or surpass the record six first-round picks from a single school set in 2004 by Miami (Fla.).
More than 130 NFL personnel are in attendance. Six head coaches — Marvin Lewis of the Bengals, Mike Zimmer of the Vikings, Mike Mularkey of the Titans, Mike Tomlin of the Steelers, Sean Payton of the Saints and Hue Jackson of the Browns — sent their RSVPs. Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan and Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown have been spotted in attendance, and more high-level decision makers likely are amongst the overflow crowd, too.
All 32 teams are represented. At least two teams requested eight or more credentials.
The stars of the show are defensive end Joey Bosa, running back Ezekiel Elliott, offensive tackle Taylor Decker, linebacker Darron Lee, cornerback Eli Apple, wide receiver Michael Thomas, quarterback turned wide receiver Braxton Miller and quarterback Cardale Jones, who never lost a start in college but was benched last season.
Jones has been working out in San Diego with quarterback coach George Whitfield, and Whitfield will run the throwing portion of the workout.
NFL Network went live with a 2.5 hour special from Ohio State at 10 a.m. ET. ESPN also plans to offer live coverage throughout the morning.