Ohio State Buckeyes: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Ohio State Buckeyes College Football Preview 2021: Top Players

Best Ohio State Buckeyes Offensive Player

WR Chris Olave, Sr.
He was always a slippery-smooth part of the attack, starting with his breakout two-touchdown game against Michigan as a freshman, to a big play, 12-score deep threat sophomore who Justin Fields went to with the season on the line in the epic Fiesta Bowl loss vs. Clemson, to becoming the team’s leading pass catcher in his junior season.

He would’ve been a top 50 overall pick had he come out for the 2021 NFL Draft, but he’s back for one more season and should make that jump from very good to must-have-top-20-overall great.

2. WR Garrett Wilson, Sr.
3. OT Thayer Munford, Sr.
4. RB Master Teague, Jr.
5. QB CJ Stroud, RFr.

Best Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive Player

DT Haskell Garrett, Sr.
At least going into the season, Ohio State doesn’t have the dizzying array of sure-thing NFL defensive draft talent it normally does. Of course a whole slew of Buckeyes will play in The League, but there isn’t an obvious Chase Young or Jeff Okudah from two years ago.

Garrett might not do anything all that splashy, but the NFL types are going to like him a whole lot next April.

Okay, so he’s a tad undersized at 6-2 and 300 pounds, but he’s a tough-as-nails veteran with three years of experience, great quickness to get behind the line, and he’s got anchor ability to take on blockers so Zach Harrison, Tyreke Smith and the ends can roam free.

2. DE Zach Harrison, Jr.
3. DE Tyreke Smith, Sr.
4. CB Sevyn Banks, Sr.
5. DE Jack Sawyer, Fr.

Check out Phil Harrison’s updates and all things Ohio State at BuckeyesWire.com

Top Incoming Ohio State Buckeyes Transfer

P Jesse Mirco, Fr.
The Buckeyes weren’t big in the transfer portal world, and they don’t really do the JUCO transfer thing, so when it comes to new guys being a bit outside the box, the 23-year-old Australian punter is as close as it gets.

Drue Chrisman was a weapon over the last four years, and now it’s up to the 6-3, 200-pound Australian rules football tough guy to step in and keep blasting away.

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