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Buckeyes Finish With 12 Total NFL Draft Selections as Two More Go on Final Day
By Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS — In all, 12 Buckeyes were taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, falling short of the record of 14 set by Ohio State in the 2004 draft.

After having a record 10 players selected in the first three rounds, two more Buckeyes came off the board in the fourth round on Saturday as linebacker Joshua Perry was selected by San Diego with the No. 4 pick in the round, and quarterback Cardale Jones was selected with the 41st and final pick of the round by the Buffalo Bills.

Receiver Jalin Marshall and safety Tyvis Powell went unselected despite leaving Ohio State with eligibility remaining. Offensive lineman Chase Farris also went undrafted, as did defensive tackle Tommy Schutt.

Marshall signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets shortly after the draft was completed, putting him back with former receiving mate Devin Smith. Powell signed a free agent contract with Seattle, where big safeties have had success. Farris signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions, giving the Lions both of OSU's starting offensive tackles. Schutt is not expected to sign as a free agent.

Three teams selected multiple Buckeyes during the course of the draft, as the New Orleans Saints selected receiver Michael Thomas and safety Vonn Bell, the San Diego Chargers took defensive end Joey Bosa and linebacker Joshua Perry, and the Buffalo Bills drafted defensive tackle Adolphus Washington and quarterback Cardale Jones.

Here is the order in which the Buckeyes were drafted.

Rd 1, #3 (3) - DE Joey Bosa, San Diego Chargers
Rd 1, #4 (4) - RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Rd 1, #10 (10) - CB Eli Apple, New York Giants
Rd 1, #16 (16) - OT Taylor Decker, Detroit Lions
Rd 1, #20 (20) - LB Darron Lee, New York Jets
Rd 2, #16 (47) - WR Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Rd 2, #30 (61) - SAF Vonn Bell, New Orleans Saints
Rd 3, #17 (80) - DT Adolphus Washington, Buffalo Bills
Rd 3, #22 (85) - WR Braxton Miller, Houston Texans
Rd 3, #32 (94) - TE Nick Vannett, Seattle Seahawks
Rd 4, #4 (102) - LB Joshua Perry, San Diego Chargers
Rd 4, #41 (139) - QB Cardale Jones, Buffalo Bills

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