BSB Staff Draft: Rounds 32-42 Of Our Draft Of The Best Ohio State Football Players

The Buckeyes return just six starters from last years team, but plenty of talent is back for Ohio State. With that in mind we're drafting two teams from the pool of Buckeye scholarship players to determine where the most talent lies and for office bragging rights.

We're down to the nitty gritty in our staff draft. 

We started rolling out our picks in this fun offseason experiment last week and we've arrived at the final ten rounds. So far this process has shed some light on who the most valuable Buckeyes are -- captains Pat Elflein, Raekwon McMillan and J.T. Barrett were the first three selections -- what the deepest positions on the roster are and the players who need to take a step forward in order to not be forgotten.

Today's selection is most about the latter category. Players picked in these rounds are unlikely to play for Ohio State this season aside from special teams, but where they're selected does offer some insight into our thoughts on their potential and their general standing in the Buckeyes hierarchy. 

The teams were set as Tim and I against Ryan and James and we already outlined our respective draft philosophies and first selections  and the next 30 rounds of the draft. Rounds 2-11, where most of the known stars came off the board, can be found here while we built depth in Rounds 12-21, picks you can see here, and Rounds 22-31, found here.

With 62 players already off the board, take a look at how the final players were selected below and make sure to check back tomorrow for a look at full depth charts from both teams and help us decide who would win.

Analysis of each pick provided by James and I.

Off the Board:

  1. Pat Elflein
  2. Raekwon McMillan
  3. J.T. Barrett
  4. Gareon Conley
  5. Jamarco jones
  6. Isaiah Prince
  7. Sam Hubbard
  8. Curtis Samuel
  9. Malik Hooker
  10. Tyquan Lewis
  11. Billy Price
  12. Michael Jordan
  13. Nick Bosa
  14. Damon Webb
  15. Denzel Ward
  16. Noah Brown
  17. Malcolm Pridgeon
  18. Joe Burrow
  19. Marcus Baugh
  20. Mike Weber
  21. Dontre Wilson
  22. Torrance Gibson
  23. Chris Worley
  24. Jalyn HOlmes
  25. Tracy Sprinkle
  26. Demetrius Knox
  27. Bri'onte Dunn
  28. MIke Hill
  29. Austin Mack
  30. Erick Smith
  31. Dante Booker
  32. Matt Burrell
  33. Marshon Lattimore
  34. Jerome Baker
  35. Corey Smith
  36. Jordan Fuller
  37. Eric Glover-Williams
  38. Evan Lisle
  39. Dre'Mont Jones
  40. Jashon Cornell
  41. Tyler Gerald
  42. Justin Hilliard
  43. Nick Conner
  44. Jake Hausmann
  45. Parris Campbell
  46. Darius Slade
  47. Demario McCall
  48. Antonio Williams
  49. Robert Landers
  50. K.J. Hill
  51. Jonathon Cooper
  52. Davon Hamilton
  53. Dwayne Haskins
  54. Cam Burrows
  55. Damon Arnette
  56. Keandre Jones
  57. Gavin Cupp
  58. Brandon Bowen
  59. Terry mcLaurin
  60. Malik Barrow
  61. Tuf Borland
  62. Binjimin Victor

32nd Round

  • Ryan and James: Brady Taylor

Having received seemingly endless reps with the first team offense all spring, we felt picking Taylor here was a good move. With Elflein sitting out most of the team drills in the spring, Taylor got a lot of the first team reps at center in the spring and if nothing else, adds a lot of knowledge of the game to our offensive line, a very valuable thing as the center. 

  • Tim and Blake: Wayne Davis

We were looking to build more depth in the secondary with the veteran talent off the board we went with Davis. Aside from Jordan Fuller, who we picked up earlier, we felt that the four-star cornerback had the best upside.

33rd Round

  • Ryan and James: Rashod Berry

This pick we were very pleased with this late in the draft process. While Berry was buried on the depth chart last season as a tight end, he seems to have found a home at defensive end. He charted a sack and a forced fumble on the second play from scrimmage in the 2016 spring game and looks to have the speed of a starting defensive end. 

  • Tim and Blake: Johnnie Dixon

The fact that Dixon was still available says more about his health than his talent. If the receiver can stay healthy he makes a nice addition to our deep receiving corps.

34th Round

  • Ryan and James: Joshua Norwood

Once again adding depth to our defensive backfield, Norwood is someone we plan on being our second backup corner. While he hasn’t received a lot of playing time, Norwood was the best selection for our team at this point in the draft and adds needed depth. 

  • Tim and Blake: Jack Wohlabaugh

We needed to build depth along the offensive line and Wohlabaugh makes sense considering the player we have targeted as our starting center – Matt Burrell – has not yet transitioned to that position. Wohlabaugh gives us a true center in our two-deep.

35th Round

  • Ryan and James: Rodjay Burns

The No. 1 athlete in the state of Kentucky in 2016, Burns adds a lot of athleticism to our defensive backfield. We plan on lining him up as our backup safety behind Hooker, someone who is also very athletic. 

  • Tim and Blake:  Jahsen Went

Went is a hard-hitter who can be a valuable reserve on the back end for us. Though he comes to Ohio State as a three-star, Went’s physicality as a backup to Damon Webb and Erick Smith will be an asset. 

36th Round

  • Ryan and James: Luke Farrell 

Future roommate of Cupp, Farrell gives us some athleticism at the tight end position. He has very good hands and can be flexed out as an additional wide receiver if necessary. We feel he has the ability to be the No. 2 tight end in 2016 behind Baugh with some experience. 

  • Tim and Blake: Alex Stump

A bit of a forgotten man in the wide receiver room, Stump didn’t see the field as a true freshman but the former four-star has talent. We already had talent at the receiver position, but with a young quarterback in Joe Burrow there is no such thing as too many playmakers.

37th Round

  • Ryan and James: Malik Harrison

Another guy with an extremely high ceiling in terms of his athleticism, Harrison gives us depth at the outside linebacker spots. A two-sport star in high school, Harrison dominated on the basketball court as well as the football field and could possibly be the Darron Lee of the future. 

  • Tim and Blake: Grant Schmidt

As is the case this late in any draft, we’re looking for depth at this point and Schmidt can give that too us at either guard spot. At 6-6, 300 he has the size to contribute as a redshirt freshman.

38th Round

  • Ryan and James: Kierre Hawkins 

Two tight ends in three picks might be a little much, but we felt since Hawkins is a versatile athlete, we could take a chance. A North vs. South All-Star, Hawkins is a big body athlete who can block well, but also has solid hands. If nothing else, he is a big target for our QBs to throw to (6’4, 220). 

  • Tim and Blake: A.J. Alexander

We’ve targeted Jake Hausmann as our starting tight end, but we need a reserve at that position. With Hawkins off the board, we’re happy to take Alexander here.

39th Round

  • Ryan and James: James Clark

Clark gives us a veteran presence in our wide receiver room and could even crack the starting lineup. Clark has been mentioned by Meyer as one of the more improved athletes on the team this spring, but he has yet to record a catch for Ohio State. 

  • Tim and Blake: Kevin Feder

Obviously the options are getting more limited as we go along, but Feder gives us a full second-team offensive line as a reserve tackle.

40th Round

  • Ryan and James: Kareem Felder

Rounding out our picks in the secondary was Felder. While we project he will be our backup safety to Glover-Williams, Felder could very well play corner as well. He needs to add weight however to play at this level. 

  • Tim and Blake: Stephen Collier

Despite a torn ACL, we still need a backup quarterback and Collier is the only signal-caller left on the roster. While we have Torrance Gibson as an emergency quarterback option, Collier, if healthy, can also fill a reserve role.

41st Round

  • Ryan and James: Joshua Alabi

We needed another interior lineman to add depth, so Alabi was the remaining option. A three year starter in high school, Alabi was the No. 1 defensive lineman in the state of Michigan in the class of 2015. 

  • Tim and Blake: Dylan Thompson

Urban Meyer called for Thompson to “do something” during spring practice. If he can do something for us he is a real value pick here.

42nd Round

  • Ryan and James: Kyle Trout

The last remaining player on the board gives us depth on the offensive line. Trout joins Cupp as a backup interior lineman, and gives us good size at 6’6, 310. 

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