Former Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore has been selected with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Lattimore is the first Buckeye off the board in the 2017 draft and is the second straight Ohio State corner to be selected in first round and the third in four years. Lattimore joins former Ohio State teammate Vonn Bell in the Saints secondary and will also be going up against former OSU wide receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn in practice.
The Cleveland native came to Ohio State in 2014 but suffered an injury in fall camp and missed his entire rookie season as the Buckeyes went on to win the national title. He returned in 2015 and played limited reps behind Eli Apple and Gareon Conley before a recurring hamstring injury kept him from playing in most games down the stretch.
Lattimore exploded onto the scene in 2016, earning the starting corner spot opposite Conley and recording four interceptions to go along with nine pass breakups. He was named a first team All-Big Ten selection and started each of Ohio State's 13 games as a redshirt-sophomore.