It took a while, but Noah Brown has finally found an NFL home. The former Ohio State wide receiver has been selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 239th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Brown, who many considered a surprise to enter the draft this season, caught just 33 passes in his Ohio State career which featured plenty of ups and downs in three seasons.
Brown came to Ohio State as a member of the Buckeyes 2014 class and earned playing time as a true freshman. Although he caught just one pass during his freshman campaign, Brown appeared in 11 games including the Buckeyes 42-35 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. He carried once for a loss of four yards against the Crimson Tide.
As a sophomore, Brown was expected to be Ohio State's No. 2 wide receiver in 2015 behind future NFL draft pick, Michael Thomas. During fall camp however, Brown suffered a broken leg and missed the entirety of the season.
He returned in 2016 and after catching just four passes in Ohio State's first two games of the season, Brown exploded against Oklahoma, catching four touchdown passes in the Buckeyes 45-24 win on the road. The game figured to be Brown's coming out party, however his numbers dipped tremendously as the season went on.
In Ohio State's last 10 games, Brown caught just 22 passes and scored twice. He was held without a catch against Michigan State and hauled in just one pass in a blowout win over Maryland.
Brown joins Ezekiel Elliott and Rod Smith as former Buckeyes who are currently on the Dallas roster. Brown is also now a member of a receiving corps that features guys like Cole Beasley, Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams, to name a few.