With the NFL's annual meat market having come to a close earlier this week, we take a look back at which former Ohio State standouts had the better performances and which still have some work to do to impress NFL scouts. Also find updates on a few Buckeyes already in the NFL.
The 2009 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, has come and gone, and former Buckeyes James Laurinaitis
, Malcolm Jenkins
, Marcus Freeman
, Alex Boone
, Brian Robiskie
, Brian Hartline
, Chris "Beanie" Wells and Donald Washington
have had their chance to show off for NFL scouts, coaches and team executives.
Let's call the week a mixed bag for the Buckeyes.
For more on why, see the latest post on the Professionally Speaking blog.
Also today we bring you a trio of stories regarding former Buckeyes who have already tasted the NFL life and now find themselves looking at changes of one kind or another.
The Newark Star-Ledger tells us Mike Nugent will test the waters of free agency by choice, while Scout.com's Ed Thompson shared the salary cap impact of the release of Joey Galloway and other veterans. The St. Petersburg Times was the first to report the impending moves yesterday.
Meanwhile, A.J. Hawk is on the move from 4-3 outside linebacker to 3-4 inside linebacker, as reported by several outlets, including The Wisconsin State Journal and the Green Bay Press-Gazette.