After a slow draft weekend in 2005, Ohio State will once again be well-represented in the 2006 NFL Draft. As many as six Ohio State players have been projected as first-round picks, and several more could see their names called in the later rounds. Here is an in-depth analysis of the players who could be selected in this weekend's draft, along with commentary from Scout.com NFL Draft Expert Tony Pauline.
April 27, 2006
Defensive end Mike Kudla played his final game in a Buckeye uniform in January's Fiesta Bowl and is now working hard to improve his draft status for April's NFL Draft. Kudla was on hand yesterday at an autograph session in Canton and spoke about his NFL status and more.
February 19, 2006
Ohio State's defensive players know they will be facing a diverse and effective Michigan offense on Saturday. As always, the Buckeyes say the key to the game will be stopping the run and affecting the quarterback. We have comments from Mike Kudla, Nate Salley, Marcus Green and Anthony Schlegel on the matchup.
November 17, 2005
Defensive end Mike Kudla has seen the highest highs and the lowest lows during his Ohio State career, but as a senior he is going out on top with a strong season. Kudla has 32 tackles and 6.5 sacks and has likely caught the eyes of NFL scouts this season.
November 9, 2005
Mike Kudla was part of that terrific linebacking haul in the recruiting class of 2002 but he was immediately moved to defensive end and served a two-year apprenticeship under Will Smith. Despite being slowed by injuries in his first three seasons, Kudla still managed to make a big play or two every year. And now that he's finally healthy, he's making a lot of big plays in the early part of his senior season and he just wants to help his team win another championship before his career ends.
October 6, 2005