All The Undrafted Free Agent Signings For Ohio State Revisited

All The Undrafted Free Agent Signings For Ohio State Revisited

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All The Undrafted Free Agent Signings For Ohio State Revisited


The smoke has cleared from the 2018 version of the NFL Draft, and by now you know where all the draft picks from Ohio State went. But here’s a list of those that went undrafted and still got invites as free agents.


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All The Undrafted Free Agent Signings For Ohio State Revisited

 

Ohio State once again had an impressive draft showing as seven players were selected through the seven round 2018 NFL Draft — second only to Alabama.

And while there were thoughts that more would go, it’s still been a mighty nice run for the Ohio State program under Urban Meyer. However, there are still those fringe players that hoped to get their names called that didn’t.

Not all is lost, as we have many that got invited to rookie training camps via a signing as a non-drafted free agent. Here’s where all of them landed.

J.T. Barrett, Quarterback

New Orleans Saints

It was previously announced that Barrett had accepted an invitation to try out for the Indianapolis Colts, but then Ohio State announced that he also had accepted an opportunity with the New Orleans Saints.

Both teams hold their rookie training camps on the same weekend, so something had to give. The Saints appear to be the better situation for Barrett with Drew Brees in the twilight of his career — a QB that fits the mold of the undersized Barrett more than most. So, he’s rightfully headed to the Saints to give it a go.

He wasn’t drafted, but clearly there is interest in Barrett being that two teams have already tried to lure him into a try-out scenario. Don’t be surprised if things don’t work out for the Saints, that he gets a shot or more elsewhere.

Damon Webb, Safety

Tennesee Titans

Many mock drafts had Webb coming off the board in the seventh round, but it ultimately didn’t materialize. As a result, he too had to go the route as an undrafted free agent. In reality, it’s a good scenario as he is apparently going to be reunited with his old secondary coach Kerry Coombs who is now with former Buckeye and now Titan head coach Mike Vrabel.

Ohio State has produced DBs like no other NCAA team in recent memory, and no doubt Coombs knows full well what Webb is capable of.

Chris Worley, Linebacker

Cincinnati Bengals

Worley never really put up the monster numbers everyone expected him to eventually produce at Ohio State, but it was still a solid career in Columbus.

After barely sniffing Buckeye players in the past, the Bengals and Browns both decided to jump in the Scarlet and Gray waters this year, and Worley adds to that. He agreed to a free-agent signing with the Bengals and will get a shot to make the team and realize his dream of playing in the NFL as well.

Marcus Baugh, Tight End

Oakland Raiders

Marcus Baugh was another prospect from Ohio State that was appearing in some projections as a late round pick, but the seventh round ended with no phone call.

But after all the hoopla, Baugh did receive and accept an offer to sign on with the Oakland Raiders, and there is reason to be optimistic if you are a Silver and Black fan. Baugh is extremely athletic with a high ceiling, he just didn’t figure much into the game plans at Ohio State with all the weapons surrounding him. He could get a break, show his mettle and catch on with the Raiders.

Michael Hill, Defensive Tackle

Detroit Lions

Per Ohio State, Michael Hill has signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent. He was a bit overshadowed on a defensive line that was arguably the best in all of college football, but that doesn’t mean he is without talent.

Hill was developed by one of the best in the business — OSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson — and NFL scouts know that. He’ll get his shot to make a splash, and sometimes that’s all a player needs.

Tracy Sprinkle, Defensive Tackle

Carolina Panthers

If you are an NFL scout/executive looking for a position group coming out of Ohio State, it’s defensive back and defensive lineman. Sprinkle is another one of those D-lineman that are a part of a culture and system of winning and producing top notch talent.

That certainly had something to do with the Panthers reaching out and giving Sprinkle the shot to show what he can do as an undrafted free agent.

Elijaah Goins, Wide Receiverr

Carolina Panthers

Goins didn’t get a whole lot of opportunities to show what he can do at Ohio State, but often times scouts look at the upside of a kid and give him a chance. That’s exactly what Goins has now with the Titans.

Nick Seme, Defensive Lineman

Cleveland Browns

So you say you want to make it in the NFL can’t crack the two-deep at a big time college football factory? Try long-snapper.

The numbers don’t lie. There are always guys that get a shot at being a long snapper that don’t have their names called often on Saturdays because it’s a skill set that just isn’t out there in bunches. That’s exactly what Seme will get a shot to do with the Browns.

 

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