Buckeyes galore in first round of NFL draft.

CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott will be surrounded by several familiar faces for the first round of the NFL draft.

Elliott is one of five Buckeyes planning to attend the proceedings at the Auditorium Theatre on Thursday night. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer also will be on hand.

If Elliott, cornerback Eli Apple, defensive end Joey Bosa, offensive tackle Taylor Decker and linebacker Darron Lee go in the first round, it would tie two other schools for the second-highest total since 1967. Southern California (1968), Miami (2002) and Ohio State (2006) also had five players go in the first round, trailing only Miami in 2004 with six.

“It’s special just because we jokingly, three of us, used to talk about this,” Elliott said Wednesday. “Darron, myself and Joey, we were roommates freshman year and we jokingly used to talk about this, and just to see 2 1/2 years later that we’re here, we’re all here together, sharing the moment together, and that collectively our dreams did come true.”

HOMETOWN FUN: Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was a prep star at Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida, before playing his college ball at Mississippi. Tunsil, expected to go in the first half of the first round on Thursday night, remains connected to his small hometown near Jacksonville.

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Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/04/27/buckeyes-galore-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft/83627488/

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