Ohio State Football: Top 5 Prospects for 2022 NFL Draft

Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Chris Olave catches a touchdown against Michigan Wolverines safety Josh Metellus
Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Chris Olave catches a touchdown against Michigan Wolverines safety Josh Metellus /
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Sevyn Banks – Cornerback

Among some of the top positions that the Buckeyes develop into the NFL is the cornerback position. Ohio State had four cornerbacks selected in the first round from the 2014 NFL draft to the 2018 Draft. New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore (2017) and Cleveland’s Denzel Ward (2018) are some of the best cornerbacks. In the 2020 Draft, the Buckeyes saw two of their cornerbacks become first-round selections.

Banks’ size at 6-1, 200 pounds, and his ability to stay in tight coverage against the opposing receiver makes him a corner that could be selected within the top ten of the 2022 NFL draft.

In the three seasons played at Ohio State, Banks accumulated 35 total tackles, 30 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, nine pass deflections, and one fumble recovery. This past season in his first year as a starter, Banks accounted for 23 total tackles, 19 solo tackles, six pass deflections, and one fumble recovery.

With a full offseason and a spring camp, Banks will have room for improvement from this past season. Banks is ranked as the 23rd overall prospect by Sporting News.

Thayer Munford – Offensive Tackle

One of the least developed recent positions for the Buckeyes in the past Drafts is the offensive tackle position. The last offensive tackle to be drafted was Isaiah Prince in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The last tackle to be drafted in the first round was Taylor Decker by the Detroit Lions in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Munford is one of the most experienced offensive linemen in the entire country. Pro Football Focus has Munford as the top returning tackle in the nation for the 2021 College Football season. According to Pro Football Focus, Munford posted an overall grade of 91.8, which ranks among the top returning tackles in the nation.

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Munford is ranked as the 35th overall prospect by Sporting News in the 2022 Draft class. Despite being highly experienced and consistent by allowing a sack or pressure all season last season, he has room to grow as a prospect for the 2022 Draft, giving him first-round potential.