Honorable Mention: DE Nick Bosa — San Francisco 49ers (2019)
Nick Bosa is so good we can’t not include him among the best Ohio State players in the NFL, even though he has yet to play an NFL game. The #2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, selected by the San Francisco 49ers, was considered by many to be the best player in said draft.
While with the Buckeyes, Bosa played only three games in 2018, but he was an absolute monster as a sophomore. He recorded 16 tackles for a loss and had 8.5 sacks, tallying 17.5 sacks for Ohio State in only 29 games played. Bosa was named First Team All Big Ten and helped the Buckeyes win the 2017 Big Ten Championship.