Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore is definitely going very early in the NFL Draft. Just check out his 40-yard dash run at the 2017 NFL Combine.
On Monday, Lattimore blazed to a 4.36 clocking, showing his impressive speed and earning plenty of attention from former Buckeyes teammates, including a 2017 first-round pick.
Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore at the 2017 NFL Combine
— NFL (@NFL) March 6, 2017
NFL teams were watching the Buckeyes standout. But so were other Ohio State stars.
“Lol lets go home !!” 2016 NFL Draft pick Eli Apple wrote on Twitter. Like Apple, Lattimore is likely to be a top-10 pick as well.
Lol lets go home !! @shonrp2 4.36 ?
— Eli Apple (@EliApple13) March 6, 2017
Curtis Samuel kept his reaction simple, using emojis.
— Curtis Samuel (@CurtisSamuel4__) March 6, 2017
Ohio State’s director of player personnel Mark Pantoni:
These OSU players at the combine be like…
— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) March 6, 2017
All three players will go early in the upcoming draft. In the latest Land of 10 mock draft, Lattimore is projected to go No. 8 overall to the Carolina Panthers. He’s not even predicted to be the first Buckeyes star off the board, either. Safety Malik Hooker is projected to go one spot earlier at No. 7 to the Los Angeles Chargers.
This past season, Lattimore intercepted four passes. He returned one for a touchdown against Tulsa. Lattimore also made 41 total tackles.
I said early last season that I thought Lattimore was the most talented OSU cornerback I’ve ever seen. I believe it still.
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) March 6, 2017