Ohio State has embraced the moniker DBU over the last few years.
As in Defensive Back University. As in, if you star in the Buckeyes secondary, you’ll hear your name called in the first round of the NFL Draft.
That was certainly the cast Thursday night. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore went 11th overall to the Saints, safety Malik Hooker was picked at No. 15 to the Colts and the Raiders took cornerback Gareon Conley at 24th overall.
It was just the second time in NFL Draft history that three defensive backs from the same school were picked in the first round of the draft. Miami (Fla.) first did so in 2002 when Phillip Buchannon, Ed Reed and Mike Rumph were selected among the first 27 picks.
— ESPN (@espn) April 28, 2017
In addition, the three first-rounders on Thursday night gave Ohio State a total of 40 picks in the first round during the last 25 years. No other school can match that total.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 28, 2017