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11-2, 1st in Big Ten - East

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Watching tape on Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore -- Really impressed with his ability to use multiple techniques in coverage. Lattimore can physically challenge receivers in press (quick hands), bail at the snap (open and stack on the route), switch to a "taxi" technique (inch-off/shuffle with shoulders square) and also play from an off-man position (pedal and break). Plus, Lattimore shows the closing speed (4.36 40-yard dash) to drive on the ball. He has the core fundamentals and athletic skill set that NFL secondary coaches want at the position.

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At pro day, Lattimore gives hamstrings A-OK

Speaking at pro day Thursday, top cornerback prospect Marshon Lattimore reiterated that the hamstring issues that plagued him at Ohio State are things of the past.


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State safety and projected first-round pick Malik Hooker still wasn't physically cleared to participate at Pro Day. So what did he do and what questions has he faced about his offseason surgery?


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple potential first-round defensive backs, Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore, are being put through individual work at Ohio State's Pro Day. And a third, Malik Hooker, is looking on as he continues his rehab from offseason surgery.


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

With individual position drills starting, all eyes are on Ohio State center Pat Elflein as he snaps and hits some blocking pads.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Complete list of NFL coaches at Ohio State's Pro Day: John Harbaugh, Bill Belichick, Todd Bowles, Hue Jackson, Marvin Lewis, Mike Mularkey, Sean Payton, Mike Tomlin and Jim Caldwell.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton and secondary coach Aaron Glenn are among those in attendance at Ohio State's pro day – which should come as no surprise, since the Buckeyes have two defensive backs projected as possible top-10 draft picks (CB Marshon Lattimore and S Malik Hooker). Runner/receiver Curtis Samuel is also an intriguing prospects for the Saints, among other Buckeyes. And the Saints obviously have a good track record when it comes to drafting Ohio State players, including WR Michael Thomas and S Vonn Bell in the second round last year.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of championships to discuss between these two guys in the center of Ohio State's Pro Day: Urban Meyer and New England's Bill Belichick. The two have long had a mutual professional admiration, and it's no surprise to see the leader of the Patriots taking a close look at the Buckeyes.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Day is officially underway at Ohio State. Yet another sizable crowd on campus to watch a group of Buckeyes that could include three first-round picks.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

For an example on Malik Hooker's range and ball skills, check out his first interception vs. Bowling Green. Hooker aligns on the opposite hash, opens his hips (with eyes on the QB) and gets to the bottom of the numbers to over-lap the deep route. Great finish too. High-point the ball and secure the interception. That's a big time play.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Watching tape on Ohio State safety Malik Hooker -- Incredible range in the middle of the field. He can cover a ton of ground. And you can't teach that. Natural ability there to locate the ball and finish. Gets a great jump on QBs. That's vision and route awareness. Still shows his inexperience as a run defender. Angles to the ball and footwork at the point of attack need to improve along with his tackling technique. Wants to chop-down ball carriers too often. There are areas of his game that need to develop, but Hooker's range, ball skills and ability to close the post are rare. He has first-round talent. And a very high ceiling at the position.

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Urban Meyer is 10-3 bowls. 2007 Lose Bowl - 2008 Florida National title 2013 Lose Bowl - 2014 Ohio St National title 2016 Lose Bowl - XX

Harbaugh tries to emulate Ohio State legend (0:48)

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