Eight Ohio State players invited to this year's NFL scouting combine

The Ohio State football program is an NFL factory second to none in college football, and that’s about to be realized again.

That’s because it’s about the time of year when we start to hype the upcoming NFL draft more than usual.

The Super Bowl is just a few days away, and after that, it’ll be all draft all the time if you’re an NFL fan.

Part of the shenanigans includes the annual NFL scouting combine that takes place in Indianapolis.

Some of the so-called shoo-in draftees will be poked, prodded and measured through various interviews and skills assessments to provide a better look to NFL scouts and executives.

There is always a significant contingent of Ohio State players that take part in all the hoopla, and that’s the case again.

This year, eight Buckeyes will head to Lucas Oil Stadium from Thursday, March 2, through Sunday, March 5.

Here’s a look at all eight players and a brief outlook on each.

C.J. Stroud, Quarterback Player Card Class | Redshirt Sophomore Height/Weight | 6 feet, 3 inches, 218 pounds Hometown | Inland Empire, Callifornia

Paris Johnson Jr., Offensive Tackle Player Card Class | Junior Height/Weight | 6 feet, 6 inches, 310 pounds Hometown | Cincinnati, Ohio

Hometown | Indianapolis, Indiana Luke Wypler, Offensive Line Player Card Class | Junior

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Wide Receiver Player Card Class | Junior Height/Weight | 6 feet, 1 inch, 200 pounds Hometown | Rockwall, Texas

Hometown | Lewis Center, Ohio Cameron Brown, Cornerback Player Card Class | Senior Height/Weight | 6 feet, 192 pounds Hometown | St. Louis, Missouri

Ronnie Hickman, Safety Player Card Class | Junior Height/Weight | 6 feet, 1 inch, 207 pounds Hometown | South Orange, New Jersey