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Ohio State Football: 5 Toughest Defenders Buckeyes Will Face in 2016

May 11, 2016

The Big Ten had 24 of its premier defenders selected in this year’s NFL draft, but with players such as Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker and Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers back, Ohio State will see no shortage of defensive standouts this fall. 

The elite playmakers won’t just come in conference play, though, as a Week 3 showdown with Oklahoma will throw a talented cornerback at quarterback J.T. Barrett and a young wide receiver corps.

Ohio State is looking to continue its incredible run under head coach Urban Meyer, averaging just one loss per season since the start of 2012.

The Buckeyes will have to come up with answers for these five defenders for that success to continue. 

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