Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins (2) celebrates after a touchdown run against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. David Jablonski/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
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NFL Draft: J.K. Dobbins among four Buckeyes drafted on Day 2

Ravens draft Ohio State running back in round two

» FIRST-ROUND SUMMARY: Three Buckeyes drafted Thursday

Dobbins became the 11th Ohio State Buckeyes running back drafted since 2000 and the first drafted in the first two rounds since Ezekiel Elliott was the fourth overall pick in 2016. He was the fifth running back selected in this draft.

Dobbins, a 5-foot-10, 217-pound junior from La Grange, Texas, rushed for a school-record 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. He finished sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. He finished his career with 4,459 yards, ranking second in Ohio State history behind Archie Griffin.

» LOOKING BACK: Dobbins makes big debut in 2017

Later on the second day of the draft, three Buckeyes heard their names called in the third round.

Defensive tackle Davon Hamilton went to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the ninth pick of the third round and the 73rd overall selection. The 6-4, 310-pound Hamilton, of Pickerington Central High School, started all 14 games last season and recorded six sacks.

Two picks later, the Detroit Lions drafted offensive guard Jonah Jackson, who played one season with the Buckeyes after transferring from Rutgers.

The Ravens selected linebacker Malik Harrison, who led Ohio State with 75 tackles as a senior last season, with the 34th pick of the third round.

On the first day of the draft Thursday, three Buckeyes — Chase YoungJeff Okudah and Damon Arnette — heard their name called from Commissioner Roger Goodell’s basement as the draft was conducted remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic, and an Ohio State graduate, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, went to the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 1 pick.

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