Defensive end Nick Bosa is likely to be taken No. 2, if not No. 1 overall.
Quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been slotted as the Bengals’ pick on many mock drafts, but he might already be gone by that point.
Receivers Terry McLaurin and Parris Campbell, defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones and offensive lineman Michael Jordan are all potential night two picks while a handful of other Buckeyes could hear their names called Saturday.
5. Several players from local high schools hope to hear their names called, too.
Kentucky offensive lineman George Asafo-Adjei (Lakota West), Tiffin’s Tyler Denton (Hamilton), Northern Illinois’ Andrew Gantz (Centerville), Akron’s Jordan George (Alter), Miami’s Jordan Rigg (Springboro) and Dayton’s Matt Tunnacliffe (Fenwick) were among those invited to a local draft workout for the Bengals earlier this month.
Wayne's Tyree Kinnel, a two-year starter in the Michigan secondary, Milton-Union's Wes Martin, a multi-year starter on the offensive line at Indiana, Alter's Nick Coleman, a Notre Dame defensive back, Centerville's Jared Weyler, a Minnesota offensive lineman, and Covington's A.J. Ouellete, a running back from Ohio, are also among those on the NFL radar who could sign as free agents over the weekend even if they are not drafted.