Aug 5, 2021
Ohio State receiver Chris Olave has been selected by a familiar franchise as the New Orleans Saints moved up to the No. 11 spot to take the talented Ohio State wideout.

Olave is the second Ohio State receiver selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since earlier this evening when Garrett Wilson went one pick earlier to the New York Jets.

Prior to this year’s draft, however, the Buckeyes hadn’t had a receiver drafted in the first round since 2007 when Ted Ginn, Jr. went ninth overall to the Miami Dolphins and Anthony Gonzalez went to the Indianapolis Colts with the 32nd pick overall. (Two years later, Olave and Wilson’s position coach Brian Hartline went in the fourth round to the Dolphins.)

Olave broke the Ohio State all-time record for touchdown receptions last season when he caught his 35th career touchdown pass in November’s 56-7 win over Michigan State.

The California native caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2021. Those numbers...

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