Football

Ohio State Center Josh Myers Turning Pro

Ohio State starting center Josh Myers announced today that he would be foregoing his fifth year of eligibility and entering the 2021 NFL Draft.

Myers was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes, taking over the reins last year as a redshirt sophomore. He earned Second-Team All-Big Ten accolades in 2019 and then bumped himself up to first-team honors in 2020.

The 2020 season had its ups and downs for everybody, Myers included, as he not only missed a game due to COVID but also had to constantly lead an offensive line that very rarely had the same five guys in it as the week before. Given the adversity everyone has faced this year, Myers was able to make the most of it.

Myers came to Ohio State from Miamisburg, Ohio where he was one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the nation. When he arrived at Ohio State as a member of the 2017 recruiting class and had some early reps against former Buckeye All-American defensive end Nick Bosa, Myers realized quickly that his future was on the interior of the offensive line.

After redshirting in 2017, Myers was the backup center to All-American Michael Jordan. By the end of the year, there was some thought of inserting Myers into the starting lineup and sliding Jordan back to the guard spot he occupied the two years prior. Ultimately, that move never happened, though offensive line coach Greg Studrawa was adamant that he was ready for the role.

Myers was part of an offense that led the Big Ten in scoring and rushing in each of his two years as a starter.

It is expected that starting left guard Harry Miller will take over center duties in 2021.