Ohio State defensive end Tyreke Smith has been selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 15th pick of the fifth round. Smith went No. 158 overall.
Smith becomes the ninth Buckeye defensive end to be drafted over the last 10 years.
Smith played in 41 games during his four year career at Ohio State. He battled injuries throughout his time as a Buckeye but still started 18 games between 2018 and 2021.
As a senior in 2021, he posted a career-best five tackles in a game against both Penn State and Nebraska. For the season, he posted 26 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, and 3.0 sacks. He was named Second-Team All-Big Ten.
His best game, however, came against Clemson in the semifinals of the College Football Playoffs his junior season. In that game, Smith harassed future No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, sacking him once and bothering him through much of that OSU win. He also forced a fumble on his lone sack [seen in the photo above by Tom Orr].
Smith recorded 55 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and seven sacks in his career.
A Cleveland, Ohio native, Smith was a four-time Scholar Athlete at Ohio State and three-time Academic All-Big Ten.
Smith was a four-star prospect and Top 50 player overall in the 2018 class. He signed with OSU out of Cleveland Heights High School where as a senior he posted 70 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks. He was the 2017 Cleveland.com Defensive Player of the Year and the Ohio Division I Co-Defensive Player of the Year.