INDIANAPOLIS -- Could Ohio State have three defensive backs go in the top half of Round 1 in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Buckeyes cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker have already been in the conversation to go that early. Coming out of the NFL Scouting Combine this week, NFL teams might be slotting OSU CB Gareon Conley in the same range.
Conley looked like a top-15 pick on Monday during his combine workout, per NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
The 6-foot, 195-pound corner ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash on Monday, and caught Jeremiah's eye during his field workout, as well.
This was considered an extremely deep CB class going into the combine, and that belief is being confirmed in Indy thanks to players like Conley. Of the five analysts who have posted mock drafts on NFL.com, Charley Casserly is the only one who has Conley going in Round 1 (No. 22 to the Dolphins) in his most recent mock.
Teams will take much more than a combine workout into account as they evaluate Conley, but it certainly appears he's helped himself in Indianapolis.