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Rams select Christian Bryant

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Ohio State senior captain Christian Bryant, who missed the last nine games of the 2013 season with an ankle injury, became the sixth Ohio State Buckeye to be drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft when the St. Louis Rams selected him with the 241st pick of the seventh round.

Bryant was a three-year starting safety who played in 36 games and started 27 times before injuring his ankle at the end of the Buckeyes’ fifth-game of the season, vs. Wisconsin. At the time of his injury, Bryant had recorded 22 tackles to rank third on the team.

Ohio State has now had three offensive and three defensive players taken in this draft.

2014 Ohio State Draft Picks

1st Round – LB Ryan Shazier by Pittsburgh with 15th pick

1st Round – CB Bradley Roby by Denver with 31st pick

2nd Round – RB Carlos Hyde by San Francisco with 57th pick

2nd Round – OT Jack Mewhort by Indianapolis with 59th pick

5th Round – OC Corey Linsley by Green Bay with the 161st pick

7th Round – SAF Christian Bryant by St. Louis with the 241st pick

Bryant recorded 171 tackles in his Ohio State career with two interceptions, 23 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.  At the time of his injury, his 171 tackles and 23 pass break-ups were second-most among the current Buckeyes.

Bryant is the 12th Ohio State defensive back chosen in the NFL Draft in the last 10 years.

Ohio State DBs – Last 10 NFL Drafts

2014    Christian Bryant – 7th round by St. Louis

2012    Nate Ebner – 7th round by New England

2011    Chimdi Chekwa – 4th round by Oakland

2011    Jermale Hines – 5th round by St. Louis

2009    Malcolm Jenkins – 1st round by New Orleans

2009    Donald Washington – 4th round by Kansas City

2006    Donte Whitner – 1st round by Buffalo

2006    Ashton Youboty – 3rd round by Buffalo

2006    Nate Salley – 4th round by Carolina

2005    Dustin Fox – 3rd round by Minnesota

2004    Chris Gamble – 1st round by Carolina

2004    Will Allen – 4th round by Tampa Bay