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Penn State Football vs. Ohio State Clash Loaded With Top NFL Draft Talent

Penn State Football and Ohio State’s heavyweight match on Saturday is packed to the gills with top tier 2024 NFL draft prospects.

On Wednesday, Trevor Sikkema of Pro Football Focus released a “2024 NFL Draft Big Board” ranking the top 75 prospects in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. And, Saturday’s game between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions will feature seven top 75 prospects, including four top 15 prospects.

Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. is the highest ranked prospect playing in Saturday’s game on the Big Board, coming in at number two overall.

Penn State offensive tackle Olu Fashanu checks in at number four on the list. Penn State’s edge Chop Robinson (8th) and cornerback Kalen King (14th) also sit inside the top 15 prospects in the upcoming draft.


The last of the projected first round picks playing in the game is Ohio State wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, checking in at 24th overall.

Rounding out the rest of the top 75 are Ohio State edge JT Tuimoloau (39th) and Ohio State cornerback Denzel Burke (53rd).

Overall, in the top 2 rounds of projected talent, Penn State and Ohio State’s tilt will display over 10 percent of the prospects on the list. It is safe to assume with as much 2024 NFL prospect talent is on display Saturday that many NFL scouts will be in attendance to watch the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.