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List Of Buckeyes Turning Pro Continues To Grow

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From top left: Michael Thomas, Vonn Bell, Joey Bosa, Eli Apple, Darron Lee, Ezekiel Elliott, Tyvis Powell, Jalen Marshall, and Cardale Jones are all leaving OSU early for the NFL.

Urban Meyer might be getting a little nervous when thinking about his 2016 roster.

On Tuesday, wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive back Vonn Bell joined the growing list of OSU players foregoing eligibility to turn pro.

Thomas and Bell join Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Darron Lee, Eli Apple, Tyvis Powell, Jalen Marshall, and Cardale Jones as OSU football players opting to leave school early for the NFL.

All played key roles in OSU's run to the national championship last year. 

OSU could break the record for having the most players drafted in the first round in one year. That record is six, set by the University of Miami in 2004.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.