Ohio State 2009 Prospectus: Secondary

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Published: April 4, 2009

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... positions of strength and others that need a little work. We will take a look at these units again after spring and fall practice, but right now this constitutes our best guess as to what will follow.

The Ohio State defense continues to be the flag bearer for the program and no portion better illustrates that prominence than the defensive backfield. Ohio State produces an unusually high number of cornerbacks for the NFL. That surplus began with Shawn Springs and has continues with Antoine Winfield, Nate Clements, Chris Gamble, and Malcolm Jenkins to name a few. So, Buckeyes' fans should feel no angst when looking at the secondary depth chart, right?

Coming & Goings: Defensive backfields do not lose Malcolm Jenkins and get better. It does not help that Donald Washington, the tremendously talented albeit slightly troublesome reserve CB, bolted for the NFL with a year of eligibility left. But the rest of the last line of defense re...

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