In a year when some of the biggest names at the NFL scouting combine have decided against working out, players like LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah said he is all-in.
So much so, Okudah has kept the combine workout numbers for Jalen Ramsey and Patrick Peterson posted in his apartment as motivation.
"I think going to the combine has always been a dream," Okudah said Friday. "So, just being here is a dream come true and I think you go back and watch all these combine videos, for me, I watched Jalen Ramsey's combine video, Patrick Peterson's combine video, I want someone down the road say, 'I want to watch Jeff Okudah's combine video.'"
Okudah, at 6-foot-1? and 205 pounds, with elite speed and flexibility, is the top-ranked cornerback on the board in this year's NFL draft. So, Okudah could have taken a pass when the defensive backs go through their on-field workouts Sunday afternoon and instead told teams he would work at Ohio State's pro day.