NFL invades Ohio State pro day | Panthers have 14 staff in attendance for CJ Stroud
The NFL convened in Columbus on Wednesday to catch Ohio State’s pro day. Even NFL owners and head coaches from around the league all came to watch Ohio State’s top prospects.
Over 118 NFL personnel were on hand including 10 general managers and seven head coaches. Even David Tepper, owner of the Carolina Panthers, was in attendance as the Panthers brass takes a look notably at quarterback C.J. Stroud. According to NFL.com writer Kevin Patra, the Panthers even took the 6-3 218-pound gunslinger out for dinner last night.
The Panthers had the highest representation of all the league’s teams with 14 people from the building on hand.
The Giants sent nine coaches and scouts, the Seahawks sent eight, the Titans sent seven and the Jaguars sent six. The Steelers, Raiders, Patriots and Browns all sent five apiece.
The Buckeyes, who finished in the college football playoff last year, losing to Georgia by just one point, are known for producing a plethora of NFL prospects every year and 2023 is no exception. Along with Stroud, other participants are receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, defensive end Zach Harrison, center Luke Wypler, offensive tackles Dawand Jones and Paris Johnson Jr., cornerback Cameron Brown, defensive tackles Jerron Cage and Taron Vincent, linebacker Palaie Gaeoteote, safety Tanner McCalister, long snapper Brad Robinson, tight end Mitch Rossi, defensive back Kellen Gerenstein, and Brown University running back Allen Smith.
Cage played for Team Kai in the 2023 Hula Bowl, checking in at 6017, 303 pounds.