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Ohio State Still Determining Who Its Best Defensive Players Are for 2021 Season

There were many questions about what Ohio State’s defense would look like and which Ohio defenders would play the biggest roles this season going into last week’s season opener at Minnesota.

Going into Ohio State’s second game of the season against Oregon, some of those questions still remain unanswered.

Ohio State’s coaches said throughout the preseason that they expected to play a lot of depth on defense, and they weren’t lying. Twenty-four different Buckeyes played defensive snaps against Minnesota, including six defensive ends, four defensive tackles, five linebackers, four cornerbacks and five safeties (including bullets). Twenty-one of those players were on the field for at least 13 defensive snaps.