Ohio State Football NFL Contract Draft Tracker

It might not have been an all-timer of a class in terms of sheer numbers this year, but the Ohio State football program still saw several former players selected for the 2022 NFL draft. It’s history repeating itself. Players make incredible plays in Columbus for a few years, earn awards and trophies, and then get drafted. Rinse and repeat.

That’s fun in itself, but it won’t be official until the drafted players sign their rookie contracts for an incredible payday. Sometimes it’s pretty quick, and sometimes there’s a lot of back-and-forth negotiation before the ink dries.

We love following Ohio State ex-players when they sign those contracts on a momentous occasion, and we’re doing just that again this year.

Here’s a look at all six former Buckeyes drafted for 2022 and where things stand with their rookie contract negotiations.

Garrett Wilson, wide receiver – New York Jets

design selection

First round | #10 overall to the New York Jets

contract status

Signed

Contract details estimated/reported (unofficial)

4 years, $20.55 million (fully guaranteed)

Chris Olave, wide receiver – New Orleans Saints

design selection

First round | #11 overall to the New Orleans Saints

contract status

Signed

Contract details estimated/reported (unofficial)

4 years, $19,271,874 million (fully guaranteed)

Nicholas Petit-Frere, offensive tackle – Tennesee Titans

2022 NFL Draft: Ohio State OT Nicholas Petit-Frere selected by Titans

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design selection

Third Round | No. 69 overall to the Tennessee Titans

contract status

Unsigned

Contract details estimated/reported (unofficial)

Come …

Jeremy Ruckert, Tight End – New York Jets

Ohio State player in 2022 NFL draft: Jeremy Ruckert goes to Jets

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design selection

Third Round | #101 overall to the New York Jets

contract status

Unsigned

Contract details estimated/reported (unofficial)

Come …

Tyreke Smith, defensive end – Seattle Seahawks

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design selection

Fifth Round | #158 overall to the Seattle Seahawks

contract status

Signed

Contract details estimated/reported (unofficial)

4 years, $3,980,976

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