THE ROAD TO THE DRAFT
Dane Sanzenbacher, WR, Ohio State
5-foot-11, 182 pounds
Draft projection: Seventh round.
Lowdown: Overahcieving, high-character receiver who won both the MVP award and the Bo Rein most inspirational player award for Ohio State. That was a first in Coach Jim Tressel’s career at Ohio State. Sanzenbacher caught 55 passes for 948 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He’s tough. Three days after dislocating a finger in practice – the bone broke through the skin at the knuckle – he caught a TD pass against Illinois. Sanzenbacher also is known for his moving pregame speeches. His first catch at Ohio State was a touchdown. A Toledo native, he only had one Big Ten scholarship offer (from Iowa) but went on a bus tour of colleges for prep players that was set up by ex-Buckeye Ted Ginn and got an offer after visiting Ohio State’s football camp. Could be a valuable special-teams player in the pros.