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Prospect Primer: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

Set Buckeyes’ record with 35 career receiving TDs and ran a 4.39 at the combine

Ohio State WR Chris Olave has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom half of the first round (picks 16-32) who would fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 22 and 28 overall selections in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

Height/Weight: 6-0, 187

Key stats: Finished his career as the school's all-time leader in TD receptions with 35, including 32 over the last three years.

College honors: Named second-team Associated Press All-America in 2021 as well as first-team All-Big Ten each of the last two years.

Background/other info: Considered a smooth route-runner with explosive speed, Olave teamed with Garrett Wilson to form one of the most dangerous receiver combinations in college football. Over the past three years, in 31 games, Olave posted 163 receptions for 2,505 yards and 32 TDs, falling just short of a 1,000-yard season in 2021 (65-936-13) only because he skipped the Rose Bowl to prepare for the draft. His 35 career receiving TDs set a school record, surpassing the likes of David Boston, Cris Carter and Santonio Holmes in Buckeyes history. Olave played a part-time role as a true freshman at Ohio State in 2018, then added muscle to his frame to become a go-to target on his way to a highly productive career. At his size, how much more strength he can add is an open question, but there are no concerns about his speed. He clocked a 4.39-second time in the 40-yard dash at the combine.


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