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Six Buckeyes land on PFF Preseason All-Big Ten offense

Stroud was a second-team selection by PFF.
Stroud was a second-team selection by PFF. (© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

We detailed the four Buckeyes that made Pro Football Focus's Preseason All-America team on Monday, but the outlet also released its All-Big Ten teams this week, and they featured plenty of Ohio State talent as well.

Six Ohio State players made one of the three all-conference offensive teams alone, with wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson and offensive tackle Thayer Munford being the three first-team selections.

That trio also appeared on PFF's All-America team as preseason first-team selections, and Olave and Munford were named preseason Walter Camp All-Americans as well.

Rounding out the PFF first-team honorees among skill position players in the conference were Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr., Minnesota and Michigan State running backs Mohamed Ibrahim and Kenneth Walker III, Purdue wideout David Bell and Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson.

Joining Munford on the first-team offensive line is Northwestern tackle Peter Skoronski, Wisconsin guard Josh Seltzner and Iowa guard and center Kyler Schott and Tyler Linderbaum.

Despite having yet to throw a pass at the collegiate level, presumptive new starting Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud fell only to PFF's second team, with Wisconsin's Graham Mertz coming in as a third-team selection, and Minnesota QB Tanner Morgan earning a nod as an honorable mention.

Ohio State quarterbacks have won the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award in each of the past three seasons, with Justin Fields winning it back-to-back in 2019 and '20, and Dwayne Haskins taking the honor the year prior.

No Buckeye running back appeared on any all-conference team, but at wide receiver, Jaxon Smith-Njigba received a third-team nod as he heads into his second year with the program, and likely his first as a starter.

Finally, one other member of the Buckeye front line received mention on a PFF All-Big Ten team, as fourth-year right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere was given second-team honors.