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Former Michigan Big Ten champion takes shot at Buckeye draft prospect

A former Wolverine Big Ten Champion took one more W home against Ohio State.



Michigan Big Ten champion, Paris Johnson, NFL Draft
Nov 26, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. (77) consoles quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) after he gave up an interception to Michigan Wolverines linebacker Taylor Upshaw (91) during the second half of the NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium. Michigan won 45-23. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch Ncaa Football Michigan Wolverines At Ohio State Buckeyes

Next month, the 2023 NFL Draft will take place, and numerous Michigan and Ohio State football players are among the top prospects listed. Eyabi Okie, a former Michigan football standout defensive end during the Wolverines’ historic 2022 Big Ten title-winning season, recently took to Instagram to call out Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson ahead of the NFL Draft.

Former Michigan Big Ten Champion takes shot at Ohio State’s Paris Johnson ahead of NFL Draft

Earlier this week, Pro Football Focus posted a graphic on their Instagram stating that, “Paris Johnson didn’t allow a sack on 449 pass-blocking snaps… at 6-foot-6 and 310-pounds he ticks all of the physical boxes you could want at the position.” On the surface, it looks like Johnson is just a great offensive tackle prospect — frankly, he is — but Eyabi Okie had an important correction to point out.

During the Wolverines’ massive 45-23 win over Ohio State in Columbus last season, Okie flew past Johnson and proceeded to sack CJ Stroud. Okie posted the clip of him blowing past Paris Johnson in response to PFF’s post, and captioned it “Where you going? With no help you can’t hold me.”

Since Michigan’s incredible 2022 season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion against the TCU Horned Frogs in the College Football Playoff, Eyabi Okie has entered the transfer portal and taken his talents elsewhere. Still, his contributions to the program helped Michigan football finish 13-1 with a perfect 10-0 Big Ten record, a conference title, a CFP appearance, and massive 20+ point wins over Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State.

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