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Shaun Wade will return to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes this season

Get that draft pick insurance, young man.

Shaun Wade of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Football Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 34-21. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Shaun Wade, who likely would have been a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft if he chose to enter, has decided to return to the team and play college football this season.

As if tOSU needed the help, as they’re already a huge favorite to win the Big Ten in 2020 and make the College Football Playoff, now they add a true shutdown defensive back. Good luck, rest of the Big Ten.

This is a big enough roster move where it might affect the odds for the national championship, where the Buckeyes are currently at +250 at DraftKings Sportsbook, trailing only the Clemson Tigers at +200.

Wade only has 66 career tackles and four interceptions in two full seasons in Columbus, but that’s because offenses are rightfully terrified to throw the ball anywhere near him. At 6’1, 195 lbs. out of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, he’ll want to make sure to sign up for the NCAA Loss of Value Insurance program. Because an injury is the only thing keeping him from being picked and projected as a half-field stopper at the next level.

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