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Best former Ohio State football players not in any college football video game

A teaser trailer dropped for the new upcoming EA Sports College Football 25 video game, and despite seeing very little gameplay and details, the anticipation is at an all-time high. At this point, gamers who have waited a decade just want the College Football Playoff and transfer portal added and would be happy with the graphics from the past generation of consoles.

According to the trailer, we can expect a full reveal this May and the game to hit shelves this summer, but if you are like me, you are too much of a pessimist to believe it. Nonetheless, it is fun to take this opportunity to look back on some of the stars that we missed out on seeing on the virtual gridiron the last ten years.

When thinking of the former Buckeyes who would light it up in video game land, it is easy to think of skill position players, but I want to dive into both sides of the ball. Here are the top five guys I am most upset about missing out on.

Nick Bosa

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Nick Bosa would have been an absolute blast to play with in NCAA after coming off an All-American season in 2017. In real life, Bosa suffered an injury that ruined his last season in Columbus, but he would have been ferocious on the virtual gridiron.

Chase Young

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Chase Young would have been an absolute monster in an NCAA video game. He didn’t have as impressive a resume as Bosa leading up to his final season at Ohio State, but heading into that final year he still earned All-Big Ten honors and would have been tanked in the high 90s overall as a Heisman finalist and Bednarik Award winner.

C.J. Stroud

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C.J. Stroud would have possibly been a 99 overall. Heading into his final season he had All-American honors as well as having won Big Ten Quarterback of the Year in 2021. He too, went to New York as a Heisman finalist.

Joey Bosa

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The most popular modified ratings have Joey Bosa sitting at 92 overall, but I disagree. Bosa entered his last season with All-American honors and has Freshman All-American honors under his belt. I would be willing to bet he would have been in the high 90s.

Jeff Okudah

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Having Jeff Okudah on this list may be a longshot, but it is hard to imagine the Buckeyes not having a stud virtual cornerback within the last decade and Okudah would be the pick.

Story originally appeared on Buckeye Wire