Gareon Conley was the lone starter after Tyvis Powell, Von Bell and Eli Apple left for their NFL dreams two seasons ago. He has started since they left, and has become a reliable player for the Buckeyes, often shutting down a half of the field with his play.
Conley is listed as 6’0″, 196 lbs., and he is projected to be drafted late in the first round. He ran a 4.44 at the combine and displayed his athleticism during drills.
Conley has drawn comparisons to current Denver Bronco Aqib Talib from NFL Scouts. He has the ability to use his talents at the next level with the blend of size and speed that he possesses. He is durable and he can be used right away by NFL teams.
Unlike other Buckeye Defensive Backs, Conley has more than a season of starting experience, and that is the intriguing part when considering the talent that the Buckeyes send out on a yearly basis over the past few years.