Report: Former Ohio State CB Denzel Ward signs endorsement deal with Nike

The Ohio State University football team defeat Army 38-7 at home on September 16, 2017. (Courtesy: Ohio State)

According to ESPN reporter Darren Rovell, former Buckeye Denzel Ward has inked an endorsement deal with Nike.

Ward is just one of 18 NFL prospects to sign an endorsement deal with Nike. The move means Ward will be paid for wearing Nike gear on the field next season.

Ward will be attending the NFL Draft tonight in Dallas, he's projected a first-round pick. If he is taken in the first round, it would mark three straight years an Ohio State corner back went in the first round.

Ward joins a list of other Buckeyes to sign endorsement deals with Nike, including last year's number 11 overall pick, Marshon Lattimore.

The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft starts at 8 pm tonight, and will air on FOX and the NFL Network.

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