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Former Ohio State strong safety and 2013 NFL Draft hopeful Orhian Johnson will be participating in an hour-long Google+ Hangout hosted by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.
In his time at OSU Johnson started 23 games, including eight during his senior campaign, and tallied six interceptions and 131 total tackles in his career in Columbus.
Many other NFL Draft-eligible players will take part alongside current NFL players Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals. The list of players participating in the pre-draft event is subject to change.
The hangout is intended to discuss the change from players waiting to hear their names called on draft night to taking those first steps onto the practice field in the summer.
Big names on the list of prospective players include potential No. 1 overall pick offensive tackle Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M, quarterback Geno Smith of West Virginia, defensive end Bjoern Werner of Florida State and cornerback Dee Milliner of Alabama.
Senior producer at NFL Films Greg Cosell will be hosting the event, which will be private — although the public can watch the hangout and ask the players questions via Twitter.
The 2013 NFL Draft will be held over three days with the first round on Thursday starting at 8 p.m.