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Professional Hustlers: Ohio

Professional Hustlers looks at the Mid-American Conference studs of yesteryear and what they're doing in the pro ranks right now. Will they make the team? Are they still an elite player? Did they wander off into Canada? This morning we look at the OHIO™ UNIVERSITY™™ BOB©ATS.

SS Mike Mitchell — He's donning Bo Jackson's No. 34 for the Raiders, and apparently Bo knows how to preserve the integrity of that number. Before a recent preseason game, Jackson told him to "do something good," and sure as sarsaparilla, he recovered a muffed punt. This can only help Mitchell's Tecmo Bowl rating.

DT Landon Cohen — He made some comical headlines earlier this year when he said he wouldn't concede his position to Ndamukong Suh. Well, I hate to break it to him, but I think he lost. But hey, that Lions defensive line is supposed to be "much improved." No shame in rotating in and out of that! In the third quarter. Of a 28-point game.

P Dave Zastudil — Ouch. Injured reserve. But nobody can take that eclectic name away from you. Sounds like an indie pop band. "Yeah, man I saw Zastudil open for Arcade Fire. It's this little club in Nashua that nobody really knows about." And as previously mentioned in the Ball State edition of Professional Hustlers, Zastudil's duties are being taken over by fellow MACster Reggie Hodges.

WR Taylor Price — When it comes to the Patriots, the wide receivers aren't all worldbeaters, but they are a tough unit to crack. Right now Price is trying to take the fourth spot away from fellow MACman Julian Edelman, and not with the best of success. This has little to do with his faults -- which are few -- so much as everyone else is just that darn good. He was, at one point, poised to fight for a roster position with ... Torry Holt. Yeah, that Torry Holt. But the veteran was put on IR, so it looks like Price might be safe on the final 53.

CB Mark Parson — Unlike this gentleman. Sorry, the Texans are kinda good now. Maybe three years ago he'd have had a chance. Doesn't look like he'll hit the big time in the secondary.

LB Chip Cox — The Montreal Alouettes have something in this dude, who won a weekly CFL defensive award a couple weeks ago. Guys named Chip don't win enough things.

DB Joshua Abrams — For the Toronto Argonauts, he's backing up in the secondary. That's about it.

LS Ryan Senser — Even the UFL needs people to begin the process of punts. And the Florida Tuskers sure as heck have that person. A vigilant wordsmith, Senser tries to rid any locker room in which he's present of vulgar language.