4/26/22: Ruckert did not see a lot of targets in 2021, but he has the potential to produce more. In 2021, Ruckert had 26 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns. He could be mid-round sleeper with upside.
6/26/21: Ruckert showed some nice red-zone ability against Penn State and Rutgers, but Ohio State featured its wide receivers in the passing game rather than the tight ends. Still, Ruckert was graded high by the advance scouts for the 2022 NFL Draft, and they really like his skill set of size, speed and athleticism.
Ruckert flashed some ability during his sophomore year and was a nice red-zone contributor for the Buckeyes. He also has quality size to be a blocker, so the ability is there for Ruckert to become a prospect with three-down starter potential.