7/13/20: Wade had 25 tackles with eight passes broken up, an interception and two sacks in 2019. He made some impressive plays for the Buckeyes and was a bigger presence than the numbers indicate. During the fall, I reported that team sources said they believed Wade was likely to go back to Ohio State for 2020, which is what happened.
Wade has a good skill set to develop with a ton of upside. He had a strong debut for the Buckeyes in 2018, totaling 31 tackles, three interceptions, seven passes defended and one forced fumble on the year. Even though Wade has the size to line up on the outside, Ohio State played him mostly at slot cornerback in 2018 and 2019, and he did well there. With Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette moving on to the NFL, Wade could move to the outside in 2020, and it would help his draft grade if he plays well there as it would demonstrate the versatility to be effective at numerous spots in coverage. Wade also played some safety. The Jacksonville, Florida product missed the 2017 season because of abdominal surgery