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Who is Ohio State's best lineman of the last five years?

Mike Adams
14% (230 votes)
Justin Boren
14% (222 votes)
Mike Brewster
27% (438 votes)
Alex Boone
17% (286 votes)
Jim Cordle
7% (110 votes)
Jack Mewhort
18% (292 votes)
4% (62 votes)
Total Votes: 1640


Oyster's picture

Boren by far.  He brought us 2 brothers and unimaginable embarrassment for ttun in having a former team captain under Bo have his children play for The Ohio State University!
Life is good.

FitzBuck is clearly the winner.  Not even close.

RedStorm45's picture

I believe Zach was already here (or committed at least) before Justin transferred.  I could be wrong though.

yrro's picture

Whether Zach was offered a scholarship or not played a large role in Justin's decision to transfer.

Oyster's picture

Zach never received an offer from RR, which started the whole process of Justin leaving and making the comments about 'Family Values' (or a lack of) in regards to ttun.  The rest is sweet, sweet history.

FitzBuck is clearly the winner.  Not even close.

GABuckeye's picture

I need to see another year out of Mewhort before I can place him at the top.  I went with Brewster.

USMC11917's picture

Honestly, Brewsters senior year was a big disappointment and left a bad lasting impression.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It was Bollman's fault. He made him worse.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I agree that Brewster's senior year I expected more too.  He did have good years his first three. 

Maestro's picture

Have to agree.  Adams got better with experience while Brewster seemed to peak early in his college career.

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UrbanCulture's picture

Always felt like he had it out for braxton and botched some snaps on purpose

sb97's picture

The Brewster head bob thing still bothers me.
Edit: Otherwise he is the easy choice

RedStorm45's picture

I assume those voting for Brewster aren't counting his senior year Penn State game...or any shotgun snap his senior year.

USMC11917's picture

Exactly what I was trying to say. The shotgun snaps were a nightmare. I understand the height and wingspan were significantly different between TP and BM but put that ball between the numbers.

Squirrel Master's picture

I went with Brewster mostly because of the entire career, not just his senior year. He was practically a 4 year starter and was the best on the line for a few years. Boren was the most consistent player. Adams was probably the most talented but what a rocky career. I would have said Boone but I don't recall him being as great at OSU as much as he was on a great team. cordle I must admit I don't recall but remember he was decent!
Mewhort might become the best of the list after this next year but if I include that, then I also have to take into account the others that may play this year. I don't think any of them meet the intent of the question.
I will say this, I think we will see at least 2-3 players who will be better than all of those above come through here in the next couple of years. I can't wait for the next 5 years!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

dbit's picture

JB Shugarts anyone?

tennbuckeye19's picture

"False Start. Offense. Number 76..."

Squirrel Master's picture

The nightmares won't stop! Wake up in cold sweats sometimes screaming "NOT AGAIN #76!"

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

faux_maestro's picture

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

headina's picture

Dang it beat me to it. 


cajunbuckeye's picture

I'm stepping out on a limb and going with Mewhort. I think the new and improved Buckeye program turns out one of the best in years when Jack moves on to the big leagues.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Gotta go JB Shugarts. FALSE START FOR LIFE

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

gravey's picture

Over the last five or more years we've had a lot of unrealized talent.  Some of these guys made big strides in the NFL.   A better poll might be "Best Lineman from Ohio that was not a Buckeye"...the fish that Bollman didn't bother to reel in, but should have.


Reid Fragel was awesome this year and will prove to be a really good pro for any team that drafts him. He's my pick for best lineman the last 5 years..


CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

If only we could expand it back a couple of more years then it would be a really easy to go with Nick Mangold.  He was a great talent out of OSU who really excelled and developed into a great pro too.  He's one of the best centers in the NFL and already has 4 pro bowls!  If I had to go with the guys from the last 5 years I'd say Mewhort has the most potential while Reid Fragel also was pretty solild and is the type of player to do whatever it takes for the team. 

9Route's picture

Jimmy Cordle - very underrated and very consistent

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