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With Jake Stoneburner officially a wide receiver now, does he now represent Braxton Miller's best outside option?

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johnblairgobucks's picture

not sure he was even our best TE, so best outside option....no. 

Boom777's picture

I don't think he is the fastest WR we have either, big guy, nice hands, big target should do fine at the position (played WR in high school I think)

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rdubs's picture

I am surprised that Meyer even bothered to make a distinction.  He was probably our best receiving threat no matter where he lines up or who he practices with.  I wouldn't have been surprised to see him lined up with Heuerman this season anyways.  

Alex's picture

BINGO....Stoney was always going to be in the "Hernandez role" as what they are calling a "Y Tight End" these days...basically it is a hybrid WR/TE who can line up in the slot and make things happen out wide OR can move inside block a little bit if needed and also get mismatched against a slower linebacker or smaller DB....either way, TE or WR, Stoney's role is that hybrid type of player that Hernandez became under Meyer and still is in the NFL

Nik's picture

I know he was a WR at Coffman, but I could have sworn he started at OSU as a WR too, so there won't be quite so much to pick up as some people seem to think.  He knows the basics, just might have to relearn the playbook, which he had to do at TE too with the new system Meyer is installing anyways

Jugdish's picture

I said yes because he will give Braxton and the team more options from the WR spot. He is still a great blocker so it will enhance the running game as well as opening up the passing game over the middle. I don't think he will be going deep that much. Leave that to Smith, Thomas, and others.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Yes he was a WR in HS, when he was a skinny 215lbs. 

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BED's picture

No, because he's going to play slot, I'd guess.  He's not the deep threat.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Outside != Deep

BED's picture

I read outside at the X/Y receivers, not the slot guy.  Stoney doesn't seem like an X/Y to me.

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Jason Priestas's picture

I was referring to perimeter receivers in general, not a traditional TE or FB, so I was lumping him in with all of the WRs.

Buckeyejason's picture

Thanks for clarifying, then definitely no..he's not going to be the best deep threat.

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thatlillefty's picture

Devin Smith will be our best outside threat. He and Braxton have good chemistry.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Verlon Reed will be this team's best WR this year. Dude is back 100% and making plays all over.

Buckeyejason's picture

Not better than Brown and Smith..I'll put money down.

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

He was better than both of them before his unfortunate injury.
How much money do you want to lose?

Buckeyejason's picture

He was pretty good, caught  some nice short routes. He still wont be better than either Corey Brown or Devin Smith..I'll bet as much as you want?

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Maestro's picture

Doesn't have the quickness to succeed on the outside.  

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741's picture

He was already the team's best receiver. Trick question.