Top 5, in no particular order:
- Mr Smith Goes to Washington
- The Usual Suspects
- The Departed
- Law Abiding Citizen
Top 5, in no particular order:
football is a team sport on both sides of the football. teams stacked the box against our slower linemen, which definitely hurt us. Our receivers weren't given enough time to get open and Jt was given the opportunity to sit and wait for plays to develop. Additionally, Braxton is a great athlete but in real games he would rarely be left completely open against a player in one-on-one. This isn't downing his abilities, but there was a reason why many wide receivers look good in these camp environments
He looks exactly like Mike Webber to me. You don't need to be Carlos Hyde or Zeke in this type of offense because it allows you to spread the ball around more than a traditional offense. Urban won a national championship with DeShawn Winn at running back and he was never known as a great player. Additionally, our zone read only became a zone read because of the JT-Zeke combination. We didn't exactly have a zone read with Braxton and Hyde. This is important to note because you don't need another Zeke to be a successful running back in our offense. Our offense is constantly adapting to fit our personnel, not the other way around. Yes, we were successful with the zone read, but we were also successful before it became a core part of our offense.
His ability to cut and accelerate our of his breaks is ridiculous.
pretty good businessman already. He is less than a month removed from the slavers (NCAA) and already making money from his name and his likeness. Kudos to Brax
Don't overreact to the Mack and Victor rankings when they have SEVERAL recruits ranked higher on ESPN than they are on the other 3 major services. They even have Wint as a 4-star. Hawkins as well
They're staying the night at Lawrence's house? Very Harbaugh-esque.
Yes but the players you listed above weren't drafted solely as receivers. They were all drafted to take over return duties for the teams that drafted them. Only Santonio was a subpar returner in the pros as well. Additionally, all of those players were top 10 most dominant college athletes during their time and not just as receivers. Those three as Brandin Cooks were exceptions. Now, compare them to the number of 6'0" + receivers who may have been equally as dominant during college who were pushed forward in the draft because of their size. Receivers under 6'0" aren't respected in the draft relative to their taller counterparts. In order for a receiver under 6'0" to be drafted, he must be an exceptional athlete and must be able to play multiple positions. Jalin is solid in everyway, but nothing to really make him standout. He reminds me of a slower Philly Brown. And Philly went undrafted, which is why I say Jalin has the highest chance of going undrafted
Again, I'm amazed by some of our very respectable fans. When Zeke came out and blantantly bad mouthed the coaches everyone was giving him virtual praise. Vannett implies something may have happened to a coach that he loves and cares about and fans are reacting as they should have reacted when Zeke ranted after the Sparty game. You can't blame the tightend performances solely on Hinton just as you can't solely blame the QB performances on Beck. Football has always been a team sport. It isn't Vannett or Baugh's fault that we had to constantly run two tight end sets just to manage 4 down rushers. It isn't Hinton's fault that the o-line was underperforming at times this season and his tight ends often had to be used as extra blockers. You also can't blame Vannett for defending Hinton when he believes Hinton was let go for reasons outside of his control. I have no problem with what Vannett said and honor his courage to publicly defend Hinton without being disrespectful towards OSU or anyone for that matter
Smaller recievers are still passed on on the draft. That's why no receivers under 6' are ever drafted in the first round. Secondly, Marshall is a good athlete but doesn't have great speed. He is was a 4.6 kid coming out of high school and hasn't shown that he has elite speed yet. He is more shifty than speedy. But, when you think of shifty receivers making people miss, Jalin Marshall probably isn't one of the first that comes to mind. To me, he is a slower, Philly Brown. He has better hands and is more agile but won't really take over a game. Not until he develops a bit more.
Which rounds were they drafted in? The NFL covets huge receivers with insane athletic abilities. That's why players like Kevin White and so on will continue to get drafted in higher rounds despite having noticeable problems in their games. Smaller receivers are critiqued more and fall to later rounds in the draft. They usually are given more time to develop as well. You can be all world as a wide receiver, but if you're 5'9" a boatload of teams will pass on you.
I think people don't understand how late round draft picks work. I HIGHLY doubt Tyvis goes undrafted? Tyvis has very good coverage skills for a safety. He rarely not in on a play. He also has great size for the position. He is very fluid and has the ability to cover every position. If anything, Jalin Marshall would go undrafted because there is no respect for undersized receivers
The irony in the situation is that when Cardale was the starter and made mistakes, he was given a short leash and there was a QB controversy. When JT was the starter and made mistakes, there were no short leash and he never left the game.
Is this our usual late addition to the class?
Pretty immature. Enjoy Antonio Williams and our incoming class
He runs like Beanie Wells to me. Like a less athletic Beanie Wells. Not just in the way he plays but also the way he runs. It almost looks like they are high stepping.
please... CALM THE FUCK DOWN!
Wait... He's a senior?
I am happy for him. He came in an under-recruited and oversized corner with a bunch of mid-level offers and is leaving a future NFL draft pick. I wish he would have stayed but I can see why he left. I can't blame anyone for leaving after seeing the Jaylon Smith injury. I wish him the best and hope the Browns don't draft him. Hopefully he can go to a team where he could sit and learn for a season. Maybe the Seahawks. He would fit perfectly in their system
No... This reminds me so much of the DeShawn Hand situation
I hope they run out of time and forfeit the draft pick. I would hate to see any other promising careers get ruined by the Browns front office
I personay didn't see it as an attack on Walker. I think you have shown professionalism throughout your history here on 11W and haven't done anything to make me question your motives. Walker, admittingly, had a very subpar game. But, the board has been filled with a lot of Kareem Walker smack talk every since he decommited. This post may not have been meant attack Walker but it can most definitely fuel the fire of those who have done nothing but take joy in Kareem's bad performances. And, if you get enough of that, it starts to bring out the ugly trolls of our fanbase that may end up making a great site like 11W look bad.
Wow, Williams is a big boy. I said a few weeks ago he reminded me of Earl Campbell. He most certainly is built like him already
Not to seem like an asshole but I disagree with this posting. I think Walker's subpar performance has been stated enough in several other threads and tweets and the day hasn't even ended yet. I feel sorry for the kid. He didn't ask for the #1 tailback ranking and probably not all of the attention that goes with it. Even though he is Benedict Arnold to me, I don't think it's appropriate to keep highlighting his failures
I think Victor, Bruce, and NCM are all reaches at this point. Increased pressure from Floridaand FSU, as well as the new Richt hire at the U have made things very fuzzy with those three. I wouldn't be surprised to see us land a surprise in this class like Jonah Morris, Dredrick Snelson, or that kid from Mississippi.