Screw you Saban.
Yes sir you win! One of the biggest busts in nfl history.
When was the last time Penn State got a DE drafted in the top 3 overall in the NFL draft?
Yeah that's what i thought. Come to Columbus young man, you're going to go far.
I think it was clear to everyone that Dontre had lost a step this season compared to his freshman year speed. Human bodies are frail temporary things.
I'm still not sure what Tim Beck ever did on his resume to earn a coordinator job at Ohio State. But I sure as hell know what Wilson has done to earn the job. I'm expecting a big jump in production.
Yawn Michigan. Every college kid seems to run a 4.30 and bench press 30 reps in their college gym then somehow magically when they show up to the NFL combine they post much more realistic numbers (with ohio state DBs being the exception, of course!)
Then Wyatt Davis comes in and pwns them all. I'm calling my shot here boys, watch it!
I disagree, when we have a truly talented player Urban tends to feed him. Philly Brown has 63 receptions, Zeke has 289 rushing attempts, Curtis Samuel had 1600+ all purpose yards.
But most players just haven't been as talented as their recruiting rankings or our fan-perception thinks they are. But I think with multiple top-50 WRs being signed that is going to change in a big way around here!
I agree there is a talent problem and I double-agree with Ramzy that Ohio State fans go through every bit of mental gymnastics possible to convince themselves year-in and year-out there is not a talent problem.
I feel the only truly talented receivers of the Urban Meyer era were Devin Smith, Michael Thomas, Philly Brown, and Curtis Samuel. Of those names my personal opinion is Smith, Brown, and Samuel achieved to their potential and only Michael Thomas was actually truly underutilized in this offense and that is on the coaches.
When I look at the WR corps I don't see bad scheme or "blocking" holding back receivers. I just see guys like Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson, and Noah Brown who just aren't as talented as fans thought they were.
But the good news is I think this is all going to change. We've never seen WR talent like Urban has recruited in the last couple years. If the QB can get them the ball I think we will start to finally have the talent at WR that we've been wishing for for a decade.
i love it, lets get this Urban vs. Tom rivalry going!!!
We have two top-250 players in the country at the DT position. Who cares if we don't get 3? This is an outstanding class and one of the best DT recruiting classes we've had in a very long time!
The interest in more DTs is just being greedy, we aren't needy at DT.
We already have the 6th best DT in the country in Haskell Garrett and no one is talking about Jerron Cage who'se a top-250 national player in his own right. Jerron Cage is the "other guy" and he's higher ranked than any DT in the last 4 years of recruiting.
We're fine at DT this year. I wish Tufele all the best. On to 2018 DT recruiting!
I think Wayne Davis or Josh Meyers is going to win the starting right guard spot this year.
With the talent Urban is recruiting you can't just "wait your turn" to start, 5-stars are going to fight for that job day 1. So I think there's a lot of offensive linemen (and WRs too btw) who need to decide whether they want to be a starter at a place like Cincinati or be a career backup at Ohio State.
Anyone get the feeling about Demario McCall stepping up for Curtis Samuel like you got when Zeke followed up Carlos Hyde?
The NFL draft is the same story every year. White defensive ends and Wide Receivers aren't "athletic and explosive" and will be busts. Meanwhile black linebackers "don't have the instincts" (i.e. are too dumb) to succeed. You hear this crap from ESPN all Spring, then monkey see monkey do fans repeat it on Twitter.
Then everyone gets to look real stupid for their stereotypes when Bosa, Jordy Nelson, Navarro Bowman, etc. take the field.
Keep calling out these bad takes DJ!
I want 3 starting wide outs, maybe 2 rotational guys, and that's it.
If Zach Smith comes back with his "11 guys rotating and none of them getting enough time to develop a relationship with the QB" strategy I'll pull my hair out.
This is why Tyjon Lindsey needs Ohio State way more than Ohio State needed Tyjon Lindsey. When Lindsey vacated his spot Ricky Slade saw a golden opportunity to jump into an uncrowded H-back room at the best program in the world for 5'9" 180lb playmakers.
"Hrm do I want to join the position at the program that made Philly Brown and Jalin Marshall NFL players and just made Curtis Samuel a 1,500 yard player?" Slade thought to himself "why yes, yes I do. Thanks!"
Damn you're right I forgot about Cooper. Those 3 are going to make the Hubbard/Lewis/Holmes rotation look like puppies compared to the dogs we're going to unleash!