I'll take the Giants. Or Colts. Or Bills. Or whoever is left over at this point.
I don't have a twitter account or anything, but the little that I've seen from Zach Smith on there makes me cringe...
I remember that story a few months back where Meyer basically talked about the concern they had for Zeke this offseason and how they really had to keep an eye on him. Big time partier / social guy, and I can see that. Think Meyer even said he was "too social".
Doesnt really surprise me with either guy, because I know their partying as been discussed before, but I doubt it will be much of an issue. Could be though down the line.
I'm not too surprised. Thought he would run somewhere around a 4.6 at the combine had he ran, and this 4.5 on OSU's extremely fast track confirms it. Bell is a really good safety, but I remember watching his offensive highlights from HS and I didn't see blazing straight line speed. That's a good time for him.
Absolutely. Braxton Miller at 24 for the Bengals would not be a good pick.
It's seen as a red flag not to run at all. Teams don't want to feel like a guy is trying to hide something. I don't think anyone's ever skipped running altogether (combine yes, but both combine and pro day? No).
This. Miller's on the field speed is closer to his combine 4.50 than this 4.33 IMO, but this was expected. Fast guys (like Miller) run SUPER fast on this track and always have.
Most scouts agree. 10 yard splits are really what they're looking at, and generally a fast 40 yard time is going to have a fast 10-yard split. I don't think they put as much stock into OL/DL 40 times as people think, but if a 300 lb man runs a 4.71 40? That shows freakish ability.
Yeah, I mean honestly... he probably did say it. Do you really think he would admit to it if he did? And besides... it was probably the truth. I'm sure he wasn't the only one on the team using it.
I think by the time the season rolls around...
Samuel will stick at H-back, with Wilson and McCall providing depth. While I'd personally like to see Curtis at RB, I'm hearing it would be a surprise to see him back there this season and the staff likes him best at H.
The outside WR rotation will be Brown, Smith, and Campbell primarily, with some Hill and Gibson sprinkled in there. Don't know if Mack sees much PT this year. McLaurin, Stump, Dixon and Clark don't see many receptions for yet another year. Victor redshirts.
I know they like to have a rotation, but you're talking about 14 players fighting for 3 spots essentially; the majority won't make much of an impact.
If he's already graduated, and he's been a starter for 3 seasons, and his stock will never be any higher, and guys almost as good / equally as good are waiting in the wings and being blocked by him, plus with the big numbers problem they have next season (a lot of people need to go)... I guess I could see them suggesting it, or "asking" him to do it. Not because he's a bad player, but only because of the situation.
I definitely felt like taking the 5 TE's these past two classes was odd, especially since they've generally been an afterthought in this offense. It's not like they're going to stop recruiting these highly sought after WR's and H-backs either, so I'll believe they'll be an integral part of the offense when I see it. And yes, I know that Berry could potentially play end, and Hawkins / Alexander could play a big, Evan Engram type WR role, but for all of them their best position is TE. Didn't really understand the need for 5 there.
I hear ya.
McMillan - He gone.
Conley - almost assuredly gone.
Lewis, Samuel - there's a good chance.
Price - slightly lesser chance, but if he graduates I think there's a chance he'll be asked or convinced to "leave" due to the number crunch. Not sure how much of an NFL prospect he is at the moment.
Complete wildcards if they blow up - Hubbard, Booker, Pridgeon, Hooker, Worley. I mean... who saw all of Powell / Marshall / Apple leaving?
Staying - Barrett
I think at the end of the day the only near locks are McMillan and Conley. Everyone else is a wildcard. Samuel if he's finally utilized will probably be gone. I'd have to assume they're going to be pushing some of these guys to leave early.
Which is fine with me, we just need to by realistic, and not bash other programs for doing the same.
That's the thing. There needs to not be a "holier than thou" attitude from Buckeye fans when it comes to this kind of stuff. They will have to "cut" players after this season and it's happened before; you'd be hard pressed to find many schools that don't. It is what it is.
Bottom line is... there are going to be a lot of underperforming underclassman and 5th years seniors told not to come back essentially. "Cut" if you will. It's inevitable with the amount of attrition that needs to happen.
My initial guess pre-combine was 4.63 for Powell, so this makes more sense. Wonder what the official will be.
I remember when Taylor Mays ran a ridiculous 4.24 40 at 230 lbs at the combine, which was then later changed officially to 4.43. Showed him with the simulcast beating out dudes that had run 4.3's and what not (I think they finally settled on 4.31 for him and most teams had him in that range), so basically... take these times with a grain of salt.
Excellent time by Powell; happy for the guy and I hope he goes earlier than expected.
Tyvis Powell faster than Braxton Miller... who woulda thought.
Ahhh, the ol' convenient "pulled hamstring" right before having to run the 40 *wink wink*...
Hopefully he runs well at his pro day.
Think Bell is more of a 4.55 - 4.65 guy.
Is Von Bell not running? I remember watching his HS film and noticing a lack of long speed years ago.
Same here. Pleasantly surprised by his time. That's really good.
I've seen that posted in places, but where is the official word on that? I was also looking for confirmation. It's not often that the official time is faster than both of the NFL Network hand times, but I know it's happened before.
Very good time for him if it sticks, especially for a 6-1 200 lb CB. I thought he would run in the 4.5's.
I've always been fascinated with the Phoenix Lights. People said it blocked out the entire sky / stars above them... as if a giant, blacked out Wal-Mart was silently floating overhead. That's awesome man.