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Comment 29 Apr 2015

And whoops... I totally thought you were referring to Joey for some dumb reason. 

My comment still holds true though, but I think Nick is a little bit more of an EDGE type player than Joey. Joey's got more length to him, but I think Nick is a little bit quicker / more explosive. 

Comment 28 Apr 2015

A true strong-side / base 4-3 DE that can play some 3-technique DT on passing downs. Would also be a very good 3-4 DE, but I think that'd be a waste of his athletic ability. He can get it done on the edge. 

Comment 25 Apr 2015

So Braxton had 

- Philly Brown (started games as a rookie in the NFL)

- Devin Smith (possible 1st round pick next week)

- Evan Spencer 

- the best OL in the nation with 3 starters that went on to start as rookies in the NFL

- an absolute monster RB in 2nd round RB Carlos Hyde

- Two NFL TE's with Heuerman and Vannett

It kills me that people act like Braxton didn't have talent around him... that offense was incredibly stacked and relatively senior-filled. 

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I think if he were to switch positions his best bet would be to move to WR (obviously). 

On defense I think he could have been a decent CB, but at 6' 2" 215-220 he's a little big for the position. Safety would probably work better, but CB would hide his tackling ability (or lack of).

On a a related note, Auburn QB Nick Marshall has made the move to CB for the NFL. Though he initially played the position at UGA, I still thought it was interesting to see a super-athletic QB move to defense. Thought he'd make an interesting WR.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

I was just thinking this the other day. In obvious passing situations put Bosa and Lewis in at 3-technique and have Hubbard and Holmes coming off the edge. I'd almost guarantee they'll do something like that. Regardless, I think Lewis / Holmes / Hubbard will all play a good bit and they'll be fine (although young) at DE. Everyone of those guys is 6-5, 265+ with speed and athleticism. Really looking forward to watching them play. 

Comment 10 Apr 2015

Doesn't guarantee he'll go in the 1st but it's a good indication of how high his stock has become.

I always felt like he was underrated by OSU fans. Hell, even after the 2013 season it seemed like the majority of the fanbase felt like he wasn't that great of a receiver and blamed a lot of the passing game's struggles on him and Spencer not being very good weapons outside (I always felt it was more about the QB play myself). He may be somewhat of a one-trick pony, but I don't know if I've ever seen anyone better at tracking the deep ball. Huge weapon to have and he did it from day one. 

Comment 10 Apr 2015

IMO... Obviously Bosa is a lock, Elliott is a possibility (RB's just don't go in the 1st round anymore... just today's NFL) but won't go later than the 2nd. If Jones starts the entire season I can definitely see it but not if Barrett beats him out and he only sees spot duty (in that case I guess he'd still have an outside shot just because of his immense talent and the NFL's love for reaching for QB's). Decker... maybe. 

I don't see Bell going in the first but of course it's possible. Safety is another position where the 1st round value just isn't really there anymore. Washington and Thomas are definite wildcards (as is Darron Lee).

And I think there's absolutely NO CHANCE Bosa returns for 2016. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Yeah, in hindsight Barrett's totals do look a bit too high, but like someone else said he was on pace for 214 carries, 1,173 yards and almost 14 TD rushing last season. I lowered his carries down from 14.25 a game to 12. I just think it's hard to avoid carries as a QB in this offense; Cardale averaged 15.3 in his 3 starts and Miller was around that area too. Ideally Barrett would only carry the ball about 5-9 times a game and be very efficient whenever he did, but this offense is just so QB-run heavy. If he's fully healed he'll get his yards, but yeah... I probably dun goofed there. 

The TE always seems to be underutilized here. I'd love to see Vannett get 25-30 receptions, but I guess I have to see it to believe it. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Yeah, I honestly have no idea what's going to happen with Miller. He's obviously the big wildcard. I just don't see him beating out Jones or Barrett in an even QB competition, and I think they've already got so many established offensive threats in place at both WR, RB, and H-back that it'll be hard for him to get much PT as an "offensive weapon" type. All of those rushing yards are basically just me imagining that they'll let him come into the game every once in a while at QB and run some read-option / draw type stuff. 

Very curious as to how they'll use him this year. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Tell me about it...

From like 3-5 PM most days I literally have nothing to do here. 

Comment 06 Apr 2015

He really didn't show that much speed when he was at 220 pounds in HS, which is where he's at again right now.

Hard to believe he arrived on campus at 241 pounds last year at 6-1. I figured for sure he'd end up being an undersized h-back (of the TE variety) which is I guess where he was heading before the weight loss. Looking forward to watching him play. 

Comment 01 Apr 2015

You talking about Reeves, Bogard, and Tanner? They were at 91 before they left. 

Comment 11 Mar 2015

Gotta be this guy haha

Comment 25 Feb 2015

It was the best ever at the combine. By a lot. So I'm pretty sure he did break that world record. 

The next highest since 1999 were...

Jamie Collins (2013) 11-7

Chris Conley (2015) 11-7

Bud Dupree (2015) 11-6

Josh Starks (2005) 11-5

Justin Fargas (2003) 11-5

Justin Hunter (2013) 11-4

Insane that 3 people jumped over 11-6. Anything over 11' is extremely rare. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I think Marshall ran a 4.66 laser-timed 40 for his SPARQ testing, which makes sense to me. He's definitely not a burner, but he doesn't need to be. He's all about quickness, lateral agility, and surprising power and strength for his size.