Another great athlete with limited basketball skills. It is what the NBA wants. It is also why he is always hurt, he is not fluid. Why is anyone surprised? How's Butler feeling about his defense now?lol
Hokie, I apologize for my Buckeye Brethren. Normally us Buckeye's are not fans of the conference game. Conferences do not win championships, teams do. Yes, my beloved Buckeyes' last 2 losses were to ACC teams and the next to last one I watched in my home (in SEC Territory) with 2 Clemson fans. Clemson beat us, Va Tech beat us. no bitching, no complaining, at the end of the day your Hokies and Dabo's boys got it done. However, you do realize that by the end of September that Bud Foster will be looking for an SEC DC job and Frank will be turning in his retirement paperwork because Urban is going to leave no doubt on that night in Blacksburg. Buckle your seat belt and put on any protective gear you can find. Urban's coming and hell's coming with him!
Normally I would be on your side but have you seen how big Jalin Marshall is and compared it to the outside WR (Spencer) that crushed a crack-back block on those 2 Bama defenders on Zeke's run through the south? The zone blocking scheme loves a crack back from a WR who isn't a pussy. Jalin aint no pussy! I fought it at first too but I am seeing the light.lol
He did demolish Indiana, no doubt but his strength is his first step and his STRENGTH! Getting open downfield in 1 on 1 coverage like most outside WR's is not his strength. The young man is insanely strong from the hips down. If you don't get your arms around him, you aren't tackling him. He is the true mix of above average talent, exceptional work ethic, heart and effort. He is one of my favorite Buckeyes. I see him taking over the Spencer position but with a few more catches and a lot more highlights. In no way shape or form was I knocking Jalin, just not giving undeserved credit from a top end speed POV.
I up-voted you and I agree. You can convert guys who are athletic DE's in HS to DT if their body has the frame to carry it but there are those 3 or 4 guys a year that are true top notch DTs out of HS that we never seem to be able to grab. The Buckeye State grows wide framed athletic guys too.
I agree, I think that he was overlooked and will be a monster. He reminds me of James Harrison but I think that he is 3rd year bloomer at that position. Im talking about the Bosa's that can dominate in year 2. Like I said, I was nitpicking. We have 2nd year guys tearing it up at every position but DT. Just very surprised that we haven't been better at that position. Rankings, smankings!
Indiana does not recruit the same talent as OSU. That is a bad comparison. Coleman and maybe the WR from Glenville are the only legit fast guys on their team.
He certainly would not have embarrassed himself but he is not the fastest Buckeye. That's because the Bama players knew they were beat and Jalin wanted to congratulate. Jalin is not faster than Cyrus Jones. Not today, tomorrow or the next day.
Hines Ward didn't stay outside, he stayed in motion and he had Plexico on the other side most of his career. Jalin is a 5ft 11in, 4.6 guy with outstanding leaping ability. Jalin is not 6ft 3 nor is he a 4.4 or 10.5 100m guy. It is what it is. God gives you what he gives you. It is not a secret that teams put their tallest and fastest WRs on the outside to create a larger margin of error for the QB.
I dont like him, think he is probably an asshole in real life and I can see that he has average basketball ability besides height but he does bring it every night for his team. He is an effort guy and I have to decline the invitation to beat him up for his performance so far this series. I hate the Bulls too but I respect the man's effort on a night in, night out basis. MVP,?, maybe to his team but not to the league. I like him better than I do Rose. I have never seen Rose make 3 consecutive dribbles without carrying or double dribbling, ever. Great athlete, terrible basketball skills. But hey, it's the NBA, whatever we have to do to get the players in the air so people will be in enough awe to pay to sit in the seats.
No kidding. Defensive End has to be one of, if not the strongest position recruited since Urban has arrived starting with Spence.. You could argue a few other positions without getting a response but I am always baffled at the lack of highly ranked true DTs that come here. It appears that being recruited as a DE and then beefing up to the transition to DT is our system for that position. Which isn't all bad when you look at the athleticism it creates. However, it isn't just athleticism, it is the body type, size and athleticism that is required to be a monster at the DT position. I loved Hank, Bennett and I really like A. Wash (I cant call him AW because that belongs to Antoine Winfield) as a DT but I haven't seen the monsters at that position I would have hoped for. I know I am nitpicking but greatness stays great by always looking to get better. Hopefully A. Wash shows out this season and Mr Gary cures some of that for me come February. I'm honestly expecting a lot from Mr. Schutt and I hope he proves me right.
100% was thinking about the nickel. Sorry
Not sold on the physical ability of Conley. I think E. Smith locks that position down before the season is over.
Our offense is going to be so nasty?
The whole team is going to be nasty.
I love Jalin but he is not tall enough or fast enough to play on the outside vs top notch teams.
I hate losing in state talent as much as anyone but if he thinks another place is his best decision then so be it. Please j
ust do it now and don't string the staff along.
I have never underestimated a Bud Foster defense but at the same time I think that they kind of got a pass last year with our inability to throw the ball or block anyone. Va Tech is in for a very rude awakening come September and they are certainly not doing themselves any favors by posting their confidence publicly. They'll be hyped up and match our intensity for a quarter or 2 but at the end of the day we will run and pass at will before the clock strikes 60 mins complete. 42 10 good guys.
13 months away from being made
Announcers said that teams found more medical on him than what was reported publicly. A smaller interior lineman who has possibly maxed out his frame and may have more medical issues than what was reported could easily drop down or off of an NFL team's draft board. The good news is that he was drafted and will have the opportunity to prove himself in camp. We know he has a great work ethic and he certainly has the intellect to learn new schemes/systems. Barring injuries, he will be fine.
Maybe someone will finally be smart enough to put Grant's hand in the dirt. Special teams and a shot as a 3rd down rush end is where his best chances lie. He is one hell of an athlete but he just doesn't have the recognition instincts for the LB position and especially at the next level.
How in the hell do both Florida State CBs, a UConn CB, a Florida Atlantic CB, a CB from Texas State and Miami of Ohio CB get drafted before Grant? Did he score a 5 on his wonderlic or something? What are NFL teams seeing that we aren't? This is a joke to me. The Florida State defensive backfield was completely lost vs Oregon besides Jalen Ramsey and they have had both their CBs and half of their defensive line drafted already.
Honestly as an Offensive Coordinator, who would you not give the ball to? It's embarrassing, it really is. Anyone could be a breakout player on offense. I wouldn't be surprised if at the end of the year that Zeke broke Eddie's single season rushing record or if Michael Thomas or another receiver had over 1000 yards. I wouldn't be surprised if 3 defenders had 10 or more sacks nor would I be surprised if the secondary had 25 picks between them. I will be a lot happier if the Offense stops turning the ball over. That's my breakout player "The turnover battle". The Offense holds onto the ball and scorches teams like they should instead of giving teams unnecessary hope. If I was pressed for an answer I would have to go with whoever takes over the "Devin Smith" position. This team is going to be nasty!
Cornell needs time in the weight room. He is not strong enough at the point of attack to play as a freshman unless it is mop up. I am sure he will get there. This isn't just my opinion, it has been reported that although he has good size, he is not very strong.
I am certainly on the side of UCLA in the USC vs UCLA rivalry but I don't see UCLA losing an NFL QB to the draft and then getting better. I am rooting for you to be right but I wouldn't put my money on any team that is replacing a multiple year starter at the QB position.
That's a match made in heaven. One conceited asshole who thinks he is in charge of everything and everybody and another conceited asshole who thinks that he doesn't have to answer to anyone. Lock those 2 geniuses in a house for a month and do a reality show.