Yeah but I doubt he sees it that way. He'll want to shoot 20 times a game and be the biggest star on his team. Outside of the Cavs, the Warriors and maybe the Thunder, he'll dominate the spotlight. I just can't see him giving up the stage to someone else.
Kobe has a no-trade clause. There is a 0% chance he would ever agree to a trade to the one team in the league where he would be second fiddle.
Our fanbase thinks literally every guy on the team is a first round pick. Here's a mock that doesn't have him in the first two rounds. Not here either. Or at SI. Either all of those experts conspired against Thomas for an unknown reason, or people around here just aren't being very objective.
Leinart still offically has his.
That's happened before-
His numbers against the bad teams are a crapshoot though. It's just as likely that Curtis Samuel racks up 150 yards against Hawaii while Elliot rides the pine. Zeke also only had 10 TDs in the regular season last year - sometimes in the red zone the smarter play is to just go 5 wide to spread the field and run the QB (all three of ours are great at this play).
All in all I wouldn't put money on a RB to win it, even if ours is really good. I agree that Boykin is probably the best bet.
Bama has a tough schedule and the odds aren't even worth it. Other than Baylor and Minn, TCU should be heavily favored in every game, and Boykin is the best-non-OSU QB in CFB. I have a hard time seeing them miss the playoffs.
The retired number thing isn't as big a deal to me as duplicates. So confusing when there's two #5s, two #13s, two #16s, etc.
I think you're being pretty unfair, or maybe you're just unknowledgable about Ernie Davis. I can see why McNabb would be upset about it.
Interesting. Stanley and Tunsil seem to be the consensus top 2, but I've seen Decker mixed in with Drango and Conklin in the next three. A lot will depend on how their years shake out.
I'm not "trolling" I'm just realistic. Show me a single mock draft that shows Washington anywhere near the first round.
Here's one that has 9 DEs going in the first, none that are Adolphus. He's not here. Or here. Or here. Our fans just have a tendency to assume that anyone playing for OSU must by definition be one of the very best in America.
The 02 team that played the Buckeyes was really good in its own right, but that was still the depleted version of the year before. They lost 11 guys to the draft, including 5 first rounders.
You're not spending a first round pick on a "DE" who can't even start at DE for his own college team. If Meyer thought he was the second best edge rusher besides Bosa he wouldn't have been a DT last year.
01 Miami would make make a pretty good NFL team, let alone a college team. Ed Reed, Philip Buchanan, Jonathan Vilma, Antrel Rolle, Vince Wilfork, Sean Taylor on defense. Clinton Portis, Willis Mcgahee, Kellen Winslow, Jeremy Schockey, Andre Johnson, Bryant Mckinney, Frank Gore on offense.
17 first rounders, 38 drafted overall. Just ridiculous.
Washington is about 30 or 40 lbs lighter than a typical first round defensive lineman. Our fans are way overstating his draft potential just like they did Michael Bennett's. Decker is rated by most experts to be the 4th or 5th best tackle, which likely puts him in the 2nd round. Jones is obviously a huge wildcard (ie, he's not going to be a first rounder if he doesn't win the starting job). We don't really know if Bell or Lee will leave.
Mudiay is the highest rated guard. Chances are good Russell falls to 4.
Regular season record. The whole order is set already.
Agreed. Tebow had 145 career TDs. Cardale has 9. Let's slow down here.
I posted above, but Chas Henry is probably his best punter, and he's never really had a noteworthy kicker. Harvin does have a lock on the PR spot though.
Not necessarily - Tebow's career numbers would still dwarf Barret or Jones if the win the job. Braxton would have a chance but probably needs a Heisman to match Timmy's resume.
Smith had a nice career but...
Alex Smith: 5203 passing yds, 47 TD, 8 INT, 1072 rush yd, 15 rushing TDs
Tim Tebow: 9285 passing yards, 88 TD. 16 INT, 2947 rush yd, 57 rushing TDs (also two NC rings and a Heisman trophy)
Philly Brown? Louis Murphy or Andre Caldwell were better. Also Ray McDonald needs to get in the DE rotation.
EDIT: Also, Jim Tressel would be disgusted with your lack of special teams-
PR - Percy Harvin
K - No idea. Drew Basil?
KR - Jordan Hall, Chris Rainey
If anyone would like to read the list without skimming through BR's annoying slideshow - I deslided it for you.
DE Shawn Oakman is too low - he might be my second favorite non-Buckeye player. The first would be the biggest snub on the list - how JK Scott is unranked is baffling.
The 37% of yes-voters is a good reminder that large portions of our fanbase are downright delusional. That group likely contains the people who will spew outrage when we only beat Rutgers by 20 and since we gave up a TD in the fourth quarter we need to #FireFickell. They will also lead the calls for QB B when QB A throws his first interception, just how they called for Guitton to play over Braxton ("Did you seem him against Florida A&M??!?!?!?")
Hogan has been pretty decent for Stanford, but other than him yea there's not much to that list. I had to look up the #1 guy: Lemay threw 2 passes for UGA in 2012, sat out for 2 years and transferred to Jacksonville State. Yikes.