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Comment 18 Aug 2014

Ginn ran his lowest at 4.32 at the combine and his adjusted was 4.38. Percy Harvin clocked at 4.41. 

Hyde's combine doesn't tell the whole story because he tweaked his hamstring but he probably wasn't gonna run above a 4.45, if that. Smith will put up similar numbers, likely in the 4.50 range. That's still plus speed for a RB of their sizes, but RBs just aren't putting in sub 4.4 times because of the muscle they have to have to survive the physical stress of the position. Chris Johnson ran in the 4.2s in 2008 I believe, but only those in his mold and athletes like Dri Archer will run that low as RBs. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I'd guess the reality of Braxton's health is somewhere in between what he says about it, and what the fans' reactions are tending to be. Sometimes these recoveries can be difficult to predict to complete accuracy, and if it persists maybe it's panic time down the road, but for right now this is probably best approached with a little extra caution without assuming the worst. He isn't 100%. I get what he's saying, and I hope it means that it's not the kind of soreness that raises alarms, but it's hard to say you're 100% while still having pain that forces you to miss time.

In all the camp videos, we've seen flashes of the type of coverage Coach Ash wants in the form of PBUs and interceptions from Conley, Apple, Webb, and Lattimore. Reeves has a lot to prove, in my mind, after coming up mostly short in a pretty major way filling in last season. Given all the talent with a shot to start opposite Grant, I'd say it's likely that at least one of these guys show that they're ready to start. Projecting the starting secondary, I would guess that Apple and Bell join Grant and Powell, but we may see a lot of rotation in the secondary until a few guys distance themselves from the pack. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Encouraged by the clip of Jeff Greene making a short catch and weathering the first tackle to tack on another chunk of hands. A sure-handed receiver of his size that won't just go down on contact can be a huge safety valve in an offense like this.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

Im pretty sure the composite standardizes star rating based on percentiles. So there will always be the same (or similar) number of 5 stars for the composite no matter how many overall players are given five stars in 247's actual rankings. 

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Now, that's where I disagree too, but for the opposite reason. The conditional of the argument isn't how good he is at football, it's whether his skill makes him worthy of an offer at this point. If he gets offered, it will likely be because we missed out on other targets. The condition deals with the other prospects, not Connor. He is a passive participant as far as we're concerned here.

In the case of Green, there isn't a level playing field. While the LB situation is clear, the S situation isn't. There are not a clear, elite top few that are likely joining the class. Thus, Connor may be good enough for an offer in a vacuum, but not if it means he's taking a spot reserved for one of those top guys. 

Agree to disagree, though. I respect your opinion on the issue, and I always want to see Ohio guys end up at OSU. 

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Well the point was that he isn't good enough to get an immediate offer on the sole contingency that one of our other targets committed elsewhere. If he comes into camp and shows that he is good enough and changes the coaches' perceptions at that time, maybe he gets one, but at the moment, he is not good enough to be offered, as evidenced by the fact that he doesn't have an offer.

Comment 08 Jun 2014

He said before that if OSU offered he would commit. No rash decision here, he was waiting for the offer.

Comment 08 Jun 2014

So there's a handful of guys that got offers without camping, and a handful that could get offers at camp? I'm not math major but the way I see it Instant committable offer > Conditional offer based on potential camp performance. 

Comment 08 Jun 2014

When those guys have an offer and he doesn't, yeah, that basically means if those guys are still on the board he isn't good enough "for an offer", which is what OP said.

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Does anyone know if the OSU camp times are hand-timed or not? I think he laser timed a 4.5 at a combine in the past year. Either way, that's plenty fast if he has the technique.

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Because the staff have seen him play, and don't think he's worthy of an offer yet...? They aren't just going to offer people just to put offers out there. 

Comment 08 Jun 2014

And he's really lean. Good frame to put on muscle without losing speed.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

So this event is on the Lincoln Turf fields, rather than the West campus athletic complex. What are the odds that the OSU staff is up in the towers with binoculars this afternoon?