I heard about this earlier. I watched the games he started on Youtube, he doesn't look bad to me. But we'd be giving up a first round pick, so I would rather avoid it.
I'm not saying he isn't an outstanding athlete, but he did have the deepest receiving corps in the nation & a decent running game to fall back on. Mike Williams looks like a can't miss WR prospect, and Jordan Leggett doesn't get enough credit for his receiving ability. That may have bolstered his stats & effectiveness considerably.
Seriously though. I think he won the Sparq ratings title at the Opening also, so we technically landed the best pure athlete in the nation.
I love this guy. He reminds me so much of Saquon Barkley: very speedy, makes guys miss in small spaces, can go north/south or out to the edge, has some power. They're the same player, I swear. I honestly don't know why we pursued any other RB, this guy is a big play waiting to happen.
I think Mitch Trubisky is the best QB in this draft. I think Deshaun Watson turns into a monster for the right team, but we aren't that team in my opinion. I think he's very mistake prone at thispoint in his career. We dodon't have the peices or the coaches to get the most out of him. Trubisky is pretty impressive with his decision making on the other hand, also has great size and a nice arm, good accuracy, navigates the pocket near flawlessly. Best part is he's from here and actually wants to play for us.
You already know he's gonna say east. lol
Why are you so underrated?
It's true though. I remember after Shazier left in 13, reading quotes from some of our linebackers saying his departure gave them a chance to step up in more ways than one.
I was surprised at first, but maybe it's not so crazy. Big, strong guy with functional speed, proved against OU he can make some contested catches. There's a lot to work with there if the right team takes him. Plus I think he's a pretty good blocker. I don't see him going in the top 2 rounds, but 3rd round & later he could be a steal as a #2 receiver. I really hope he ends up in New England.
But also exciting to think the depth in our front 7 next year could come close to matching what Bama has this year.
JT Barrett isn't the best passer, but I always thought he was a great fit for our offense. Our O-line regressed, the majority of our receivers failed to step up, the running game wasn't on the same level as the past 4 years, and the play calling was at times very predictable. If the rest of our offense can get it's shit together, JT Barrett can be a major asset to this team next year. He give's us more options running the ball & he can really extend some plays, just give the man some play-makers. I trust we'll be A-OK, Kevin Wilson was arguably the greatest offensive coordinator of all time late in his stint with Oklahoma.
Don't forget about our historic showings in the NFL draft prior to each year..
If we're talking the greatest overall names to come through the program, maybe: Bo, Lou Holtz/Pete Carroll/Tressel, Urban, Saban
It's Austin Powers kicking mini-me. lol. I know that much.
I spent every summer there since I was a kid, and this needs to happen. That's an Ohio State town, no doubt. Worst time ever to be unemployed, otherwise I'd chip in. Depending on how long this stays open, I may be able to to & would willingly contribute $100
YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS. Now that I'm done jumping around, I may or may not burn a couch.
Seriously? What happened to Vaccaro & Byrd?
I'll never understand how that happened either. Vonn Bell is also doing fairly well for a backup safety last time I checked. I think it's just proof that Ohio State can only beat itself in the Meyer era.
Thank you sir.
I came here to point out this exact same thing. It's like comparing Michael Jordan to Larry Bird/Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan was always great, but came to be considered the g.o.a.t after those two had retired & he surpassed their accomplishments. Saban has just been at this a bit longer, but ultimately I think Urban finishes with the better career. The bowl record in my opinion is already tipped in Meyer's favor. And if the 2017 class is any indication, Urban's recruiting is about to hit the next level of legendary. Lets also not forget a saying that's often seen everywhere: don't try to out Bama Bama. Well I'm not saying they run the same offense at all, but they took notes from us. They've switched their approach to recruiting dual threat QB's, and they run more option plays these days. Some might say they're trying to out Ohio State Ohio State on offense while still running that classic Bama defense. It's only a matter of time..