McLaurin over Dixon due to more reps, Samuel over Miller both are equally explosive but samuel is a better blocker, has more experience in the role and is tougher, Conley over Lattimore at this point due to more reps and health but I think Lattimore is the better corner. Agree with Smith at Nickel, he's a hell of an athlete.
Nope just heard he had some trouble getting past the injury. But it's been a long time since i've heard that. Don't know if he's the same, haven't heard a peep about him.
5 will probably be the number and Pryor won't count to that total. The 4 I see most likely are Wade, Wade, Williamson and LeCounte. Last spot is between Holmes, Ford, Okudah, Gibbs, Thomas, Wilson and Ajian (WR/DB, no offer).
Pryts won't be left out because he's an OLB. Jones actually may be a suprise commit based upon the timing of his tweet and when he's announcing, but the CB's tell us no chance even our insiders have him out. I'm not saying he wasn't a take based on ability but based on the interest, visits, and trending of Fuller and Hamlin. There's just usually some Intel toward the Buckeyes and he's only been here once. If he announces us tomorrow morning I think that leaves Rene and Fuller out. There's only 2 spots for the group of Hamlin, Jones, Fuller and Rene. Lack of a hasty decision by Rene tells us he's out or he'll just announce Rutgars as soon as he finds out.
I'm sorry but I think there's a 0% chance any of them are in this class. At CB/S we are still in it for Holmes, LeCounte, Wade, Ford, Okudah, Wilson, Thomas and Gibbs. At WR Grimes, People's-Jones, Johnson, Thomas, Greene, and Harris. The interest is high for the majority of the players on that list and honestly behind the scenes the DB class is probably already basically full and the WR class probably 75% full.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. The 3 that have been penciled in for awhile now have been Hamlin, Pryts and Fuller. They could all be silent verbals for all you know and the number is likely to be only 2 or 3 because the staff is recruiting the hell out of 17 DB class. Jones has an offer but it does not appear to be a commitable offer. The staff has to accept the commitment and they will not do so if they lead for a better player. Rene has swung himself back into consideration, and we'll find out soon enough if he did enough to earn a spot.
Jones isn't a take, the only question left is if it's Rene or Fuller. There will really only be 4 DB's in this class as Pryts will grow into an OLB, the same will happen to Pryor. Watching them both on film, they already look like OLB's playing S right now.
I think Samuel is currently the best HB, Braxton has yet to take snaps and learn the nuances of the position. I think the spreads on some of these games will allow many players to get into the games early in the season. There will be a 6-7 man receiver rotation, Thomas, Marshall, Samuel, Miller, Smith, Wilson and Brown. When Samuel is in the backfield after Zeke is out because of point spread the staff will probably be pushing to get McLaurin, Campbell and Dixon in the game. Samuel is the last guy you want to put on the bench.
Who cares about individual awards, the work this team puts in and the willingness to play their hearts out for the guy next to them is what's amazing to watch. This team just wants to win. If you want my honest opinion with the athletes we have across the board, JT is no doubt the front runner if he's the starter. Dude has molded himself into the perfect distributer to all our weaons.
This class if it comes to fruition is more ready physically at DE (2016) but the DT position is basically a wash but the 2012 DTs were more physically ready coming into their freshman year. Barrow is still growing into a DT and it's still hard to see how he plays the position once he puts on the weight. The overall work ethic, dedication and competitiveness of the (2016) DE group will be what pushes it past the 2012 DL haul if Jackson joins the group.
Hall and Bosa are SSDE's right now and I could see Bosa growing into a guy who could move to the interior, but right now they excel at the same position. Cooper is a WDE all the way. Only way Bosa's body is molded for the interior is if we are just too loaded at the DE position. But with his talent and Larry Johnson keeping bodies fresh, the 1st and 2nd team will see plenty of time.
By far the closest list to actual speed, but who knows if we ever see Clark back in action. I just want to see who wins between McLaurin, Campbell and Samuel. I've seen Elliot outrun Miller.
It's not a true list if McLaurin, Campbell and Samuel aren't all on it.
Pryts will be a LB. If we don't land him they'll turn it up for handsford.
Pryts won't be be a S at the next level, looks like they guy to fill the Lee, Shazier role.
I saw this too. Mick is blowing his body up. He's got jj watts frame and he's starting to fill it out.
Dang that punt return vs Oregon was unbelievable as was his catch on the defenders back vs Oregon. Only thing wrong with Marshall's game is his handles in the punt return game. His vision, strength, hands and unwillingness to go down make him crazy good on reverses and punt returns.
Honestly I really don't consider JT and Cardale as Dual Threat QBs, they certainly won't be DT's in the NFL. JT looks the most like a pocket passer of the 3. He's a good runner but he's about a 4.65 guy at best. JT is a tough runner and gets a lot of yardage because of great read option reads and because JT gets the ball out of his quickly and efficently making the defense focus their attention downfield in coverage. When comparing them to Braxton their status as DT QBs is much more in question because they aren't as agile and don't possess the same open field speed as Braxton. A QB running the read option in our offense is going to get a lot of yards, but it really comes down to the definition of DT QB because there's a cut off point in speed and tendicies of a QB. Troy Smith who's similar to JT but with a much stronger arm, started his career as a DT type QB and lost some agility as he got older and looked more the part of a PP QB his last year. Then in the NFL he definitely wasn't a DT. Braxton, Pryor and Gibson all are true DT QB's. Smith, Barrett and Jones are athletic QB's.
He also has more kick return attempts than Ginn too. Ginn was in a league of his own. Honestly I'm more impressed with marshall's punt returns when they both catch it cleanly.
I think you are seriously underrating Samuel. Samuel already runs fearlessly and has more bulk than Dontre. He was creating major seperation in the spring game and is on the verge of exploding. When Samuel broke free on his 1st TD in the wisconsin game, he looked like ginn when he was crossing the goal line.
Shock people? He probably received more hype from the skill position from anyone I can remember other than maybe Ginn. His open field speed was disappointing freshman year but he did look a lot quicker last year. Samuel is going to shock people because we truly haven't seen his open field speed and the fact that he was moved to Hback says he's going to be taking some touches from Wilson. Honestly there's not a lot of seperation between any of the recievers so it's hard to argue one guy over the next. Marshall is great out of the slot with great vision, Thomas is elite outside, Samuel probably has the best speed and agility combo of anyone on the team, Wilson is a great slot receiver and great agility, Smith has great vertical speed, Campbell is labeled as the fastest reciever on the team, McLaurin has elite vertical speed, Brown is being talked up by Meyer and will probably fill in a similar role to Spencer, that doesn't even include anything about Dixon, Clark or Hill if they start to enter the mix.
Honestly he's been way overrated for his production thus far. He finally started to come into his own in a little bit last year because as a freshman his body wasn't ready. I don't see him getting close to Ted Ginn as far as returns go because we have so many return options on this team. Marshall's vision is better in the return game but he needs to work on fielding the punt first. Dontre's potential will start to be really tapped this season. But it's hard to single out any one reciever in our system because they are all really good and the ball is spread around to all of them.
Lol, our running backs would be upgrades to other teams as receivers.
Best hope for us is a visit soon and FSU's class to keep filling up.