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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending "The Game of The Century" in '06.
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Comment 23 hours ago

Decker is the prototypical LT prospect NFL looks for, highly likely he goes first or early second assuming health and he doesn't completely blow up.

It is awfully hard to get drafted high as a pure guard prospect, so i'd expect Price and Eflien going anywhere from late 2nd to 5th/6th if they declare.  Obviously a big range, a lot depends on how they perform this year.  Also, I think Price has higher upside than Eflien based on measurables (he'll dominate the bench press at the combine).  

Boren unfortunately will probably not get drafted.  Just flat out too undersized for the NFL.  As for Farris, he will likely go late/undrafted if he starts all year.  It's hard to see him being substantially better than Baldwin and Baldwin wasn't in the draftable conversation.  

Comment 23 hours ago

Unfortunate to lose out on Coughlin and Ferns.  Silver lining is bringing in Hilliard, Baker, and Connor last year will soften the blow of missing out on linebackers at the top of the board.  Still a long time to reel in a big fish before signing day.  

Comment 05 May 2015

I'll be curious to see what his playing weight will be this year as that will be his biggest issue.  I'm optimistic though, if Shazier can go in the 1st I think Lee can.  If he continues his progression at this pace he'll be a better player than Shazier, and you could argue he already is.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Agree to disagree.  Braxton went 8/21 with a 1st/2nd round pick at WR and another who had as significant role as rookie with the Panthers.  Also, Hyde averaged 6.6 Yards a carry behind an offensive line that had 3 starters in NFL last year.  Not buying the argument Miller didn't have a supporting cast.    

Comment 25 Apr 2015

I would love to be wrong, but I don't see Miller throwing passes for Ohio State again.  First, I know it was mentioned above, but I don't think it wise to just assume he will be back 100% healthy.  Getting labrum surgery on his throwing shoulder is a big concern, let alone having it done twice.  Even if it does progress I highly doubt he gets his arm strength to pre-surgery levels.  Again, would love to be wrong.

Also, I am not buying the accuracy argument.  I think the case could be made that Miller had a simplified playbook and easier reads/progressions to make than his successors J.T. and Cardale.  We saw in the Big Ten Championship in '13 (still tough to talk about) Miller's capabilities in the passing game.  I understand he didn't have as developed WR group as this year, but it was still painfully obvious his throwing ability wasn't good enough to compensate for that.  Based on the eye test J.T. and Cardale are superior passers than Miller, and I don't think it's that close.

All in all with the abundance of playmakers on this team I don't think we need one at QB.  Give me a distributor to run a well-balanced offense that scare teams both through the air and on the ground, rather than just the latter.  

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Replacing Spencer's intangibles outside along with D. Smith's deep ball presence will be very hard to replace.  I don't know if Brown and one of C. Smith/Campbell/Dixon/McLaurin can replicate the production we got from last year.  I would say our receiver group will be deeper, but i'm not sure it will necessarily be better.  

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Article doesn't even mention Kyle Burger, who UFM was high on publicly while being recruited.  Hope his two ACL injuries don't derail his career, if he can get back to the player he was that's another potential starter for the Silver Bullets.  

Comment 21 Apr 2015

There is no way Winston got improper benefits while at Florida State, they run such a clean program....

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Which beats any scouting website, offer list, etc... in my estimation.

Getting Mack and Corley early would be great, it would allow us to race teams to NSD for one more prospect (Bruce, Victor?).  

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Ohio State lands 5 commits this weekend, breaks the record for spring game attendance, and is coming off a National Championship.  Yet the longest thread we have to show for it is about a 17-year-old prospect going committing to a different school when we pulled in 6 offensive linemen in the last class.

Lets calm down, losing Kraemer and Liam isn't going to set us back in the slightest.  

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Quick observations:

Looks like Nick Connor was a good offer.  Kid definitely looked like he belonged, he played really well.  Not bad for a kid with only a spring practice under his belt.

Corey Smith may be the one that wins Cardale the job.  Smith is oozing with potential, nice to seem of that turn that into production even if it was a spring game.  Also, Terry McLaurin had a great catch deep.  I think if he would have been with Cardale today we could have had a better view of what he brings to the table.

Erick Smith would be starting on 95% of teams in the country, kid is a baller.  Likely our starting nickel when during the few times we go to that package.   

Not saying he won't get there, but Collier has a ways to go in his development.  Wasn't a promising performance.  

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Maryland in overtime.  OSU blew a 2 goal lead with 4 to play.  

Comment 17 Apr 2015

There are not 29 better cornerbacks than Doran Grant in this draft.  Some team is going to look really smart getting him where they do.  

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Still too soon. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

This kind seems like who would you start between Alex Smith (Burrow), Chris Leak (Collier), Terrelle Pryor (Gibson), Braxton Miller (Wallace), or Tim Tebow (Danny Clark).  I know the Clark comparison is lazy considering they are left handed, but thought it was the closest comp he had from a recent Ohio State QB or Meyer coached Florida QB.

Anyway, it looks the like our quarterback problem is going to last far beyond this year.    

Comment 14 Apr 2015

With Farris solidifying himself at the RT my only concern is the other CB position.  WR, Nose Guard, and DE are all positions that involve a good amount of rotation and Meyer seems to be happy with the depth there although no individual has outright taken the job thus far.  As long as we get the other Corner job nailed down I see few problems on the roster, but it is very important as we saw against Michigan State what impact an unprepared Corner can have on the game.  

Comment 12 Apr 2015

It depends, if i'm Devin Smith (deep threat) I would want Cardale back there.  If i'm Michael Thomas (more intermediate) I would want Barrett.  As posters stated above it all depends on the type of receiver you are.  Devin Smith's draft stock was helped immensely by Cardale's ability, he's not a first round pick without him.