What do *you* mean "you people?"
Frankly I disagree, I don't see Urban wanting nearly a quarter of the class being one position that isn't a need. This especially after landing the top two on their board the year prior.
In 2017, it is realistically possible that JT Barrett will be throwing to Noah Brown, Parris Campbell, Torrence Gibson, K.J. Hill, Austin Mack, Demario McCall, Ben Victor, Trevon Grimes, Jaylen Harris, and Tyjon Lindsey.
Is that even legal?
They aren't taking 4 receivers and Harris is nearly a sure thing. Only way I see this possible is if DPJ would want to commit before Harris, which I find highly unlikely.
I have the same thoughts, I think Thomas has the longest/impactful career balance of all our draft picks. This guy is going to be elite, the lack of concerted effort to get him more involved in the gameplan this year cost him being a top-15 pick.
Makes you wonder what this class could be if we could take 20+, let alone 25.
With a limited class size, I think this year is advantageous to keeping the class together. Having more time to focus on our already half-way filled class might lead to less flips the staff would want to avoid.
If he pans out to expectations, his time in Columbus could be as short as a few months because he's got NFL-level talent.
Yea, I guess this is only an ok BOOM!
If we land Becker, that would give us 6 DB's in class. That seems awfully high, especially with how many elite DB's are interested in us next year.
I don't think we would take so many DB's if we were confident in landing Becker.
Birm mentioned a source in a previous hurry-up he could most definitely start for us next year. Point being is, he is more than a "depth-filler."
I'd have Zeke lead block for Hyde.
Birm mentioned in a previous hurry-up that Fuller would start out at corner. If he moves remains to be seen, but thought it was worth mentioning.
Most of the ones you are probably referencing are ones that haven't been on campus that long, because all of the upper classmen have received positive reviews from Meyer one way or another this past season. If it is the younger guys, I don't think they have been on campus long enough to jump to that conclusion.
My biggest fear with him is a team drafts him and doesn't use his talent effectively. Nice to see him progress at WR in case said team lacks originality and treats him like a normal WR.
Bold: We have a de-commitment on signing day.
Really Bold: I'll say it's Keandre Jones and that's the reason we are saving a spot for Harrison. The staff is worried about Jones going back to Maryland and Harrison has enough versatility to change positions in the event Jones doesn't flip.
Austin Mack said he was the toughest corner he went up against during Army practices. Really want this guy.
Really excited about the class, but I will never understand how we (allegedly) took Harrison and not Bruce. Harrison is by all indications very raw and is not a position of need while Bruce fits Urban's offense like a glove and is ready to play now. But as Birm said trust Urban, regardless how puzzling the situation is.
Would have to be a dramatic turn of events, Birm seemed to hint at him being in this class for awhile now and not long ago Andrew said there were no worries with him.
Birm implied Bruce is in if we find room. I'm assuming Bruce committed to the staff, but Haskins has to keep quit for a little while longer while the staff tries to find room.
With his size does he project more as a safety? Considering Felder and Davis are pure cornerbacks and Fuller is projected to start at CB, I am inclined to think so.
Love the raw talent he brings, that's something you can't teach.
Not sure why we would take Harrison over Bruce. Harrison doesn't fill a need anymore at OLB or WR and consensus is he is too a raw prospect. Bruce on the other hand could make a real impact soon and seems to be a better prospect. Wondering if we accepted Harrison's commitment before the class size issue came up, because otherwise I don't understand the logic.
Can't say I really agree with your logic. Finding consistent production from the position is a key cog in Meyer's offense and not the easiest thing to find, evident by your Wilson comment. Without Marshall last year do we beat Indiana or Bama? I'm not so sure. Also, with Samuel potentially moving to running back it seems our H-Back options are limited.
I don't know if it's worth chiming in or not Birm, but there's not way we would take Harrison over Bruce with limited spots remaining. Right?
Is it safe to assume they are deciding between a 2nd DB and Bruce? Because one would imagine two spots are saved for a DT and at least one DB.
Would be interested in knowing what positions these targets stand to play. Are Fuller, Becker, and Burns projected to play safety since the three commits are pure corners? Not 100% on Wint, but I remember Birm mentioning Felder and Davis were viewed as pure corners by the staff.