we will need him soon enough man. Look at Bama's freshman (now sophomore) punter. Changes the game.
good for Ferns believing in the program at PSU, WVU or LSU… but honestly, undergraduate degrees mean less and less by the day when it comes to achieving your dream job. Sure, certain professions only worry about those types of things, but from my experience (and those hoping to pursue employment in specific fields who are born after 1984), its more about what you did with your post graduate studies that land you the big wig jobs nowadays. Its likely he wont be given lectures that exceed the same knowledge he can be given at OSU as he will at WVU/PSU. In the end, if he believes in academics over football, I'm very glad he's taken this approach, but I believe some perspective is needed (i.e., some bigwigs in the field informing him on the importance of an undergrad degree in the field vs a post grad degree). Not to hate on Ferns not picking OSU, but those around him telling him the undergrad degree will mean his "40 year" career will be set are, IMO, leading him in a poor direction, especially if the NFL is a potential option for employment.
The staff of this site are incredible at analysis…thanks for stuff like this 11w, its really amazing to see things through analytical comparison.
I said this in an earlier thread but I think 3 is a realistic number at this point in time until we see how well certain guys perform this year. On paper, you could argue the case of 5, but if the 2016 Draft was today, I think you'd see Bosa, Zeke, and Lee gone in the 1st round. I think of the guys who didn't go pro, if they could have or did enter the NFL draft, Bosa and Zeke are probably the only potential 1st rounders. IMO, Cardale would have been snagged somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd round by someone like the Raiders. I like a lot of the upside to many of the guys OSU has in terms of NFL talent, just need to see more to be fully convinced they would be worth an early round pick. If next years draft is like this years draft, then I give up on predictions because outside of picks 1-10, it was a crapshoot as to who would go and what pick.
AH, that video of Lee has the highlight I was talking about a while ago. The play where he was supposed to be blocked, got knocked down a bit, pushed himself up and made the tackle on White (I think I said Cooper before). So athletic. I use to play exactly like that….on NCAA 2010.
Might be good for depth but I hope Thad starts all the young guys next year.
Ive got some issues with this poll. Too much love to Oregon IMO. Top 10 sure, top 3? no. Auburn over USC at this point? No. Michigan State needs to be a couple spots higher. My Preseason top 5: 1. OSU, 2. TCU, 3. USC, 4. Alabama, 5. Michigan State. Outside of them, its up in the air how you order them. Each team has a lot of question marks and unproven talent. LSU should be considered top 10 given their potential. I really think this could be a year where you have a massive gap between the top 5-6 teams and 7-everyone else. GT should win the ACC in a conference that will have FSU and a good Clemson team, but both teams aren't as complete as GT. OSU/MSU winner is likely to win the B1G. SEC will be down again. I like Bama to win a so-so SEC. USC/UCLA/Oregon will compete for the Pac-12, but I like USC getting into the playoff with one-loss. I don't see a lot of excellent football teams out there for 2015.
So much can happen between now and next years draft. Ill say no on the basis, Tunsil, if healthy, will be the best OL next season and LT is arguably the most important position to get right in the NFL. Ill say he will be a first rounder for sure, a top 15 pick is 90% likely, top 10 80%, top 5 70%, #1, about 40%. But again, plenty of football left and he can have a great year and be #1 overall, but we shall see.
Dont understand why NFL teams over think drafting players. In the 1st round, fine because its a lot of commitment to give one dude (or more depending on the number of picks). But Mike Bennett dominated at times on the best team in the country against OL's like Alabama (who had their guys drafted ahead of him), Oregon, and Wisconsin. If you can do it on the field, why should it matter if you didn't work out at a combine or a pro day. The proof is in the pudding and this is why so many teams suck at drafting.
Good for Powell graduating early.
Wow. Men's Lax struggled more than I thought they would. The fight last night was so predictable. Only way Pac would win was by being patient and being even through the first 6 rounds. He did what all of Mayweather's opponents do and tried to win the early rounds. Was stupid and Mayweather showed two things last night: he's the most technically sound boxer in a couple decades, and still a massive douche.
No offense to rod smith. But Since the drafting of Clark I've lost any respect for seatles draft.
Nice pick up. I hope Curtis Grant also gets his named called.
Really unhappy the Jets didn't snag him. He will be a good one and to have him fall all the way that far is a sham.
"overhyped"…this is going to piss him off for the rest of his life.
a fucking long snapper got picked ahead of Bennett.
tell you what, Im rooting for that Miss State kid to get picked.
anyone else just see Michael B(urton) and think… FINALLLYYYYY…oh…never mind.
Punter just went over Bennett.
Seriously ESPN, who the hell cares about conference draft picks? This is about the NFL, yet they make it about college.
Another DT not named Michael Bennett.
NFL teams must really be worried about his effort in terms of its consistency. Really just amazed no one has taken him.
good place for Grant to go
Blake Bell taken….wow.
did they just say Oregon runs a pro style offense?