I'll pick for the Steelers - actually looking forward to the intriguing options that could fall based on needs in this draft.
According to Merriam-Webster:
"a position of great prominence or advantage"
Definitely...no way Karl Malone should've snatched one from him...
I didn't even realize it double posted until just now, but I'll take it! ^_^ +1s all around!
Take the emotionalism out of this and it's not a big deal. If I'm a mature player, and I understand it's Ohio State, Urban Meyer and everything that comes with that even being an Ohio kid, I know that a grayshirt under these circumstances is asking me to take one for the team. We want you here, but our space is tight, could you help us out? Any RB that commits now probably isn't playing until they're RS So, at least with Weber and Williams on the roster...so you ultimately just miss 6 months of ball, come back for winter workouts and spring camp in a season where you're likely to redshirt anyway. It's not as a big a deal as it's being made out to be...
Not arguing who's better, all things equal they're pretty much the same player, but Kyrie has a better handle, just stating the fact that Kyrie hasn't regressed and he's definitely one of those top 5 guys with Dame included.
Hell to the no. Kyrie Irving is one of the best combo guards in the league and one of the best pure shooters in the league. No way in hell you trade that for a sophomore who still hasn't found his game and doesn't play much better defense. I mean at this rate, it looks like the Cavs would've been better off keeping Wiggins, but making those other trades, simply because they refuse to play to Loves strengths and run the offense through him.
All you need to know about the Kyrie v. John Wall comparison is when it comes to Team USA Basketball, Kyrie was the starter, Wall came off the bench, and Lillard got cut. Curry was the starting 2 guard. Kyrie was the MVP on a team that had Curry, Wall, & Anthony Davis on it.
Yea, I just think Urban has seen enough from the likes of Oregon, Baylor, & Clemson as far as the dynamic ways their passing game works and wants more of that in the Buckeye offense, along with getting the H-B/TE involved more like he did with Hernandez in Florida. Our offense will always be a power spread offense first, but the QB has to be a threat to run. So when you say Pro-Style, think more of an Aaron Rodgers and less Tom Brady. A guy who can take off and burn you if you forget about him, or a guy who can pick you apart if you give him too much time....
No slight to J.T. but I can only imagine what this offense would've been like had Urban landed DeShaun Watson.
Love Cardale, but he's not going until the 4th or 5th round... that said, I'd hope the situation is ideal for him wherever he goes. If the Browns are smart, they'll draft all Buckeyes to improve their team. Trade down in the top 10 somewhere to pick up an extra 2nd or 3rd this year - Take Zeke, Bell, Thomas, Cardale, and then whoever else in the draft fits a need!
Excited for all these young guys. I'm a big Dame Webb guy, because I love the way he competes, especially after watching him match up with guys like Treadwell, Marshon, Kief, and EGW before coming here. I think him getting reps at safety will be great for his versatility. It seems like they want him ready for everything given the depth issues with Smith & Burrows out, but I wouldn't be surprised if he's the starting Nickel corner or even nabs a safety spot. Dude might not have elite straight line speed, but he has excellent cover skills and quickness.
These guys have ALWAYS wanted to play together...it was supposed to happen in Miami...but with the league salary cap going up and money to make moves...it could happen....and L.A. might be the place it does...Keep CP3 and Reddick, trade Blake for Melo, and Wade and LeBron are both free agents this offseason...
They could all easily end up playing for the Clippers...LeBron just bought a house in LA too, so you heard it here first...Paul, Wade, LeBron, Melo, & Jordan in the West...their last hurrah...together as older superstars...
Thad and his coaching staff simply have to be better. No excuses. The fact that D'Angelo Russell called out last year's team for not working hard seems to have carried over to this year's team and it's a damn shame that we have to hear about how much this team was lacking in effort, heart, and defense - ALL things supposed to be a staple of Matta coached teams - but also that nobody as that heart on offense either.
I'm tired of hearing about how Loving & Lyle have all this talent, but don't seem to have any DOG in them. Only Tate, Williams, & Giddens seem to want to play hard all game. It was sickening hearing the announcers talk about how the team doesn't communicate, they don't talk on defense, they don't move the ball and cut on offense - I mean no wonder Grandstaff transferred.
Meanwhile, I find irony that the programs in Thad's last to tenures, Xavier, & Butler, seem to be much more consistent than our Buckeyes have been and it makes one wonder about not just the types of player we're recruiting, but also the systems and the lack of development of these recent teams that has been masked by stellar individual efforts by players like Craft and Russell.
Thad has done a lot of good here, but perhaps it's time to see some change, either on his staff or just the head position altogether. It did wonders for the Lady Buckeyes.
He used even spacing...definitely not Grover. LOL
Yes we did. @Florida (9) 93-75 and The Schott 81-74 Florida (7).
Great idea! How firm thy friendship indeed ladies and gentlemen!
I was thinking the exact same thing!
Yea if Spence was able to shake it after that first slip up, the starting DL would've been Bosa, Bennett, Washington, & Spence for that title run, all NFL guys which might've been the most dominant DL in OSU history.
Well done sir.