He could start by cleaning himself out of that house...
Agreed from a natural ability perspective. He has some athleticism that Weber doesn't.
I need to see more from the DL and Webb before saying "best ever" potential. The interior DL doesn't frighten anyone and Webb was a whipping boy for opposing offenses. That's two weak links and that's not even regarding the unproven newcomers yet.
Holmes, Lewis, and Hubbard, sure. But Sprinkle and Hill have never done anything that warrants a draft pick. Now, they very well may this year, but until they show it on the field, can't really say they'll be drafted. But UDFA, possibly. Practice squads always need bodies.
He more than struggled, he got abused. Honestly, I think it's all psychological for him. He has every physical tool an OT needs and he does well enough on the average Saturday. But I wonder if he psyches himself out before playing better competition levels. Gets too tight.
Prince is not Taylor Decker. Prince struggled against guys who were nowhere near as good as Mack and well after his first start. Not saying that Prince should be benched, but comparing them is a reach.
A true 1-tech could definitely change the DL, though.
Parsons isn't a DT, but would definitely be a great get.
So much this. People who want JT as the starter need to understand that those who would like Burrows or Haskins to get shot don't think JT is a bad player. Just that JT has weaknesses and limits and that his 26-4 record and his school records, while great, are not as fabulous as they seem when you take a deep dive on QB's in the Urban era at OSU. And the team's failures, while few, are partially JT's responsibility. I think he himself would agree. And if he didn't, I'd say he's not the humble leader we all believe him to be.
Good win today! Team still needs a change
This is my assumption, too. With the way Jones tore it up in Army AA practices, I really want him in the class.
Evan Spencer was a fantastic blocker, but never much of a great pass-catcher. Also, don't forget Devin Smith had to basically be taught how to run routes by the Jets and got by mostly on athleticism and an other-worldly natural ability to adjust to the ball in the air. Jalin looks like he will be a good role-player, maybe a #2-3 receiver at best. Thomas was never fully utilized at OSU, his rookie year in the NFL shows that.
He did trim down. He used to be ~ 240, but dropped to 220ish. He was just never a fast guy to begin with and then the injury certainly exacerbated things.
Agree here. Also the fact the OSU has rarely had an above average passer playing QB.
How does this affect Ty Jones' recruitment?
Sorry, I am in a snarkier mood than the norm this morning. No disrespect intended on you either, Rosycheeks!
Didn't show any disrespect to Andrew, I think we just have different definitions of "scoop". A scoop is when you're the first to break news. If it's on Twitter, you didn't break anything, you took public information and posted it on your site. 11W was the first to break Urban coming to OSU; that was a scoop. But when the subject of the story (Tyjon) publicly announces the news, posting it on your site doesn't mean you're the one to break it.
After all, wasn't it up as a forum topic before 11W's story? Going by your definition of "scoop", whoever started that forum discussion scooped Andrew.
If so, good Lord man, that's a huge decision to make over a girl. And yes I know he's just a teenager and they're illogical. But I wouldn't have made my college choice over a girl when I was 18.
Tyjon was not going to be a "scat back" or an H. He was a true slot receiver.
Scooped? You mean read twitter?
Can he run routes and can he catch. If he can do both of those, his athleticism will do the rest.
Never said he was a problem. Just that he's not as good as his press says he is.
That's because the interior of the line (i.e. Price and Elflein) have been overrated since '14. Not saying either is bad, but they aren't at the level that their press would have you believe. Watch where Elflein goes in the draft for confirmation.
Great news for OSU as his leadership and experience will pay dividends. I'm a little surprised as I don't know how much higher his stock can go. He's a very good all-around DL, but doesn't wow you in any one area. I think 3rd-4th round is his ceiling. Doesn't have the explosiveness or size or strength that sets apart first round D-Linemen.
On his review a few years ago, he had that becoming a MAC head coach was a goal.