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Matt Gutridge


from Columbus

Member since 12 July 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ken Dorsey get flung down as the football fell to the ground.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chuck Csuri // Mike Doss // Antoine Winfield
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NBA TEAM: Michael Jordan
  • MLB TEAM: Indians / Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City / Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Apr 2017

Micah Parsons decommitted tonight. Penn State now has 12 commits in its 2018 class and remains No. 1 in the Big Ten. However, the Nittany Lions dropped to 3rd in the nation.

Parsons, a 5★ WDE (.998), was James Franklin's highest rated commit. When If he flips to Ohio State, the Buckeyes will take over the No. 1 spot in the Big Ten.

Comment 23 Apr 2017

3★ RB Henry Geil (.836) committed to Iowa this morning. He is from Green Bay, WI and is ranked 66th at his position.

Kirk Ferentz currently has four player in his 2018 class that is now 10th in the Big Ten and 47th in the nation.

Comment 22 Apr 2017

After thinking about it, you've convinced me.  I will add Warfield to the running backs as that is the position he played at Ohio State. This will require some updates to other players and positions.  

Basing it on draft position is difficult because various sources have different drafted positions for players.

Butler By'not'e as RB:

Butler By'note as DB/CB:

Derek Combs as RB:

Derek Combs as CB/DB:

Comment 22 Apr 2017

Nice stats, Remy.  Just out of curiosity, did you compre tOSU's RB production to other college teams? 

NavyBuckeye91, Not this year. It took many, many hours to compile all of Ohio State's draft picks. To create a database that included every team, I would need to leave my family and quit my job.  

I'm also curious about longevity.  For every Keith Byars that spent 10+ years in the league, there must be 5-6 Jonathan Wells.

That is the plan for next year.

Comment 22 Apr 2017

Earlier today, OT Julian Pearl decommitted from Northern Illinois and committed to Illinois. Pearl, a Danville, IL native, is the second commit to Lovie Smith's 2018 class.

Purdue and Rutgers are the only schools in the Big Ten with only one commit.

Comment 21 Apr 2017

Several guys on the list who never played a down of LB at OSU.  

That is correct. The NFL teams felt those Ohio State defensive end players would make better linebackers.  

Comment 21 Apr 2017

He did play DE at Ohio State (with Vrabel). I believe he was drafted by the Panthers as a LB, however I'll do more research.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

"Should still count, really. He was a LB in college. But conversely, John Simon was a DE that got drafted as a 3-4 OLB." 

Throughout the years, many players were drafted at positions they did not play in college. Makes this type of list tough. That's why I go by position drafted.