Recapping the Position Groups That Took the Biggest Hit at Ohio State This Offseason

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Cooper's picture

They are going to need to establish a long ball threat/playmaking burner at WR. Losing Parris could be the biggest hit if they are unable to do so. In fact, Johnnie D and TMac were the other two long ball guys, as well. A lot of explosiveness to replace.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Garrett Wilson could be an upgrade for the Buckeyes in the "long ball threat" department. Hopefully he will be ready to see some meaningful minutes this year.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I would throw Ben Victor in that department as well but the young man HAS GOT to start catching the ball more.  He makes the tough catch but seems to drop too many sure ones.

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Ironically NB, this narrative was the knock on Mack; he catches the toughies and drops the easy ones.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Even better blocking makes the long ball possible.
As in a 25+ yard catch instead of an 8 yard catch followed by a 60 yard run after catch.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

There are a lot of questions, depth-wise, for the Bucks this coming year but, personally, I'm excited about getting the new guys plugged into the o-line.

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dan_isaacs's picture

Meh, the only two positions I'm excited about changing are the ones occupied, inexplicably, by Borland and Werner.

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BuckeyeBen7.7's picture

Because the back up linebackers like Browning showed how they were clearly better when they got the chance?

I totally agree that the linebacker play in general was way below the standard we have here. But let’s not act like the backups played lights out indicating they deserved a shot. The whole entire unit was disappointing.

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BiggHoww's picture

The secondary, (Damon Ar's return)

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Quarterback is obviously the big question mark right now. That's such an unknown until we figure out Fields' status for 2019.

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Dstacify's picture

I think we'll be fine if Baldwin has to start. The issue is depth. We'd be completely hosed if he got hurt.

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buckeyeradar's picture

Master Teague is a beast.  He is a classic back like Elliott who gets a lot of yards after the hit.  

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

True, but lacks the game-changing speed.

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TheDizzle's picture

Not worried about WRs, we don't have as much depth as previous years but the top end play isn't going to drop off much. If guys like Garrett Wilson, Kamryn Babb or Jaylen Harris can become big time contributers next year then the WR group will be our best unit again.

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Dvdbump's picture

I hope our new wide receivers continue the tradition of blocking downfield!

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buckeyeradar's picture

Short yardage do you give to Teague, or option with Fields', or pitch to a speedy Dobbs. Perhaps throw to the invisible tight end, oh what problems for Ryan and the Big10.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

While the O-line loses 4 starters, there is a lot of playing experience returning. Fields' eligibility waiver is huge. The WR corps should be fine if guys step up as their talent and development indicates they should. Hartline will have them ready.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

The Fields ruling will be H-U-G-E indeed.  Watch the NCAA rule he must sit out a year - just to give it to us one more time with Tate already gone.

If Hurts and Tate can transfer and play immediately, Fields should also be in that group.

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Bukirob's picture

I think we will be MUCH improved on defense and the offense will be just fine thank you

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Having KJ Hill back will be a nice security blanket for the WR corps as Mack rehabs from his injury and Olave and Wilson and the young WRs develop. Not sure what to expect from Ben Victor. He might explode. He might disappear.

Wish we couldve had Michael Jordan for one more season to anchor the OL. I am glad Wyatt Davis and Josh Alabi got to play late in the season because that experience gives them the leg-up on everyone else to start alongside Munford. If Josh Myers and Brendan Bowen are going to make an impact on the OL this is the year for them. We've all been waiting for 3 years to see what Myers can do.

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Hovenaut's picture

All this, and not to mention Coach Meyer retiring.

But I'm as eager as I've ever been in welcoming in the new faces...players and coaches. 

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craigfling's picture

So who was the Number 1 recruit in the 2018 recruiting class?

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I believe Trevor Lawrence was on multiple sources.

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Buckeye in Savannah's picture

I concur with the article....This team is not short on talent. The OL & WR spots are what I most worry about. As long as the OL holds it together there should be no reason not to be in the top 10.

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Buckeye in Savannah's picture

Pretty sure Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) was the #1 in 2018.

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NOBLUE's picture

O line was ok but i think can easily be replaced and even better with the talent that is there

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