that is a very big man. Looking forward to seeing him pancake some people wearing blue
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While eating pancakes at that.
TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.
Not wishing to sound uncharitable (as I should take my own advice), but Mr. Jones could be a lot more maneuverable if he can drop about 40 pounds. Easier for him, as Dawand has the advantage of being a student in Coach Marotti's conditioning program. And the fact he's young and in his prime. ;-)
Get him down to about Taylor Decker proportions, and the kid might be the second coming of Orlando Pace.
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes
Not concerned about weight...just make it a "good" 360lbs or whatever he ends up at. He's bound to still have some baby fat. Coach Mick will melt that off in a few weeks and start packing that good mass on him.
You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton
If it will save Dawand's knees, losing that "baby fat" will pay dividends for his long-term health. With the speed and torque of today's game, dropping a few stone won't hurt his play.
Yeah, no such thing as a good 360lbs but perhaps a better 330 lbs might be beneficial
No argument here...just saying muscle weighs more, and when mick gets a hold of him, you’ll no doubt see him trim down, but also get stronger. So the actual weight loss might not be as much as we think it is from just his appearance alone.
Very true. But at least muscle has the ability to 'move' itself. Fat is just along for the ride.
"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott
I'm here for the ride, so I must be "the fat".... damn.
What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!
Nothing says "fat" like a Nutty Buckeye.
“Your killing me smalls!”
His shirt already makes him legendary...
When in doubt... Muck Fichigan
He has such a great smile! Could he be the next Happy Jamarco?
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
If he chooses basketball (not that he will) I see a lot of Shaq in his game. How good is he at the free throw line lol?
Gotta find out what makes this kid angry. Haha.
Being late for dinner?
“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden
Laaaaarge! I believe that Dawand is going to do great things for the Buckeyes.
Fields of Dreams
Will be bitterly disappointed if we don't break out the tackle eligible to dawandzilla.
Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP
All this offensive line news is awesome...the future of this crew looks very promising.
Can’t wait to see him play...
Reminds me of Tim Moxley out of Barnesville in the mid 1980s, size wise. Moxley was 6 feet 7 and was a 300 pounder when there were not many 300 pounders. He had a decent career at TOSU.
So who is actually taller-Trey Leroux or Dawand Jones? 6’8 355 list vs 6’8 360. The title of biggest ever might change from meal to meal.
Anyone have the measurables for Matt Zahn from back in the day? I would have said he was more than 360, but I could be wrong.
EDIT: I should have done this first, here is his profile. 6'7 360
Buddy, do you think we are making this up as we go?
Lol of course not... I just remember seeing him in the Wendy's between the towers, he was 360 on a light day, didn't know what he was listed at
They need to make that man a tight end. Can see him going over the middle against a 6-foot safety, or in motion to block anyone.
He wouldn't have to hurdle anyone either. Just sort of *hop* over them. And once he got that inertia moving in the right direction it would take 3 defenders to bring him down.
I say put him at 3rd string TE and grab the popcorn!
"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"
Dawand is my choice for 4th and goal from the 2 ydl. He reminds me of Zack Randolph in HS. Overweight but deft with the ball in his hands. Zach slimmed down more even after a yr. at Sparty. I have high hopes Dawand will be a blessing for us Buckeye fans as he progresses. GO BUCKS!
Won't be moving this one to center. Not unless Holtmann comes a calling anyway.
Noon games suck
Feder had similar fanfare after arriving on campus, so I'll wait to see something happen before I get excited about someone's size.
The Big Man writing an article about the Biggest Man. How appropriate.
as we found out last year size is not everything on the O line.....
If anything it can be a detriment at times.
Anyone else thinking that we haven't had a fullback in a while? ;-)
He clearly moves well and has solid conditioning, I look forward to him changing his eating habits - with an advanced workout program!
I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk
Gawt damn! (Noob Noob) this Ohio state O-line is going to be something special in the years to come. Glade to see Mr. Jones has nice feet work coming in as a freshman.
After every snap you hit'em and you hit'em and you hit'em if you feel you didn’t hit'em enough hit'em some more
Alex Boone was 6 ft 8 im pretty sure, i stood be him and he was all that.
Strength coach needs to get ahold of this kid before he plays a down for Ohio State. 325 at most.
I'd like to see this kid drop 30 and try basketball when football season is over.
Great! These are the guys we need to compete with the Clemson’s and Alabama’s of the world. Ryan Day is turning out to be a damn fine Recruiter so far.
National championship Tug of war team. Very large people.