Sort of important for a TE to be able to block.
This is true at any level of football.
Hard to believe that Lachey would not be able to develop as a blocker.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
I bet he develops into a blocker at Iowa. I am going to assume that they looked at tape and decided that Royer was a better blocker, because if we are deciding who can block based off of guys running around in shorts playing two hand touch I am confused.
I bet he develops into a blocker at Iowa.
So do I.
if we are deciding who can block based off of guys running around in shorts playing two hand touch I am confused
That is kind of confusing, isn't it?
a 44.3-inch vertical jump??? WOW!
Yeah that jumped out at me. 44.3 would be #1 at the 2019 NFL combine.
What stood out to me is the #1 player in Kentucky is only 45th nationally at his position. But he’s 282nd overall, which means, on average, WRs account for a disproportionate one out of every six players in the 2021 class.
In the 2020 class, LV Bunkley-Shelton is the 45th ranked WR and 250th nationally, which is a ratio of better than one in five.
Five years ago, Lawrence Cager was the 45th ranked WR in the 2015 class and ranked 369th nationally. That’s a 1:8 ratio.
What’s going on that WRs are seemingly suddenly dominating the recruiting scene?
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Ratings were and always a potential crapshot?
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7 on 7 tournaments. A lot more opportunities for them to be seen than other positions.
More 4 receiver sets being played means more WR on the field at any one time. I’d be willing to bet that after WR you’ll find secondary players as the most represented in the rankings.
Would love to see the Crowdus kid end up as a Buckeye. With Coach Hartline teaching him skills and Coach Mick working on the physical development, he'd be a sweet addition to Zone 6. Besides, Lexington to Columbus is an easy drive -- I-75 to I-71 and there you go.
The numbers posted at the Opening Finals by Dekel Crowdus are really impressive. I'm also excited for Luke Lachey. It would have been great had he been a Buckeye but he will do well at Iowa. Go Bucks!
A 4.32 in the forty??? WOW!
Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.
Hoping we see Crowdus in Scarlet and Gray! Those WR spots in 2021 are going to be precious. How many do you think we will take? Just 3? That WR room is going to be pretty full come next season.
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Number 45 receiver in the class? How does that get him to the Open?
I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!
Well he is a 21 recruit but how can he even be at #45 for the 21 class with all those excellent test results going for him.... that did not just happen as he had to put up numbers to even get invited to the event... maybe he was the 45th WR they added to the list but that hardly seems a fair way to start out ranking kids and it would seem he would probably be somewhere in the TOP 10 with his test results alone... strange unless it is one of those academic things but that is just pure wild speculation also.. something is not right that said I expect the rankings to be adjusted accordingly.
Because the rankings are largely subjective and wrong, for all recruits even ones committed to OSU. But for recruiting classes that are still 18 months out of signing day like the 2021 class, there is still a lot of things to iron out. These kids haven't even played their junior year of football yet.
Not a expert at the TE position to debate the Iowa kids that got drafted but if you play two at a time and you throw to them their numbers should be good. Like mentioned above how did they block in the run game is important but not so much in the NFL I think. In Lacheys case I don't consider Iowa a big time program and say was that the best he could do?
I agree that Iowa isn't exactly a world-beater, but they do tend to get their TE's into the league. I think young Mr. Lachey made a wise choice to go to a team that utilizes the TE heavily, and will spend the time to develop him. He'll play against strong competition in the B1G and if he develops appropriately, who's to say he won't be one of the next Iowa TE's that goes pro?
Best of luck to him!
Depending on the team, you absolutely have to block in the NFL !
Lachey will be a great tight end especially at Iowa. 2021 receiver class is starting to get very interesting. Have a feeling spots will start to fill up soon.
Congrats to Luke. The hurry up is awfully sparse on current recruits....again
Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not
Current recruit news is sparse, I’m guessing. I suppose he could write up something that we all know already happened, and regurgitate old quotes, but that’s probably not as popular. I know I hate that, personally. Sometimes you have to endure some periods without instant gratification. It can be tough... ;)
So exactly what do you want in the hurry Up? With the 2020 class filling up and limited 2021 class information, you’re not going to get a bunch right now
I wonder if OSU’s outstanding quartet of WRs this year will hurt the chances of landing Crowdus? It seems like it would look like a log jam, and that’s before considering Wilson and Williams... he may have to wait for those kids to jump to the league or transfer before he sees much more than PR/KR duty. I’d love to have him, obviously, but he’s going to want to play
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No. He plays the slot.
Luke is still the #3 player in Ohio for the 2020 class, I believe. I do not understand how he was lacking as a blocker, given who his father is. Good luck to him, except against the BUCKS.
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