S Delpit or DE Epenesa
I second the pick for Grant Delpit.
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Tua Tagovailoa...yeah, I went there.
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I am actually going to change my pick to Grant Delpit.
Was my initial thought as well. Add depth at the QB spot for sure.
QB backup is my biggest concern rosterwise.
Who's the best LB in the country? Him.
Last year I would have said that LB from LSU (White). This year, not so sure
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Micah Parsons should have a mention here.
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Good pick. The sad thing is that there's a good chance he would have been in the Scarlet and Gray if it wasn't for the College Gameday debacle.
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This was my original choice as well
Do you really feel this way? I mean he's good but on Ohio St he's just another guy, not THE guy.
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Maybe it's because we don't have to play him.
Yes, I would like to see one of the most dynamic slot receivers I've ever witnessed suit up in the scarlet and grey. I think it would be fun to watch him zig, zag, and keep defenses honest while opening up the running game for a very mobile quarterback and a running back that can hit a home run with enough time and space.
Ya. I just don't see it. He's good, damn good but as I said he's THE guy at Purdue, he would be just another guy at Ohio St.
He literally dominated our entire defense. Try not to be such a homer and realize talent does exist at other schools not named “THE”.
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Oh you mean the defense that was literally the worst defense in Ohio St history?
Try not to assume shit and think about it logically. It has nothing to do with our defense. It has to do with the talent we have on offense. I'm not sure if you just lack reading skills or if you just instantly stopped reading what I wrote when you got to something you didnt agree with.
As I said, hes damn good but we have a lot of guys who are damn good.
We don’t have a single player on offense as dynamic as him.
Try not to sound so fragile in your retorts.
We can agree to disagree. Regardless if you act like a cuck or not.
He appears to be the guy that we thought Dontre Wilson was gonna be. He would be our best playmaker on the team
Man, this is a tough call. I feel like if you just look at simple talent and potential top to bottom we've got a roster that rivals anyone at every position.
But as far as being "proven" on the field? Pairing Bryce Hall from UVA with Okudah at corner in our defense would be quite the pairing. I know a lot of folks love Arnette on here and I'm somewhat down on him, and I don't mean it disrespectfully but Hall should be an All-American this year.
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Jerry Jeudy I like i our wide receivers, but he’s a monster.
And having him would keep him off of Bama.
Was just about to make the same choice/comment.
I too love our talent and depth at receiver, but he is 1. Too good 2. Too exciting to watch.
Shea Patterson, and then bench him. Nothing against Shea, he's a solid player and seems like a good kid, but it'd be fun to take Michigan's starting QB a week before the season.
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My first pick was Rondale Moore but to go with a different take: Joe Bachie...and he's from Berea to boot-probably could have had him.
Micah Parson's sure would look good in Scarlet and Grey behind our DL
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Trevor Lawrence, b/c Clemson would be screwed and we would have the best QB in a long time-sorry Fields............
I'm not sold on Lawrence. I watched him struggle and get pulled against A&M last year. I understand the hype, but he was only 20th last year in completion percentage. And it's not like Clemson played a murderer's row in the ACC. He didn't break the top 20 for YPA and was only #12 for Passer Efficiency Rating, well behind Tagavailoa, Murray, Grier, Haskins and even Frohm.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit of a plateau this season. I may be wrong, but I'm not on board the L-train.
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Lol come on man. If you’re going to just pick out one game to base a judgment on, you could also See that he went a combined 47/71 for 674 yards, 6 TD 0 INT in the playoffs. And he should be better this year. He’s the real deal.
I pointed to A&M as one example, but used his season stats in the aggregate.
A&M wasn’t even his worst showing. He went 50% against Pitt in the ACC CCG: 12 of 24 for 118 yards. He was 54% against FSU and 55% against Duke. Neither of those teams were defensive juggernauts. Against Louisville, Lawrence went 8 for 12 for only 59 yards, 2 TDs and a pick.
I’m just saying, Tagavailoa was much more consistent against better competition. His worst game was against UGA, which had a phenomenal defense.
Trevor was also a true freshman, Navy.
We usually see eye-to-eye.....but if Fields plays like Lawrence did last year, I think we'll be one happy fanbase.
People taking Lawrence over Tua for Heisman at the same odds are borderline insane to me. Bama's offense is more pass heavy. Lawrence played more snaps than tua and had ~30% less yardage and TDs. I've been very critical of Tua as a player in big games, but I dont see how Lawrence vs Tua is 50/50 when Tua only loses a te and two rbs which should make him throw more? And lawrence keeps their workhorse and two key receivers. Tua changes OCs, so maybe people get lucky and alabama is less explosive this year due to incompetence, but I just think its ignorant to suggest that lawrence should pass Tua this year statistically. I think either tua needs to lose more than Lawrence or lawrence needs a historically efficient year (like no picks) Clemson's offense is less likely to produce a 70% passer than OSU, oklahoma, and bama. It's more similar to Georgia's. Barring injury or actual regression from tua, you need a top 5-10 team with a player that matches or exceeds Tua's stats (Fields and Hurts due to offensive scheme and philosophies)
Lawrence has two more years to play, Tua only one.
Neither Alabama or Notre Dame were top 10 defenses last season. This is one of those times that the playoff performance may not be a good measuring stick for a QB. Not saying he's not good, but those 2 games aren't the best example.
They were voted the best teams and he took them apart, I'm not sure why the need to diminish that.
Tagavailoa is a camp QB-he is great at throwing to predetermined spots, but if he is forced to adjust his throws due to coverage, or the receiver is forced to make an adjustment-not so good-see the NC game last year. And say what you will, Fields showed a helluva lot more as a true freshman than Tagavailoa or Justin Fields or Kyler Murray.........
And say what you will, Fields showed a helluva lot more as a true freshman than Tagavailoa or Justin Fields or Kyler Murray.
I assume you mean Lawrence.
D’oh yes, meant Lawrence.
Fields showed more last year than Trevor Lawrence? Not sure I'm following
Agree. I think he's a bit overhyped. Even in the playoffs, I thought his WRs bailed him out and made the big plays rather than vice versa.
Rondale Moore, no questions asked.
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Whomever is the best LB or SS in the country.
Whoever happens to be wisconsin's best offensive lineman this year. Can never have enough OL depth
That PITA from Purdue, Rondale Moore.
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Bachie and Parsons have been mentioned so I will go with Chaisson from LSU. Shore up the LB corps!
Rondale Moore would make an offense incredibly difficult to defend, as evidenced by his athleticism/versatility. Other than KJ Hill, he probably would be Justin's favorite target. The entire defense would always be on high alert on where he is, which can create big plays for other people.
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Either Delpit or Simmons. Both are game changers in the back seven.
Like many others, Delpit was my original choice. AJ Epenesa would be my next choice, passing games would have no chance with he and Chase Young on each end
Lets go with Tyler Biadasz from WIsconsin. We have a lot of new faces on the OL, it sure would be comforting to have a preseason All-American right in the middle. We have talent, but not a lot of experience of starting at OSU. Plus, he's a junior so we get two years of him.
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Trevor Lawrence, and thats not saying he's winning the comp over Fields, it's just saying QB depth is by far my biggest concern heading into the season followed distantly by LB and OL
At this point I can't imagine he wouldn't win the spot over fields. The guy was the best true freshman QB I've ever seen.
Lawrence or Tua. both proven commodities. Put either of them in and you know this team is a shoe in for the playoffs.
I think I would have to go with Dylan Moses or Grant Delpit. Leaning Moses due to some Tuf circumstances.
If im going by position of need, D'Andre Swift.. Trevor Lawrence would be my second choice.
Andrew Thomas GA or Bryce Hall UVA. Perhaps the best OL and CB in college football. Would make either unit the best in the country most likely.
Dylan Moses, LB from Bama.
In the spirit of getting better while weakening the opposition, Kenny Willikes from MSU.
I wanted to pick someone else because he has been picked a couple of times on here. But Rondale Moore did more to destroy us than any one individual I have ever seen. So, I have to go with him.
I would say a proven, seasoned vet at RT... don’t get me wrong I love Brandon Bowen and NPF, but Bowen has been sidelined for two years with a broken leg, and NPF hasn’t seen any action... need a strong RT to set the edge especially for our new QB
So whoever is the best RT in the nation
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No doubt in my mind Grant Delpit. Kid is an absolute monster at the safety position.
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