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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Damn it - the only thing I found in my buddies couch were beer caps and lint balls the size of golf balls!

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buckeyedude's picture

At least you didn't find a used condom. ;)

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ShadyBuckeye's picture

wow I almost decided not to click on this article because of the title, glad I did now lol. I remember that article by Alex as well, Im surprised we snagged him out of Cali, How was he just a 3 star?? Didnt know he was related to keyshawn, probably cuz he sounds like an extremely humble and bright person (no offense keyshawn.) Cant wait for a couple years when Jalin Marshall and Michael Thomas line up opposite eachother!! I love when a WR has a jersey number in the 80's too.

aboynamedtracy's picture

If he only found one, then it's a pepperonus because... science. Anyway, pretty sure Brax will get MT the damn ball quite frequently.

MediBuck's picture

Any idea how fast this kid is? Obviously, he'll be a beast in the flanker position on the outside short pass and flash screen game as we saw in the Spring Game. Nevertheless, I feel that Coach Urb is still unsettled that he hasn't found his burner yet.
If no one emerges by the start of the season to fill the vertical threat role, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw more of a grind-it-out offensive mentality than the explosive big-play O some of us are expecting to see from the Meyer spread.

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Maestro's picture

He's not a burner.  More of a power receiver from the highlights I have seen.  A kid who can take the ball away from a DB.  He is certainly athletic, but isn't going to burn a corner on a vertical route at this level I don't think.  He is Keyshawn Johnson's nephew FWIW.

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flipbuckeye's picture

Nice piece. Here's hoping MT does big things.

Jeff Beck's picture

Thanks, completely agree. It would be great to see a receiver produce as a freshman. Seems like the Buckeyes haven't had that in a while.

Bukirob's picture

Straight line speed for a wide reciever is arguably the most over rated aspect of playing the position.  Great hands, precision on routes and how quickly you can accelerate are far, far more important than weither a kid runs a 4.35 vs a 4.55 The gap between the two over 40 yards in a stright line is not that much to begin with.   
If we posit that the reciever that runs the 4.55-4.6 reciever runs highly precision routes and can make cuts on a dime at nearly full speed will get open far, far more easily than the guy who runs a 4.30-4.35 who is slow into and out of breaks and does not run precise routes.
Clearly if both guys are equally good at the aspects of playing the position the guy with greater speed is going to have the edge.... all told though, straight line speed is fairly far down the list of qualities that make for a great reciever.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Great points. The most extreme example of this is Jerry Rice. Marvin Harrison comes to mind to. At no point were these guys burners but they had the ability to get away from people (And in Rice's case, through people) once they caught the ball. Another thing they (And all great receivers) do-they don't tip their routes. Corner is the hardest defensive position to play so any CB worth his salt will make 40 educated guesses a game when he's watching his man run a route. Guys give routes and breaks away with their hips, heads, and shoulders but the truly great ones look the exact same at the top of an out route, or a skinny post, or a deep curl and so on. There's a reason athletic dudes can not get open. The receiver position has so many technical points to it. Watching a dude get open can really be a thing of beauty if you know what to look for.

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BuckinBama's picture

Jerry Rice ran a 4.6, but Marvin Harrison ran a 4.3.