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I wasn't talking about the past three seasons. I was strictly talking about last season. Don't think anyone can argue that the passing game wasn't a problem in 2016—QB and WRs alike. Outside of Noah Brown against Oklahoma, I think the wideouts definitely underperformed. J.T. clearly had issues too, of course.
My concern with Darnold is more about the WRs. They are going to need at least two very young wideouts to take a big step forward in 2017. Darnold is likely talented enough to overcome that though.
If the 40-yard dash times from the WHAC are accurate then he may end up going that early lol.
Yep. I asked my one buddy what site they have used and he said Fantrax as well.
Not expecting a Zeke-like season by any means, but I personally don't see him back in 2018. Guessing he will be a mid-round draft pick.
This is one of the worst times of the year for recruiting. Obviously the season coming up is awesome, but there just isn't a lot going on in the recruiting world right now.
Honestly it probably could have been either one. Just went with Browning since it all happened so quickly (one right after the other) and the initial thought was that both projected as OLB where Werner was thought of as more inside.
Hearing Kam Babb suffered a leg injury. No clue on severity.
Update: Was told that it is serious. Hopefully not true. We will see.
Thanks for the reply. Agree wholeheartedly on Webb being the weak link last year. Mostly agree on Sheffield, but I don't know if it's totally fair to use his departure from Bama against him. Maybe it was solely a talent thing or maybe it was just a bad fit or a combination of the two. Not sure.
As far as "counting on the 5 star freshman who are on the bench to carry your argument" -- not sure what you really mean by that. I even said in the article that the vast majority of the talent is unproven and it's likely unfair to expect too much immediately. That's precisely why I feel Ward is so important.
I agree that the best is usually the most talented, and certainly the best players are the ones we expect to see on the field the most. But I think this year may be a bit of an odd year for that. I don't think many would argue that Okudah and Wade are probably more talented than Damon Arnette. I also don't think many would disagree if someone were to suggest that Arnette will see the field a lot more than both of them barring something unforeseen.
If we are talking about the projected starters, then I don't think they are anywhere close to tops in the country. If we're talking about talent and recruiting, then I think they are right up there. Maybe saying most talented group in the country was an exaggeration, but I don't think they're that far off.
That's a fair take. I don't disagree.
You don't think Ohio State has the most talented backfield in the country? I didn't say the best or the most experienced, because it's certainly not that. But from a sheer talent standpoint, I think Alabama is the only team that's close.
I took him off due to the anticipated Pope commitment. They're definitely still recruiting him and he would have a spot all the way up to signing day. Won't really be a need once Pope commits, but he's too good to pass up. Same with Gaoteote.
I'm just saying I think it's going to be ND or Stanford.
Not a possibility.
Moving Blue Smith from the "IN" category to the "maybe" category.
Ohio State really likes Herron, but they will sign 3-4 DE this year and then only take 1-2 in 2019 if I had to guess.
As mentioned above, I think we have a pretty good idea who they're going to be.