Good stuff. Had another suggestion: I think what would be cool to see, though difficult to do, is this year's class average for OSU for the scholarship athletes. This is a mix of 2013 through 2017. Then compare this to the top teams in the country. I think it is pretty clear that OSU would rank 2nd, behind Alabama each year or most. But it would be interesting to see what OSU looked like last year in comparison to Clemson? My guess is we would have the edge in overall talent probably by a considerable margin. Probably had more NFL draftees this year, though have not done the research. Unfortunately, they had the edge in QB and offensive play calling.
Sometimes having the edge in one key player is enough to overcome an overall superior team on average on paper