They didn't call a block in the back. They called a blindside block, which is interesting since the MSU player looked at Browning before getting blocked. If they had called a block in the back, you might be able to argue it. It was a terrible call as a blindside block.
Fast enough to consistently pull away from high school competition in the open field. I don't see it with him.
He didn't play well at the Opening I don't think. Plus, he seems to be a DT/DE hybrid, which is great for versatility, but he took a hit when they reclassified him as a DT (from DE).
Guess I'll trust the staff on Miyan. He seems similar to a few recent Ohio products, De'veon Smith and Michael Warren. Solid, decent guys, but without the top end speed to be a #1 at an elite school. I'd definitely prefer Bradford if they only take one back.
6) Notre Dame
10) Penn State
Even if they do take another QB in the class, it's still a better situation than most major programs since they didn't take anyone last year and Fields is almost assuredly gone after next. So, Miller is basically at worst on even footing with the other guys versus being a year or two behind anyone he would have to compete with when Fields does leave.
Probably in the minority on this, but I always felt he was overrated at OSU. He was better as a center than a guard IMO, but was pretty weak as a pass-blocker in particular. As a Bengals fan, I was not happy that they drafted him in the 1st round.
I also don't think his game translates to the NFL all that well. He was more of a guy that was stronger than the other guy rather than one with good technique like Elflein. That works against the Indianas, Rutgers, and Michigans of the world, but in the NFL where there are plenty of guys that are just as strong, it doesn't.
Since 2015, they have drafted 4 OL in the first two rounds. Zero of them started today. Two are already gone and Price doesn't even look like an NFL lineman at this point.
Saw Dekel Crowdus returned a punt 92 yards for IMG. Didn't realize he transferred there. Will be interesting to see if he makes it into this class. WR spots are competitive but he provides a different skill set than most other guys.
McMillan transferred to Woodward from Hughes. Harris plays for Akron SVSM.
I was actually surprised that Dobbins played every series in the 1st half. Would have like to have seen at least one where they put the backup (McCall or Teague) in to get some carries. Not sure JK will be able to last the whole season playing every series like that, so these early games are good time to get him some rest and keep the carries down.
They're almost definitely the favorites with the Chiefs, but I think this game says more about the Steelers. They don't look very good.
Bengals have bigger issues than Dalton at this point. Like the horrendous offensive line. They aren't going anywhere this year, so might as well have a somewhat competent veteran placeholder QB lead them while they get more talent for the future.
Interesting since their true freshman QB is looking good tonight and their soph starting QB who is out for the year will come back next year with a redshirt. They will have quite a loaded QB room next year.
Colorado is solid. Nebraska is overhyped, but I expect them to be improved from last year. Probably 2nd or 3rd in the West.
Will be interesting to see if JK gets drafted higher than Weber. Don't think he'll run as fast as Mike at the combine.
Really seems like this is going to be a 2 man class with one big and one wing. Though I guess they would have to wait until spring to fill one of those slots? I don't know if you can have more recruits sign in the early period than open scholarships or not.
It doesn't seem that the basketball experts are as good as the football guys in predicting where guys end up, which is less a slight on them and moreso the fact that: 1) there are a lot more teams competing for top guys since the classes are so much smaller, 2) two widely spaced signing periods, 3) AAU and money, which from reports has led kids to commit to schools at the last minute that they may otherwise not have been considering. Zion was like this and I have no doubt he got a hefty payday from Nike to go to Duke.
As for OSU specifically, might be the newness of the staff and maybe they aren't as chatty as the football coaches.
Agree. I like VAR. I prefer they get the calls right, which they did in the Man City-Tottenham game. The rule is dumb, but don't blame VAR for that.
Did not see that thrashing from United, though Chelsea were a bit unlucky with the post a couple of times. Otherwise, pretty much as expected this weekend. Good start for my Gunners with a road win and clean sheet even though they were missing a bunch of key people and played a very young squad. Some good games next weekend: Tottenham-Man City, Man U-Wolves, and Chelsea-Leicester.
Hoping Arsenal can outscore people enough to finish in the top 4. I think they'll be better than United and maybe Chelsea and Tottenham. I don't think City and Liverpool (especially) are going to run away like they did last year. City will probably 3 peat, but it'll be a battle with the other top 6, except United, who I think are going to battle Everton and Wolves for 6th.