The 2012 roster had 22 players that would get selected in the NFL Draft. 16 of the players were recruited/signed by Jim Tressel, 6 of the players were signed by Urban Meyer.
5 of the 22 drafted players were starters in 2012: Braxton Miller and Mewhort on offense, Johnathan Hankins, Bradley Roby and Christian Bryant on defense.
Another player who was on the 2012 roster and selected in the NFL Draft was Noah Spence. The Meyer recruit transferred to Eastern Kentucky, but did have his name called in the draft.
The 2016 roster has 14 players selected in the NFL Draft...to date: Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker, Gareon Conley, Curtis Samuel, Raekwon McMillan, Pat Elfein (on both 2012 and 2012 teams), Noah Brown, Denzel Ward, Billy Price, Tyquan Lewis, Jerome Baker, Sam Hubbard, Jayln Holmes and Jamarco Jones.
The 2012 roster had three 1st Round Draft picks: Ryan Shazier (15), Bradley Roby (31) and Taylor Decker (16). However, Decker was a Meyer recruit.
The 2016 roster had five 1st Round Draft picks...to date: Marshon Lattimore (11), Malik Hooker (15), Gareon Conley (24), Denzel Ward (4) and Billy Price (21).
Players from the 2016 roster who have a decent chance of getting selected in this year's draft: Nick Bosa, Dwayne Haskins, Mike Weber, Parris Campbell, Michael Jordan, Isaiah Prince, Terry McLaurin and Dre'Mont Jones.
If all nine players above get selected, that will put the 2016 roster at 23 drafted Buckeyes. With more guys from that 2016 roster to get drafted in 2020.
In all, I give the edge to the 2016 roster. They have more 1st round picks and will have more overall selections when it is over.
Thanks. You'd think that by now, my fingers would know the difference between the 0 and 1 on the number pad...smdh.
Yes, he is listed in the second table (1988) at the bottom of the piece.
I don't remember Evans mentioning anything about the mini-movies.
My guess is that they will still be filmed.
Speaking of Talking Dead, the show-runner hinted at big announcements coming and that the 2020 season will be epic.
Michael Evans (QFM 96 Hollywood Insider) reported late last week that AMC has made the decision to cancel The Walking Dead.
If that is true, the big announcements might be that the series is going to end next year. Instead of closing shop now, AMC probably told The Walking Dead that they will give them one more season to wrap everything up. If this is true, expect a lot more action and pace to the story next year as the series comes to a close.
Would you trade the Purdue loss with the Michigan win if it meant Meyer returning as head coach for another three seasons?
Meyer would lose his perfect record against That Team, but Ohio State would have another three seasons with the active coach with the highest winning percentage in college football.
Great eye. I went back and forth on that decision. Ended up going with Mack because of upside. Also, before Mack was injured at Purdue, it appeared to me that he was one of the receivers Haskins most relied on (Campbell being the other).
I agree with you, but unfortunately those guys don't have recruiting ratings.
You might have only listed four Cooper receivers to make it a fairer competition, but you still have room for one more. Who else from the Cooper era would you add to your list?
You are correct about the Independence alum having 3 stars from Rivals. However, he does not have a composite rating from 247sports and that's what I need.
This Weber 'crute from Texas, is he a relative of Mike Weber from Detroit?
Yeah, they're cousins...
SilverHaven, seriously though, thanks. Typist made a typo and it's now fixed.
Good question. Unfortunately, those guys aren't listed in 247's database for Ohio State commits.
2017 Class (Curtis)
2018 Class (Vanatsky)
Good news. I am working on creating the all-time Ohio State roster data base. When that is finished, the list above will include every quarterback that has ever appeared on an Ohio State roster.
Be prepared, as the Non-rated list will be ridiculously long.
I agree that Troy Smith was very good. I think the championship game against Florida has tainted the way some fans remember his career at Ohio State. Also wish he didn't handicap himself during his senior year by trying to stay in the pocket for too long to prove he was a pro-style quarterback.
I will be very pleased and happy if Justin Fields plays like Troy Smith 2.0. If Fields can see the field and throw like Smith did as a senior, run like Smith did as a junior, I believe Buckeye fans will be very happy. Then again, that is an awful lot to ask for as Smith is a top 5 quarterback at Ohio State.