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NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes Urban Meyer was "overselling Braxton Miller's pro potential" at Big Ten Media Days.

"I believe the Ohio State head coach was overselling Braxton Miller's pro potential at Big Ten Media Days. While the senior standout is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous playmakers in college football, he is not "close" (as Meyer suggested on Monday) to joining the ranks of the elite quarterbacks in the 2015 class based on what I've seen from the Buckeyes' star over the past few years," Brooks wrote. Brooks also added that the Miller's "game isn't polished enough to thrust him into the conversation with Jameis Winston, Brett Hundley, Marcus Mariota and even Connor Cook as one of the top quarterbacks in the class." It's imperative that Miller develop during his final year under Meyer, to silence all his critics heading into next year's draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 29 - 5:34 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman ranks Ohio State OC Tom Herman as the No. 1 coordinator that is in line for a head coach job.

"Herman is brilliant (he actually is a MENSA member) but also a terrific communicator and well-respected by his peers," Feldman writes. Herman has worked under Mack Brown, Paul Rhoads and obviously Urban Meyer. His Buckeye offense has a good amount of talent heading into 2014, but his biggest test is continuing the development of Braxton Miller.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 29 - 2:37 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller has dropped his body fat from 10 to 7 percent, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Despite the drop in body fat, Miller is actually up eight pounds and weighs in at 220. "I feel fast, clean." Nutrition has become a big part of some NFL teams' success, most recently with the Eagles. Many are seemingly already writing off Miller as a quarterback prospect. We are not one of them. He has plenty of areas to improve, however.
Jul 28 - 2:44 PM

Despite OSU senior Braxton Miller earning a RB grade from a scouting service, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes the Buckeye is a viable QB prospect.

During the "first half of last season, Miller was a better RB prospect than at QB," Brugler tweeted. "But he showed clear improvement down the stretch. Loads of potential." We are closer to Brugler's stance than the scouting service. Miller missed a good portion of the 2013 season, but we are excited to see if he develops during his final year under Urban Meyer.
Jul 25 - 2:33 PM

One scouting service gave Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller a RB only grade, according to NFL.com's Andy Fenelon.

This fascinates us. While Miller is certainly still in the novice stages of his passing progression and has missed a large amount of time with injuries, it is early to be calling for a position switch. Miller had a difficult time choosing to stay or go following last season, but we are excited to see if there has been more development in 2014.
Jul 24 - 4:38 PM

Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman is "a moving chess piece" and "plays an underrated role as a blocker in the run game," according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"OSU TE Jeff Heuerman isn't a big play target. But he's a moving chess piece that plays an underrated role as a blocker in the run game," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-5, 255 pound Heuerman is coming into his own as a blocking, receiving and route running threat for Ohio State and finished last season third on the team with 26 receptions and 466 receiving yards. The Ohio State prospect has played in 23 games over the past two seasons and started in nine games last year.
Jul 8 - 11:19 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Ohio State senior WR Devin Smith is a "strong vertical route runner" with "deceiving top-end speed."

"OSU WR Devin Smith is the teams top returning target. Strong vertical route runner. Deceiving top-end speed and tracks the ball well," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-1, 200 pound Smith had 44 catches for 660 yards in 2013 for the Buckeyes. Smith should be the focal point of an unproven receiving unit, and he should expect a heavier workload going into this season.
Jul 8 - 8:43 AM

Ohio State announces freshman DL Tracy Sprinkle is no longer a member of the football team.

"Sprinkle's status will be re-evaluated after all legal issues are resolved," Marcus Hartman tweeted. The defensive lineman was recently arrested after a bar "brawl" and faces three charges, including cocaine possession. He had already been suspended indefinitely following the initial report.
Jul 7 - 12:24 PM

Ohio State Buckeyes freshman DL Tracy Sprinkle was arrested Friday for an altercation at a local bar and suspended indefinitely, According to a report from ElevenWarriors.com.

The redshirt freshman was named the 2012 Associated Press first-team all-Ohio selection and Division I co-defensive player of the year. As a senior at Elyria High School, Sprinkle recorded 19 sacks and 30 total tackles-for-loss among his 103 tackles.
Jul 5 - 5:49 PM

Ohio State 2015 DE recruit Jashon Cornell compared himself and fellow 2015 OLB recruit Justin Hilliard to a Terrell Suggs/Ray Lewis combination.

Hilliard (6-foot-2, 230 pounds), from Cincinnati, is the No. 21 ranked overall prospect, while Cornell (6-4, 260), from Saint Paul, Minn., is the consensus No. 37 recruit. Both started Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's Fourth of July celebration early by committing on Wednesday. While the duo is easy to dream on, one shouldn't forget that commitments are non-binding.
Jul 2 - 2:43 PM

Ohio State secured a verbal commitment from four-star 2015 DE recruit Jashon Cornell.

Rivals ranks Cornell as the No. 6 recruit at his position and the top product out of Minnesota. Last year, freshman Joey Bosa jumped out as a breakout star, and Cornell's first season in 2015 could be Bosa's last.
Jul 2 - 10:52 AM

Ohio State landed two big 2015 recruits on Wednesday in four-star ILB Justin Hilliard and four-star DE Jashon Cornell.

Hilliard is the top ranked inside linebacker by Rivals and the No. 2 recruit in Ohio. The Buckeyes have a history of developing off line of scrimmage linebackers, and Hilliard hopes to continue the streak.
Jul 2 - 10:31 AM

Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman is recovering from foot surgery which took place in March.

The foundation of the injury was a sprain. "Heuerman isn’t back to full speed yet, but he is out of the protective boot he had worn for a couple of months," Buckeye Extra writes. Mel Kiper recently deemed Heuerman as a "sleeper" at the position.
Jun 16 - 1:26 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller has entered the "soft-passing" phase of his shoulder rehab.

Miller underwent offseason shoulder surgery. "He’s on schedule, I think, a little ahead of schedule," head coach Urban Meyer said. "His demeanor is fantastic. His attitude is great." Miller missed a large portion of last season, but should be 100 percent heading into his final year with the Buckeyes.
Jun 16 - 12:59 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper sees Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman as a sleeper.

"I'd consider Heuerman a sleeper because his athletic credentials are pretty impressive, as he's a great leaper (they have him at higher than 36 inches) and a really strong kid who I think will run pretty well when it's time," Kiper wrote. "At 6-foot-5 and nearly 260 pounds, he has decent length and plenty of size." The analyst believes Braxton Miller will target Heuerman more in 2014, which should allow him to easily surpass the 26 catches he collected past season. He's a tight end to target in Big 10 leagues.
Jun 15 - 12:53 AM


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