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Urban Meyer told reporters on Wednesday that they will consider using redshirt freshman QB Tate Martell in red zone packages.

The Buckeyes' offense has put up big numbers in 2018, but those numbers could be even better if not for some gaffes in the red zone. A quarterback like Martell could help with that, as he adds an element that starter Dwayne Haskins doesn't. Since the former five-star commit has already used a redshirt, there'd be no worries about "burning" the season. This could make an already dynamic offense a little bit -- or maybe a lot -- better.
Oct 17 - 6:34 PM

The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs lists the 49ers as the team most likely to land Ohio State junior DE Nick Bosa.

Bosa also gives the Buccaneers, Cardinals, Colts and Raiders as teams that have a chance to land the star edge-rusher, who announced he was leaving Ohio State and entering the 2019 draft. The 49ers are a disappointing 1-5 to start the year, and as Crabbs notes, they have a brutal upcoming schedule left. San Francisco won't need to draft a quarterback high with Jimmy Garoppolo coming back from his ACL injury, so if they do get the top pick, Bosa would make an awful lot of sense.
Oct 17 - 6:21 PM

Ohio State junior DE Jonathon Cooper (head) has been medically cleared for Saturday's game against Purdue.

Cooper (6'3/238) did not play in Saturday's game against Minnesota. He was put through the concussion protocol after sustaining a head injury versus Indiana the previous weekend. Prior to sustaining that injury, the junior lineman had registered eight tackles (3.0 for loss) with one sack on the campaign. Assuming a smooth remainder to the practice week, Cooper figures to be good to go against the Boilermakers on Saturday.
Oct 16 - 8:52 PM

Ohio State junior DE Nick Bosa (abdomen) will not return to the Buckeyes this season and will instead begin training for the 2019 NFL draft once he's cleared to do so.

Bosa's season ended before it began when he suffered a core muscle injury in the victory over TCU on September 15. What followed was surgery. We were told he was going to be re-evaluated in November -- Bosa will still meet with Dr. William Meyers for a follow-up next month -- but his return was never a guarantee. The preseason All-American accumulated four sacks, scored a TD on a fumble recovery, and forced a fumble that was ultimately returned for a TD by a teammate before his injury. The Athletic's Dane Brugler and Bleacher Report's Matt Miller have already tweeted that Bosa is and will remain the No. 1 overall player on their respective draft boards. Assuming his health problems are behind him, Bosa is pretty close to being a top-five lock come April. The top-three picks in last year's draft each signed contracts worth more than $30 million. Bosa is making the correct decision here in investing in his future, difficult as it may be to walk away from a title chase.
Oct 16 - 12:12 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang lists Ohio State redshirt junior WR K.J. Hill as one of the top risers from Week 7 for his performance against Minnesota.

Hill was exceptional with 187 yards and two scores, and made one of the best catches of the week with a one-handed grab and sprint into the end zone against the Gophers. Rang notes the catch may remind others of Odell Beckham, but his overall game is more like his former LSU teammate: Jarvis Landry. "Like Landry, Hill lacks ideal straight-line speed but he is a quality athlete with excellent body control, a compact build and, of course, excellent hands." This is definitely a name to monitor going forward; he could be one of the first wideouts off the board if he enters the 2019 draft.
Oct 15 - 4:21 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang lists Ohio State redshirt junior WR K.J. Hill as one of the top risers from Week 7 for his performance against Minnesota.

Hill was exceptional with 187 yards and two scores, and made one of the best catches of the week with a one-handed grab and sprint into the end zone against the Gophers. Rang notes the catch may remind others of Odell Beckham, but his overall game is more like his former LSU teammate: Jarvis Landry. "Like Landry, Hill lacks ideal straight-line speed but he is a quality athlete with excellent body control, a compact build and, of course, excellent hands." This is definitely a name to monitor going forward; he could be one of the first wideouts off the board if he enters the 2019 draft.
Oct 15 - 4:21 PM

Ohio State redshirt junior WR K.J. Hill went off in Saturday's 30-14 win against Minnesota, turning nine catches into 187 yards and two touchdowns.

If you haven't seen Hill's one-handed catch and sprint to the end zone in the second quarter, click the link at the bottom of this blurb. We'll wait. Sick, right? Hill added a 27-yard TD catch from Dwayne Haskins with two minutes and change left to put the game on ice. Hill was already heading towards a career year before this career-best game. This was his second career 100-yard game.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 4:04 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins went 33-of-44 for 455 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 30-14 victory over Minnesota.

This is the second consecutive game that Haskins went exactly 33-for-44 with over 400 yards. Haskins continues to make his Heisman case with 2,331 yards on 72% completions and just south of 10.0 ypa with a 28/4 TD/INT ratio. This is going to be a special season for the Buckeye gunslinger. If things keep trending in this direction, he could be one of the first two or three quarterbacks off the board in April.
Oct 13 - 3:52 PM

ESPN's Tom VanHaaren lists Ohio State DT Tommy Togiai as the top freshman contributor for the Buckeyes in 2018

Togiai was a big get for the Buckeyes, and the 6-foot-3, 292-pound defender has been a solid contributor for Ohio State. As VanHaaren notes, the stats aren't overwhelming (six total tackles), but his ability to plus the gaps and allow other defenders to make plays has been impressive; particularly for such a young player. He should help the Buckeyes more and more as the season progresses.
Source: ESPN
Oct 10 - 3:16 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that redshirt junior OL Branden Bowen (leg) is "close" to a return.

Bowen (6'7/312) has not played since breaking his leg against Maryland last October. He's had three surgeries on the leg, which has been frustratingly slow to heal. Meyer told reporters that "there's a chance" the redshirt junior could return in the near future. We're guessing he won't be ready for this weekend's game against Minnesota, but perhaps we'll see the lineman back on the field against Purdue. The Buckeyes will have their bye week following that showdown with the Boilermakers.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 9 - 7:37 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline had redshirt junior DT Dre'Mont Jones selected with the No. 10 overall pick in his latest mock.

Pauline's quick-hitting analysis is that "Jones is a terrific pass rusher who will grow into a stout run defender." Jones has been a monster this season recording a sack in 4-of-6 games this year and forced a fumble against Indiana. Even in a 2019 class that's loaded with defensive talent Jones has a solid chance of going inside the top-10 picks.
Oct 7 - 11:47 AM

The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs believes Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins is likely to be a one-and-done.

This may seem like an obvious statement but players decide to stay in school all the time, especially with the sport of football. Crabbs explains his reasoning, "Haskins’ play continues to exceed expectations. And to put it mildly, the 2019 QB class looks like it’s pretty hopeless otherwise." As long as Haskins continues to play well we think it's very likely he declares and is one of the top quarterbacks selected in the upcoming draft.
Oct 7 - 10:51 AM

Ohio State redshirt junior WR Parris Campbell caught nine passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-26 win over Indiana.

Campbell broke his single-game career-high in receptions, tied his single-game career-high in touchdowns (2), and his 142 receiving yards were the second-most of his career. The redshirt junior hasn't filled the stat sheet as much as he can because the Buckeyes are loaded at all skill positions, but don't get it twisted. Campbell can ball out. Today he caught a pass in the flats with nobody around, and he took off like a Ferrari for 71 yard touchdown. Campbell and Ohio State will keep things going next week against Minnesota.
Oct 6 - 8:57 PM

Ohio State sophomore RB J.K. Dobbins rushed for 82 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries in Saturday's 49-26 win over Indiana.

Dobbins was given ten carries in the first quarter -- he scored a one yard touchdown on one of them -- but it was a relatively quiet game (3.16 YPC) on a big workload for the explosive runner. In fact, Dobbins wasn't even able to have a 10+ yard run on any of his 26 carries, but this is more of an outlier performance. Dobbins is a good player and he'll likely bounce back next week against Minnesota.
Oct 6 - 8:47 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins completed 33-of-44 passes for 455 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 49-26 win over Indiana.

The six touchdown passes and 455 passing yards were both career-highs for the Heisman hopeful. Haskins (6'3/225) showed off his touch/accuracy and quality arm strength all game long, and he certainly helped his case as a future first-round NFL Draft Pick. Don't worry about his two interceptions either, as both came on plays where he was hit by Hoosiers as he was releasing the ball. This was simply a passing game clinic for Ohio State. Haskins and the Buckeyes will bring a 6-0 record into Minnesota next week.
Oct 6 - 8:35 PM


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