2019 NFL draft class much like 2006


With 9 gamers chosen Ohio State had one other spectacular exhibiting within the 2019 NFL Draft.  Solely Alabama had extra gamers chosen.

This group was the third largest for Ohio State over the past 20 years, trailing solely the 2004 class which had 14 and the 2016 class that had 12.  The 2006 class additionally had 9.

City Meyer made the shrewd transfer to capitalize on the spectacle the draft has grow to be by showcasing this system as a pipeline to the NFL.

The truth is, Ohio State has all the time developed NFL-caliber gamers. Selling the model is simply simpler now.

As soon as the mud settles from the hoopla, what issues most is how these guys carry out on the sphere.

I suppose how they act off the sphere is most necessary, however I sometimes stick to job efficiency as the first variable. By comparability, how will this group of gamers fare to current lessons?

Measuring as much as the 2016 class will probably be tough.  Joey Bosa, Michael Thomas, Taylor Decker and Ezekiel Elliott are elite gamers, doubtlessly working towards Corridor of Fame careers.

Darron Lee, Eli Apple, Vonn Bell and Nick Vannett are all stable starters. That could be a 75-percent hit fee proper now.

I nonetheless can’t imagine they didn’t win a second title in 2015. I digress.

The potential is there to be nearly as good because the 2006 class that included Nick Mangold, A.J. Hawk, Santonio Holmes, Donte Whitner and Rob Sims.

Mangold began 164 video games, made six Professional Bowls and was All-Professional twice over 11 years.  He’s Corridor of Fame worthy.

Hawk, Sims, Whitner and Holmes have been all top-of-the-line within the league at their place for the higher a part of their careers.

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I believe the 2019 group will probably be higher than the 2004 class which was respectable, however not nice general. Out of the 14 gamers drafted, Will Smith, Chris Gamble, Will Allen and Michael Jenkins have been the one stars.

Ben Hartsock additionally performed for 10 years however the remainder of the category fizzled.

The three guys that I believe will shine on this class are Nick Bosa, Michael Jordan and Terry McLaurin. Parris Campbell, Dre’Mont Jones and Dwayne Haskins will probably be good.

I really feel slightly unhealthy for Mike Weber as a result of I believe he’s constructed for the NFL.  He gained’t get many reps taking part in behind Elliott.

I hope I’m unsuitable however I count on Isaiah Prince and Kendall Sheffield to have quick stints.

Subsequent: The Zeke and Mike present could possibly be a very good one

If six out of 9 hit, that will probably be an enormous success and make them top-of-the-line draft lessons in Ohio State historical past.


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