CANTON,Ohio- I can’t tell you how ticked off I get when I hear people say things along the lines of, Well the Browns should just draft all Ohio State players, or the Browns would be so much better if they just drafted nothing but Buckeyes.
So what your’re telling me is there are no bad players that come out of Ohio State?
Now, grant it, the Buckeyes consistently are in the top 5 or 10 in recruiting year in and year out, but that doesn’t mean that those players skills will translate to the NFL.
Would I have liked to see Elliott get taken by the Browns? Absolutely, but running backs aren’t takin’ high in the draft like they used to be because of durability issues. It’s almost as if you wait till you know your a 6 win team or better without a big game back, then you make the move to get the back you want.
Dallas has some issues, but if their defense is good and Romo stays healthy, look out!
I have an opinion of Joey Bosa as well. I really do question his character. My understanding is the Chargers won’t give him a signing bonus and some other things in the contract aren’t what he feels is fair.
Here’s my advice for Bosa. Your’re already losing respect with your new team, your’re falling behind when is comes to knowing the defensive plays. You act like your’re not going to get paid.
Sign your contract, play your butt off. Then if you still feel disrespected, become a free agent after your rookie contract and sign elsewhere.
Believe it or not, I think that would be one of the worst things that Cleveland could do is strictly draft Ohio State players. In case those of you that make those comments haven’t noticed, the SEC, PAC 12, Big 12, ACC along with other conferences produce a lot of excellent players.
I still have questions as to if CarDale Jones will be able to read defenses and make quick decisions, especially once he gets into the red zone and the field shrinks.
You can have the biggest, strongest arm in the world. If you can’t read defenses and make accurate throws, you’ll find yourself out of the NFL sooner than later.
I would have liked Cleveland to take Michael Thomas at WR and maybe Taylor Decker and left tackle.
Another problem with always drafting Buckeyes for me? The systems being ran don’t always match. It’s more difficult then people think for defensive linemen and linebackers who normally have played in a 4-3 system to switch to a 3-4 system and the other way around.
Quarterbacks are running more spread offenses than ever before in college and sometimes they have a difficult time with three and five step drop passes whereas in a shotgun, all they have to do is throw the football to the right place, no need for good footwork.
I just wish people would stop with the ridiculous comments of NFL teams strictly drafting from the closest major college. The Saints would draft from LSU, Steelers from Penn st and maybe even the Pittsburgh Panthers, Packers from Wisconsin. How would Dallas go about drafting? They have Texas, maybe Texas Tech? How about Texas A&M? Or should the Houston Texans just draft A&M.
You get my point. Having the pros always drafting the players like that is stupid and if you think that’s smart, we’d probably never be able to have an intelligent on that topic.
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