The NFL Draft is over. Now what?
Well, after perusing the Ohio State beat over the last couple days, it looks like we’re going to be hit with a lot of NFL Draft analyses, projections for next year’s draft, and, of course, the adventures of Ohio State recruiting. As long as we can ride out the high of all of the above until a live sport graces our TVs again, I think we can survive this.
From around Land-Grant Holy Land...
Charles Doss, LGHL
You certainly didn’t think the Ohio State recruiting staff took the weekend off for the NFL Draft, did you?
Meredith Hein, LGHL
I’m not a Browns fan like our friend Meredith here, but I definitely understand the frustration that arose when the Browns drafted Michigan wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones over a statistically better K.J. Hill. Anyone know someone in the Browns’ front office? I have questions.
Gene Ross, LGHL
Quite a few former Buckeyes didn’t hear their name called by Roger Goodell over the weekend, and instead signed with teams as undrafted free agents. Gene weighs in on which of these UDFAs have the potential to find success in the league.
Connor Lemons, LGHL
It’s nowhere near official, but the rumor mill is gaining traction on the possibility. So, here we are.
From around the gridiron...
There is no place to develop as an offensive lineman, defensive end, defensive back, wide receiver, running back, or football player, than Ohio State.
There is no place to develop as an OFFENSIVE LINEMAN than @OhioStateFB‼️ In the last 19 years - Ohio State has had the most O-Lineman drafted, with 20‼️ Ohio State has a long history of GREAT Offensive Lineman and it shows‼️ #GoBucks #OLPride https://t.co/wJAaCxOz1W— Greg Studrawa (@CoachStudOL) April 26, 2020
Seriously, is it just me, or is this true of every position on the roster? I swear I see a tweet every other hour with a new statistic about how Ohio State has the most this and the best that. Or maybe that’s selective seeing on my part. Either way, go bucks.
Like, it’s not just me right?...
Kyle Jones, Eleven Warriors
It’s never too early to start talking about next year’s draft (because there’s nothing! else! to! talk! about!)
So, when you think about next year’s potential first and second-rounders, your mind probably goes straight to Shaun Wade, Justin Fields, Chris olave, etc.
(Speaking of which: Justin Fields, Shaun Wade and Chris Olave projected as first-round picks in multiple way-too early mock NFL drafts — Kevin Harrish, Eleven Warriors)
However, Kyle Jones of Eleven Warriors explains via film study that linebackers Pete Werner and Tuf Borland are among the top guys that NFL teams will find rather appealing come 2021.
Austin Ward, Lettermen Row
Wouldn’t it be frustrating to spend just about every minute of your existence working to develop a football team into the best in the country, only to have the best players on said team leave as soon as your team...becomes the best in the country?
You’d think so, but head coach Ryan Day said he’s “embraced it.”
Which is probably why he is the head coach of the best team in the country and we are not.
Four-star 2021 offensive tackle JC Latham—the No. 36 ranked overall prospect in the nation according to 247Sports Composite—tweeted a cryptic message that might suggest he’s about to announce his decision.
It’a time to make some business decisions...real adult like choices.— JC Latham (@TKJaayy) April 27, 2020
He also has eleven 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions— all eleven of them predicting Ohio State.
We here at LGHL definitely don’t want to jump to any conclusions but...
Not to pull a Lincoln Riley, but... https://t.co/Iv6G1SImcy— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) April 27, 2020
Patrick Murphy, Bucknuts
Now that J.K. Dobbins is off to do work in Baltimore, its time to find the next man up. Running back coach Tony Alford gave some updates on the RB candidates and how he’s monitoring their progress and rehab while social distancing.
From around the hardwood...
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Ohio State has participated in the CBS Sports Classic since 2014 and it has been announced that they will continue to do so through at least three more seasons. The Buckeyes are expected to face North Carolina in a neutral-site on Dec. 19 2020.
Updated CBS Sports Classic matchups for next three seasons, per release:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 27, 2020
2020: UCLA/Kentucky, North Carolina/Ohio State
2021: UCLA/Ohio State, Kentucky/North Carolina
2022: UCLA/North Carolina, Kentucky/Ohio State
From everywhere else...
As some states begin to lift social distancing rules, the NBA updated its guidelines regarding the use of facilities for training and practice.
Sources: If an NBA team facility’s city is no longer subject to stay-at-home order, it may make facility open potentially starting May 8:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 27, 2020
- Individual workouts; no more than four players permitted at facility at one time
- Max of one team staffer in person
Do college football next.
Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine is “reopening” Ohio, with a few disclaimers:
PLAN TO REOPEN OHIO: May 12 consumer retail and services can reopen. Face mask wearing still strongly recommended.— NBC4 Columbus (@nbc4i) April 27, 2020
Salons and restaurants will need to wait to reopen their doors. “We are not there yet," @GovMikeDeWine said Monday when announcing phase one of Ohio’s plan to reopen the economy.https://t.co/yGnjAYh66I— NBC4 Columbus (@nbc4i) April 27, 2020
Friendly reminder to continue wearing masks and practice social distancing as much as possible. We’re not even close to being out of the woods.