Final Mock Draft

By Jacob Seymour

Our latest based on most recent updates.

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garret, DL, Texas A&M. Best player in the draft fills a need for the Browns

2. San Francisco 49ers: Jamal Adams, S, LSU. Pairing Adams with Reid will give the 49ers a dynamic duo.

3. Chicago Bears: Marshon Lattimore, DB, Ohio State. The best DB in the draft is available and also fills a big need.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU. Blake Bortles needs a run game to help open up the pass game.

5. Tennessee Titans: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford. The Titans probably really want to trade this pick to draft Mike Williams. They’ll take the best player available and hope Williams is there at 18.

6. New York Jets: Christian Mccaffery, RB, Stanford. With the depth of the secondary in this draft the Jets go with a playmaker

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, DB, Ohio State. The Chargers defense will soon be known as the Silver Bolts because of all the Buckeyes on this defense.

8. Carolina Panthers: Johnathan Allen, DL, Alabama. Mccaffery is off the board they’ll look to drop the pick. Possible place for the Browns to move up. They’ll take the best player available if they keep the pick

9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama. We all know the Bengals don’t mind taking players with red flags.

10. Buffalo Bills: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple. Reddick stock has continues to soar couple days to the draft.

11. New Orleans Saints: OJ Howard, TE, Alabama. Howard is a Top 5 talent. Though, it is to hard to justify drafting a TE that high. The Saints offense has shown how hard life has been without Jimmy Graham.

12. Cleveland Browns: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina. The Browns should not be reaching this high for a QB, but this is the Browns we are talking about.

13. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson. A future #! WR in the NFL. The successor at Arizona when Fitzgerald retires.

14. Philadelphia Eagles: John Ross, WR, Philadelphia. Philly needs a guy to stretch the field. Plus the secondary is still bad. They will need to just try and outscore opponents.

15. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, DL, Tennessee. The Colts continue to build the team around the defense. Just like Pagano has always wanted.

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, DB, Alabama. The best DB available. In a division with Big Ben and AJ Green you need good DB’s.

17. Washington Redskins: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri. Washington needs to upgrade the pass rush

18. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Central Michigan. Has the potential to be the best WR from this class.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State. Another Top 10 player with character issues. The Bucs lost out on the Adrian Peterson sweepstakes and look to give Winston some help.

20. Denver Broncos: Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama. While he started at Alabama for 3 years on the left side. The right side is where he belongs in the NFL. The Broncos need more help than anyone can imagine on the OL.

21. Detroit Lions: David Nkoku, TE, Miami. Add another surprise in the first round. The Lions personnel has New England ties. We all know how deadly the Pats offense is with 2 TE’s. The Lions look to duplicate that.

22. Miami Dolphins: Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky. The Dolphins will look to move Tunsil to OT and that opens a spot and a need at OG.

23. New York Giants: Garrett Bolles, OL, Utah. The Giants need to move Flowers over to RT. Bolles has the ability to be a good LT in the NFL.

24. Oakland Raiders: Kevin King, DB, Washington. The Raiders gave up a lot of big plays in the passing game last year. With King’s size and speed. The Raiders look to limit those kind of plays.

25. Houston Texans: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss. The Texans surprise everyone. They’ll wait to address the QB situation in round 2 with Webb or Watson.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Adoree Jackson, DB, USC. The Seahawks need depth in the secondary. Having Jackson and Lockett would give the Seahawks great flexibility in the return game. This will maybe allow Lockett to focus on his WR skills.

27. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech. I believe that Mahomes will be the second QB off the board. I feel his skill set is exactly what Andy Reid wants. He has a quick, but funky, release. He is athletic and can make the throws in the West Coast offense.

28. Dallas Cowboys: TJ Watt, LB/DE. Wisconsin. Is Texas big enough to handle 2 Watt brothers?

29. Green Bay Packers: Tre’Davious White, DB, LSU. The Packers showed they are in need of some depth in the secondary.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame. Kizer is Big Ben, but 2 inches shorter. Putting him in a stable environment and culture will help minimize his character issues.

31. Atlanta Falcons: Quincy Wilson, DB, Florida. DB is a deep position this year. After they let the Pats throw wild on them in the Super Bowl the Falcons will add depth in the secondary.

32. New Orleans Saints: Takkarist McKinley, LB, UCLA. The Saints will look to add to their pass rush after going offense with their second pick. In a division with Cam, Ryan, and Winston. You need all the pass rushers you can get.

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Motsag Mock NFL Draft

Our Jacob Seymour offers up a mock draft that suggests the QB class is not as highly valued as some suggest. This of course reflects the futility of predicting trades.

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garret, DL, Texas A&M. Best player in the draft fills a need for the Browns

2. San Francisco 49ers: Marshon Lattimore, DB, Ohio State. Best DB prospect gives the 49ers a place to start rebuilding. Fournette could go here, but the OL is good enough to select a RB at #2

3. Chicago Bears: Malik Hooker, DB, Ohio State. Bears need playmakers in the secondary and they get the best play making safety since Ed Reed.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU. Blake Bortles needs a run game to help open up the pass game.

5. Tennessee Titans: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson. Best WR prospect, he proved how good he is against OSU and Bama. Mariotta needs a #1 WR.

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, DB, LSU. The Jets need talent and Adams is a complete safety. He will allow the Jets to do different things in the back end

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford. Chargers go best player available. Bosa and Thomas will be a scary future for opponents

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian Mccaffery, RB, Stanford. His versatility allows the Panthers to fill the holes they have in the offense.

9. Cincinnati Bengals: Johnathan Allen, DL, Alabama. Rumors of his shoulder injuries is what causes him to drop. With the Bengals talent he is worth the risk.

10. Buffalo Bills: John Ross, WR, Washington. This will be the surprise of the draft. Watkins has proven to be unreliable when it comes to staying healthy. That forces the Bills to try and find another playmaker

11. New Orleans Saints: OJ Howard, TE, Alabama. Howard is a Top 5 talent. Though, it is to hard to justify drafting a TE that high. The Saints offense has shown how hard life has been without Jimmy Graham.

12. Cleveland Browns: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama. Let’s hope Cleveland does the smart thing for once.

13. Arizona Cardinals: Corey Davis, WR, Central Michigan. A future #! WR in the NFL. The successor at Arizona when Fitzgerald retires.

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Tre’Davious White, DB, LSU. One of the best cover DB’s. In the draft. With Dez and Beckham in your division. You need all the DB help you can get. .

15. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, DL, Tennessee. The Colts continue to build the team around the defense. Just like Pagano has always wanted.

16. Baltimore Ravens: Gareon Conley, DB, Ohio State. Ravens get a steal here at 16. Conley should be a Top 10 pick. The Ravens have proven to go after guys with character issues (i.e Jimmy Smith).

17. Washington Redskins: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple. The guy is all over the field and will help bring speed to this defense.

18. Tennessee Titans: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri. Tennessee looks to improve the pass rush.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State. Another Top 10 player with character issues. The Bucs lost out on the Adrian Peterson sweepstakes and look to give Winston some help.

20. Denver Broncos: Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama. While he started at Alabama for 3 years on the left side. The right side is where he belongs in the NFL. The Broncos need more help than anyone can imagine on the OL.

21. Detroit Lions: David Nkoku, TE, Miami. Add another surprise in the first round. The Lions personnel has New England ties. We all know how deadly the Pats offense is with 2 TE’s. The Lions look to duplicate that.

22. Miami Dolphins: Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky. The Dolphins will look to move Tunsil to OT and that opens a spot and a need at OG.

23. New York Giants: Garrett Bolles, OL, Utah. The Giants need to move Flowers over to RT. Bolles has the ability to be a good LT in the NFL.

24. Oakland Raiders: Kevin King, DB, Washington. The Raiders gave up a lot of big plays in the passing game last year. With King’s size and speed. The Raiders look to limit those kind of plays.

25. Houston Texans: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina. I feel Trubusky is better than any QB on the Texans roster right now. So whatever they get out of him will only increase their playoff chances.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Adoree Jackson, DB, USC. The Seahawks need depth in the secondary. Having Jackson and Lockett would give the Seahawks great flexibility in the return game. This will maybe allow Lockett to focus on his WR skills.

27. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech. I believe that Mahomes will be the second QB off the board. I feel his skill set is exactly what Andy Reid wants. He has a quick, but funky, release. He is athletic and can make the throws in the West Coast offense.

28. Dallas Cowboys: TJ Watt, LB/DE. Wisconsin. Is Texas big enough to handle 2 Watt brothers?

29. Green Bay Packers: Marlon Humphrey, DB, Alabama. The Packers will take the best DB available,. After last season’s crazy injury bug in the secondary. Would not be surprised if they hold open tryouts just to get bodies back there.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame. Kizer is Big Ben, but 2 inches shorter. Putting him in a stable environment and culture will help minimize his character issues.

31. Atlanta Falcons: Quincy Wilson, DB, Florida. DB is a deep position this year. After they let the Pats throw wild on them in the Super Bowl the Falcons will add depth in the secondary.

32. New Orleans Saints: Takkarist McKinley, LB, UCLA. The Saints will look to add to their pass rush after going offense with their second pick. In a division with Cam, Ryan, and Winston. You need all the pass rushers you can get.

Big Buckeye Recruiting Saturday

By Trevor Arnold

To quote Mark Pantoni “Booooooooooom.”

Finally, a Saturday with Buckeye football is back. It has been too long without any college football, especially after Ohio State’s disappointing loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoffs. But the Spring Game is the official start to a new season.

As most people were waking up on Saturday, the Buckeyes got a surprise commit from Max Wray. A once commit for the Georgia Bulldogs, Wray is the #4 Offensive Tackle, according to 247sports.

Wray is 6-foot-6.5 and weighs 289. He has excellent size and power. Another Buckeye commit Emory Jones certainly liked the commitment from Wray, as he sends a welcome tweet to his new lineman.

During halftime of the Spring Game, Ohio State got another surprise commit. This time from Josh Proctor. Proctor is from Oklahoma, and was seen to be an Oklahoma lean. This is a big time get for the Buckeyes, and the fans will love having this 4-star safety.

Proctor at 6 ft-2, 190 pounds has great length and speed. Also great ball pursuit. Then when he finds the ball carrier, he puts a huge hit on them.

This Saturday has been a great day for Buckeye fans. With the addition of these two commits, Ohio State has 6 players ranked in the top 67 players, and all 7 players are ranked in the top 100.

Ohio State is now ranked 5th in the nation in recruiting with only 7 total recruits with the average grade being 97.5.

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Buckeyes Land Taron Vincent in 2018

By Trevor Arnold

Happy April 2, Buckeye fans as Ohio State adds a huge piece to the 2018 recruiting class. Taron Vincent, out of Bradenton, FL.

Vincent is the top ranked Defensive Tackle for the 2018 class. At 6-foot-2, 285 lbs, this kid will be an immediate impact on the defensive front.

Vincent was on an unofficial visit on March 30, and has committed to Ohio State today by way of Twitter. Vincent has had a great relationship with Larry Johnson since 2016 after Johnson visited him.

The 14th-ranked player in 2018 now marks 5 recruits already for Ohio State, and the recruiting season has only just begun. Ohio State is now ranked 2nd in the Big Ten in recruiting trailing only Penn State who has 12 recruits.

Buckeyes Offer Georgia’s Chris Smith

By Trevor Arnold

The Buckeyes were on the move today with another Georgia scholarship. This one goes to Chris Smith II, who was on an unofficial visit today at Ohio State.

Smith is 3-star cornerback out of Atlanta Hapeville. He stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 170 pounds. He is the fifteenth cornerback offered by OSU for the 2018 class.

People who haven’t been paying attention sometimes look at the 3 stars and assume Ohio State can do better.

But Smith has now been offered by Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan in addition to other top programs.

Remember a guy named Darron Lee, a 3-star quarterback drafted in first round as an NFL linebacker? Urban Meyer and staff have an elite eye for elite talent.

Of course offers like this often influence higher ratings so expect Smith’s ranking to increase throughout his senior year.

Smith has great speed and ball pursuit. It is still too early to tell where Smith will end up, but Buckeye fans should keep an eye on the Atlanta native.

Myles Martin, 2017 NCAAs

Here are photos of Myles Martin’s win in the 2017 NCAA

at Scottrade Center, St. Louis.

Kollin More, 2017 NCAA Qtrs

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