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OL Paris Johnson Jr. (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  2. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    NPF may be lucky that spring/summer is largely cancelled as it likely is going to crush Paris chance of taking his starting job.
     
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    It's more than just being in great shape; it's knowing your blocking assignments and the OL working as a unit. You just don't see a lot of true Freshman starting for the competitive Power 5 conference teams on their OL. It's great to have more than 5 guys that would be capable of starting on the OL. Having (quality) depth at any position is always a good thing.
     
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Exactly. There is a high probability he will be second team......
     
  5. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Not sure I buy that. NPF is also an athletic freak and he's been in the program a couple years. I would've been very surprised to see him get beaten out by PJ
     
  6. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    NPF would have been the favorite for sure given his time in the program. But Paris is the type of guy who had the ability to pass him, even if it was the less likely outcome of the two. With the practice reps though, NPF seems a lot more safe than he may have otherwise been is all I was saying.
     
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



     
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    "I will say this about the kid Paris, I think he has a nasty mean streak and I think that will go a long way when your technique might fail you a little bit," he said. "As long as you’re aggressive and you’re nasty and you’re mean, that can pay dividends for him if they decide to put him in the game as a freshman."
     
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Clip after clip on an eye-popping highlight reel shows Johnson driving helpless defenders into the ground or ushering them helpfully to the sideline, which is why every major program in the country was trying to pry him out of the state of Ohio. But the Cincinnati product stuck with the Buckeyes, and now he’s preparing for a transition to the next level and his chance to show why the expectations for his career are so high.

    “That was great [in high school], but now that I’ve early enrolled here, that stuff doesn’t mean anything unless I carry those same exact actions and mentality,” Johnson said in February during winter workouts. “I have to replicate it here. I can’t go from throwing dudes on the ground, they’re getting up, I’m diving on them in high school to [not doing it here]. It’s even more important now.

    “With the help of [strength coach] Mick [Marotti] in the weight room, [offensive line coach Greg] Studrawa once we started doing field work in spring ball, they’re gonna put me in the best position so I can get back to doing that at the college level. I feel like a lot of people will say in high school I was looking like Orlando Pace was in college. I want to be able to do what Orlando Pace did in college. He was throwing people around like he was at Princeton High School, you know what I mean? Like grown men in college. That’s everybody’s goal. I would like to be able to do that here.”
     
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    The comments are filled with hilarity. Bunch of people that don’t realize just how highly ranked he was, and where he played in HS and just how good the competition is in said area.
     
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  14. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    that was against a good Fairfield team that actually won that game. Colerain smoked Princeton the next week. Paris still played well.
     
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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    2. OL Paris Johnson
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    The Buckeyes’ offensive line starters seem set barring injury, and it is a great group of guys up front. From left to right it is expected to be Thayer Munford, Harry Miller, Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis and Nicholas Petit-Frere. But Paris Johnson is too good not to be in the mix and if anyone goes down or falters I look for Johnson to be the next man up. And then next season I look for Johnson to take Munford’s place as the starter at left-tackle and be an All-American candidate the year after.
     

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