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RB J.K. Dobbins (2017 B1G CG MVP)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie '13&14 BPCFFB II Champ

  2. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    How is his ankle? Wonder when he gets cleared if he isn't already to start running etc? I like this kids attitude and work ethic. Guy has a chip on his shoulder and those guys always have something to prove.
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  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Gotta say that I'm happy that things didn't work out with Akers. This kid wants to be a Buckeye and stuck with it through his rehab. Was an absolute freak at The Opening and I'm going to guess that he's going to be really good here.
  4. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. '14 Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    If he's healed up ... he's probably playing this fall...
  5. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    Was cleared to play at the game but didn't as a precaution - should be full go already
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    2017 Recruiting Snapshot: J.K. Dobbins


    The Player

    J.K. Dobbins is a 5-foot-9 200-pound tailback from La Grange, Texas, and is rated the No. 2 all-purpose back in the nation per 247Sports and No. 4 running back per Rivals. He missed all of 2016 with an ankle injury. In 2015, he rushed for 2,741 yards on 288 carries with 35 touchdowns. The season before that, while splitting carries, he rushed for 2,230 yards and 37 touchdowns on just 183 carries. Dobbins also held offers Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Texas A&M, California and Arkansas.

    As a runner, Dobbins is completely comfortable in traffic and has the vision to move through it as if football was choreographed. According to his head coach Matt Kates, he could also be a D-I slot receiver if he wanted. Dobbins has been hand-timed at 4.30 in the 40-yard dash in the last year and was a state finalist in the Texas High School 100 meters as a freshman. He also played a little bit of quarterback when the need would arise.

    The Comparison
    This is a tough one because he's not like many other Buckeye running backs before him. He's roughly the same size as Carlos Snow from 25-odd years ago. He has similar quickness and speed to Butler By'not'e from nearly just as long ago. Dontre Wilson would be a fair comparison because they're both Texas running backs who could project into the slot. But it's rare to find a 5-foot-9 tailback with elite speed who is so comfortable running between the tackles. Maybe former Pitt running back and OSU recruit LeSean McCoy would be a fair comparison for the way he moves in traffic.

    The Fit
    Part of the difficulty in projecting a running back like J.K. Dobbins is also what makes him a pretty good fit for the Buckeyes. Those who know him believe that he is absolutely a three-down tailback all the way, and so maybe those folks should be believed. In terms of his skill set, he's a fit because he has great hands, has a willingness to pass block, and is accustomed to running between the tackles, because that's what he does in high school. Then there is also the fact that maybe he can do more than just be a tailback. Maybe he can be an H-back as well. And maybe his versatility is just what the Buckeyes are looking for.

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Ohio State will release a video profile of each Select '17 early enrollee every day until National Signing Day. After Monday's profile of five-star linebacker Baron Browning, four-star running back J.K. Dobbins is up next.

    Dobbins hails from La Grange, Texas, and committed to the local team in March 2016.

    Among his talents, Dobbins cites a combination of power, speed, explosiveness, and catching ability. He is driven by a "fear of being mediocre."

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  8. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Really looking forward to seeing this young man running behind the Buckeye o-line.
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  9. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Uh, ok. 4* my arse! Those cuts though...geesh. Kid has it all. Speed, incredible vision, cuts, strength and even shows the hands a little bit. Love his game.

    Reminds me of Tony Dorsett.
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  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I was thinking more of Lesean McCoy right now. Figured Dorsett was a little too premature.
    But the kid has a style that fits OSU perfectly
    OregonBuckeye likes this.
  11. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    It will be exciting to watch the RB group. Will Williams or Dobbins challenge Mike? Will they split any carries or will Mike haul the mail the entire season every down of every game?
  12. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Wilson's had some success working more than one RB. Here's hoping he gets some quality playing time, assuming that he's physically able.
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Love the way this kid is put together. Antonio Williams is going to be in a battle for the backup spot.
    muffler dragon and OregonBuckeye like this.
  14. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I see Dobbins getting some serious PT this year for sure, even if Williams technically gets the backup spot. JK brings a whole different dynamic to our backfield and is an instant home run that assuming he's back to fill health.
    Bestbuck36 and timees like this.
  15. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

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