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underclassmen declaring for NFL

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by kippy1040, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    I just have one question here. Could this be the most underclassmen at Ohio State that are leaving early and declaring for the NFL draft. It just seems like there are so many this time. Just asking.
    kujirakira and LostLassie like this.
  2. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    I'd been thinking about asking that same question, to guys who keep track of stats like that.

    If it's true that it is the most, is that coincidence? Or an indication of something that contributed to the off-chemistry this year?
  3. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Maybe but I bet this is why rotating players in and not red shirting is important to continuing success.
  4. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    The flip side is 2008 when Laurinaitis, Jenkins, Brewster all came back- that didn't exactly work out so great either.

    Turn a page and bring on some young guys with something to prove- like in 1968, 2006 (on defense), 2014...
  5. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    You have to be totally committed to return do not second guess yourself. In reality you did a lot for the program, leaving should not be a negative for fans. I will admit I changed my stance over the years..the player is way more at risk than the school.
    Sgt Brutus likes this.
  6. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    It is proof of the level of talent that is being brought into the program. It is also one of the best recruiting tools to continue to bring that level of talent into the program. It is an affirmation, not an indictment.
  7. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Jenkins and Laurinatis have made a lot more money in the long run then guys who have left early.
  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    I do not have the stats in front of me but I would say far and away this is probably the most underclassmen that have ever declared early for Ohio State. Perhaps @LordJeffBuck has the exact number the past years..
  9. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    My Bears need everyone coming out...
  10. RB07OSU

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

    Bingo. Look at Bama...they have the #1 recruiting class almost every year and usually have the most early departures. It comes with the territory...if you are going to regularly bring in top tier talent, you have to be able to replace a lot of it within 3 years.
    TampaBuckeyes likes this.
  11. OH10

    OH10 *

    I feel like some guys are going to be making bad decisions just because other guys are leaving. I don't think it hurts Ohio State. I do think it hurts a player's chance to have a long NFL career. Only 53 guys make an NFL roster. Very few players comeback after getting cut.
    bukIpower likes this.
  12. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    The question is whether things would be any different with an extra year in college. Improving your draft stock is almost as uncertain a proposition as leaving early.
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  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    The previous high was three in the 1995 draft and 2006 draft. LINK
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  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    This x1.5 million.

    Make you own decision is all I hope these young guys are doing. Tyvis had the opportunity to really showcase himself next year without Bell casting a shadow and now he's staring at being drafted in the 4th round IMO at best. I said the exact same thing a few weeks ago regarding Apple as far as if you come out early and don't make it your career is just about over. However, you stick around and cement a top 2 round pick and you have guaranteed money at least.

    With Powell leaving I have no doubt everyone else is leaving with the only possibility of staying being Marshall. This is going to be much tougher to overcome than I thought.
  15. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    I did try to get some official stats on this posts but also was unsuccessful. I can understand a lot of Juniors declaring for the draft, but even that could be a little risky also. Usually the NFL has a list of where some players would end up going in projected rounds, if they decided to come out, ( for example, Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Ellioitt) and a few others, that were projected in the rounds they would go. But players like Darron Lee and Jalin Marshall really should have stuck around another year in my opinion.

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