Ohio State Football: 5 Things To Watch For Pro Day

Ohio State Football: 5 Things To Watch For Pro Day

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Ohio State Football: 5 Things To Watch For Pro Day


Ohio State is holding its pro-day Thursday around noon Eastern. Here are five main storylines the NFL types will be watching.


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Ohio State Football: 5 Things To Watch For Pro Day

The NFL combine is over, and now its up to the various NFL teams and their scouts to make the rounds of pro-days taking place in college towns across this great country of ours (we’re making football great again).

Ohio State gets its turn tomorrow, and here are five things that everyone wants to see.

 J.T. Barrett’s Passing Precision

Barrett had mixed results at the NFL combine. He’s deep balls were more or less on point, but there were issues with timing and accuracy on the out patterns.

There are no doubt some scouts on the fence with drafting a quarterback that has the perception of inconsistency with accuracy, and they’ll want to see it first hand one more time before making a decision.

Hello Tracy Sprinkle

Sprinkle was the only non-returning OSU starter not invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis. He of course got to play on arguably the best defensive line in the country last year, so he might have been a bit lost in the depth of the position. Now the 6-2, 293 lb. tackle will get to showcase himself for the first time and perhaps improve his draft stock. Right now he is viewed as a very late sixth or seventh rounder, if not an undrafted free agent.

Sam Hubbard And Speed

Hubbard had decent workouts at the combine, but he elected to not run the 40-yard dash. The mix of it all has moved him from a late first round draft pick by some publications to a consensus second rounder. Perhaps the only thing that can move him back into that potential late first round slot is a good 40-time. Of course he’ll be going through many drills that will count, but the one everyone wants to see is his straight-line speed.

Denzel Ward Smiling For The Cameras

Ward is listed as a participant for pro-day, but you can almost guarantee he won’t be any drills because there’s nothing left to prove. He flat out crushed it at the NFL combine and will be an early to mid-late first round pick without a doubt. For the man that ran the fastest 40 of any player at the combine, he’ll likely just be available for interviews with NFL teams. He might also be taking pictures and kissing babies for all we know.

Hunter Joseph From Otterbein

This is a pretty cool story actually. With all the big-time college football prospects coming to the shindig Thursday, there is one local, small-college kid that’s crashing the party. Hunter Joseph, a wide-receiver from Division III Otterbein in the Columbus suburb of Westerville will also be going through drills, trying to catch the attention of at least one NFL scout. He’ll likely be an undrafted free agent at best, but how many times do we get so see a kid from that level get a shot to live out the NFL dream?

Pretty cool stuff, and you have a Maize and Blue heart if you aren’t rooting for this kid.

 

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