Drafting And Simulating Ohio State Dream Teams From The Last 20 Years

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Drafting And Simulating Ohio State Dream Teams From The Last 20 Years

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Drafting And Simulating Ohio State Dream Teams From The Last 20 Years


The NFL had its draft, and so did we at Buckeye Wire. We took all the eligible Ohio State players from 1997 on and drafted three dream teams. Then we simulated results to get a champion.


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Drafting And Simulating Ohio State Dream Teams From The Last 20 Years

The 2018 version of the NFL Draft is now in the books, but it got us excited to do our own draft with the help of our friends from Whatifsports.com. The three football writers took turns drafting players from the last twenty years and came up with three different teams.

We didn’t stop there though. We then took the three teams and played them against each other using Whatifsports.com dream team simulations. We did a round robin tournament with each team getting a home and away, then took the two top finishers and pitted them against each other on a neutral field to crown a champion and bragging rights for the site.

Here are the teams:

Mark Russell

Terrell Pryor, QB
Craig Krenzel, QB
Todd Boeckman, QB
Ezekiel Elliott, RB
Beanie Wells, RB
Curtis Samuel, RB
Santonio Holmes, WR
Michael Jenkins, WR
Dane Sanzenbacher, WR
Anthony Gonzalez, WR
Jeff Heuerman, TE
Jack Ballard, TE
Rory Nicol, TE
Jonathan Wells, Wild Card
Brian Hartline, Wild Card
Noah Brown, Wild Card
Derek Combs, Wild Card
Brandon Saine, Wild Card
Defense, 2006
Special Teams, 2006
Mike Nugent, Kicker
Andy Groom, Punter

Terry Johnson

Braxton Miller, QB
Cardale Jones, QB
Stanley Jackson, QB
Maurice Clarett, RB
Antonio Pittman, RB
Joe Montgomery, RB
Devin Smith, WR
Tedd Ginn, Jr., WR
Ken-Yon Rambo, WR
Reggie Germany, WR
Ben Hartsock, TE
Jake Stoneburner, TE
John Lumpkin, TE
Matt Keller, Wild Card
Jalin Marshall, Wild Card
Marcus Baugh, Wild Card
Dontre Wilson, Wild Card
Scott McMullen, Wild Card
Defense, 2002
Special Teams, 2014
Dan Stultz, Kicker
Ben Buchanan, Punter

Phil Harrison

J.T. Barrett, QB
Troy Smith, QB
Joe Germaine, QB
Carlos Hyde, RB
Pepe Pearson, RB
Michael Wiley, RB
David Boston, WR
Brian Robiskie, WR
DeVier Posey, WR
Dee Miller, WR
Darnell Sanders, TE
Nick Vannett, TE
Ryan Hamby, TE
Mike Weber, Wild Card
Michael Thomas, Wild Card
Lydell Ross, Wild Card
Daniel “Boom” Herron, Wild Card
Corey “Philly” Brown, Wild Card
Defense, 1998
Special Teams, 2005
Devin Barclay, Kicker
Cameron Johnston, Punter

The Games

Now that we have the teams out of the way, here are the results of the games:

Johnson Buckeyes (away) vs. Russell Buckeyes (home) – 23-19 Russell
Harrison Buckeyes (away) vs. Russell Buckeyes (home) – 37-31 Harrison
Harrison Buckeyes (away) vs. Johnson Buckeyes (home) – 23-17 Johnson
Russell Buckeyes (away) vs. Johnson Buckeyes (home) – 17-14 Johnson
Russell Buckeyes (away) vs. Harrison Buckeyes (home) – 42-10 Harrison
Johnson Buckeyes (away) vs. Harrison Buckeyes (home) – 45-14 Harrison

Records after the Round Robin:
Harrison Buckeyes, 3-1
Johnson Buckeyes, 2-2
Russell Buckeyes, 1-3

 

Championship at Neutral Site:
No. 1 Seed Harrison Buckeyes vs. No. 2 Seed Johnson Buckeyes
Final Score: 41-3 Harrison Buckeyes, MVP Carlos Hyde RB

That’s the end of our little exercise with Phil Harrison getting the bragging rights for now. If you haven’t done it, take the opportunity to check out Whatifsports.com for all kinds of available simulations and drafting possibilities and stay with us as we use the website for future matchups of historical teams and scenarios.

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