With Ohio State’s season set to kick off in just a few hours, WFNY’s Josh Poloha gives you some bold predictions ahead of the 2018 campaign for the Buckeyes.
Averaging 6-foot-6, 309.5 pounds, Ohio State’s offensive line not only has the size but also has the experience to be very good even after losing Billy Price and Jamarco Jones to the NFL.
The Buckeyes may have a new quarterback and wide receivers coach, but with their top-six receivers back from 2017, Ohio State not only has the most experienced group on the team but one of the most experienced units in the country as well.
Tate Martell will have special packages in the playbook for him to be a Wildcat-type quarterback this fall. Will the Buckeyes use him like Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators used Tim Tebow back in 2006? Ohio State would be smart to do so simply because it would maximize their offense and Martells’ speed, athleticism, elusiveness, and play-making ability.
If he reaches full potential this fall, Kendall Sheffield could be the next Buckeye cornerback to get selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, following in the footsteps of plenty of great Ohio State cornerbacks over the past few years.
With an air-it-out, pass-first style quarterback like Dwayne Haskins Jr. behind center, J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber may have what it takes (and have the opportunities) to be the best RB duo in Buckeyes history.
Even after Ohio State had three defensive linemen selected in the first 102 picks of this past April’s NFL Draft, the Buckeyes’ defensive front has the potential to be one of the best in the country this fall.
One-and-done is a term rarely used outside of college basketball, but for Dwayne Haskins, it could be one that’s used for the Ohio State quarterback this fall. If things go right and he fulfills his potential, the redshirt sophomore could be one-and-done as the starting QB for the Buckeyes.