By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Monday, January 2
NFL Scout: Barrett Likely Would Be Undrafted — If JT Barrett returns next season, he would have the opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the most successful college football players of all time. But with a history of injuries, there is risk to coming back too. Where does JT stand in the eyes of NFL scouts? According to Pete Thamel, one NFL scout who studied Barrett closely thinks he would go undrafted right now, with concerns that he has regressed as a thrower in the past two months. Underclassman must declare for the draft by January 16.
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1) Examining Ohio State’s 2017 starting lineup after the Clemson blowout: Buckeye Talk Podcast, Plain Dealer – January 1
1) Our possible fix for Ohio State’s offensive struggles? Chip Kelly needs a job, Bill Landis, Plain Dealer – January 1
2) Meyer needs to make tough decisions about coaching staff, David Briggs, Toledo Blade – January 2
3) ‘It’s Everybody’: Ohio State’s Horrid Offensive Display Against Clemson Puts Tim Beck and Urban Meyer Under Microscope, Eric Seger, Eleven Warriors – January 1
4) Ohio State kicker’s teammates come to his defense after an idiot sends him an awful email, Alex Kirshner, SB Nation – January 1