Per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg:
Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis will return for his senior season. Lewis was named the Big Ten's defensive... https://t.co/hPloWCYrBb— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 5, 2017
Tyquan Lewis is the reigning B1G DL of the Year with 29 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 8 sacks, 5 QB hurries, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 PBUs in 2016-2017.
Joining Lewis in foregoing the draft so far are DE Sam Hubbard, OG Billy Price, and OLB Chris Worley.
Already declared: FS Malik Hooker, CB Gareon Conley, and MLB Raekwon McMillian
Still too announce: HB Curtis Samuel, and CB Marshon Lattimore
He is the Quarterback Whisperer, after all.
And the Big Ten's streak of consecutive drafts without a quarterback taken in first round extended to 21.
The last? Kerry Collins in 1995 following PSU's undefeated 1994 season. (5th pick overall taken by the Carolina Panthers.)
Some NFL scouts were none too impressed with Cardale Jones, both in terms of mechanics and intellect. Here's the writeup on Jones:
CARDALE JONES, Ohio State (6-5, 250, 4.80, 4-5): Non-qualifier out of Cleveland Glenville High under coach Ted Ginn Sr., redshirted in 2012 and was third string in 2013-'14 until injuries struck. Played spectacularly in three-game stint culminated by a national title. Started eight of the first nine games in '15 before being benched for J.T. Barrett, then declared a year early. "You can't pass a talent like that," said one scout. "If you're going to bet on one, bet on a guy with all the talent if he shows you enough want-to." Passer rating of 97.2, rushed for 617 yards. "Kind of reminds me of a poor man's JaMarcus Russell," said another scout. "At least JaMarcus had some touch. This guy just throws the ball. His mechanics are all over the place." Added a third scout: "Strong arm. Big, big body. Not the brightest cookie in the world. I worry about him when he gets money in his pocket. I just don't know if it's all there mentally." Wonderlic of 25.
Poor man's JaMarcus Russell? That's low.
Edit. Should really put my thoughts on Jones in here instead of letting scouts trash him. His arm is incredible and he should have left last year. Meyer has only ever put one QB in the NFL for any real length if time - Alex Smith. I attribute that to an offense which allows QBs to get away with non-NFL habits. For example, defenses were so afraid of Elliot that Jones could stare down a receiver or only focus on two receivers instead of the whole progression. If Jones had left last year, he would have developed and retained fewer of these bad habits. He is a project. The right coach can work with that big arm of his but much patience is required.
Didn't see this on the board yet, but Chris is coming back for his 5th year.
So we've got that going for us. Which is nice.
Jake Butt expects to decide his NFL future in the next week or so. Says he's 50/50. Needs to get Harbaugh's input.— Adam Schnepp (@aeschnepp) December 7, 2015
Butt says been hearing he'd be top 3 rounds which is why considering NFL. If he hears he's not he's definitely coming back— angelique (@chengelis) December 7, 2015
I haven't seen anything like this on the board yet so I composed something I thought you would all enjoy. I put together a list of Stanford players selected in the NFL Draft who played for Harbaugh, was recruited by Harbaugh, or both. I used 247 recruiting info. If a player has a year next to his recruiting info (e.g. 2008), that means he was recruitied under Harbaugh. Jim played at least some role in the 2007 and 2011 classes, while having a total role for the 2008-2010 classes. If no class is written, the player was not recruited by Jim but played for him.
2008 NFL Draft
2009 NFL Draft
2010 NFL Draft
RB Toby Gerhart. 2 (51) Minnesota Vikings
3* FB 0.8579 NTL: 393 POS: 7
TE Jim Dray. 7 (233) Arizona Cardinals
3* TE 0.8889 NTL: 197 POS: 10
DE Erik Lorig. 7 (253) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4* TE 0.9000 NTL: 151 POS: 7
2011 NFL Draft
DT Sione Fua. 3 (97) Carolina Panthers
3* DT 0.8778 NTL: 278 POS: 27
FB Owen Marecic. 4 (124) Cleveland Browns
2007 2* FB 0.7745 NTL: NA POS: 21
CB Richard Sherman. 5 (154) Seattle Seahwaks
3* ATH 0.8389 NTL: 605 POS: 46
WR Ryan Whalen. 6 (167) Cincinnati Bengals
No info. Probably a walk-on.
WR Doug Baldwin. UFA Seattle Seahawks
2007 2* WR 0.7778 NTL: NA POS: 157
2012 NFL Draft
QB Andrew Luck. 1 (1) Indianapolis Colts
2008 4* QB 0.9768 NTL:43 POS: 3
G David DeCastro. 1 (24) Pittsburgh Steelers
2008 3* OC 0.8847 NTL: 297 POS: 5
TE Coby Fleener. 2 (34) Indianapolis Colts
2007 3* TE 0.8333 NTL: 738 POS: 40
OT Jonathan Martin. 2 (42) Miami Dolphins
2008 3* OT 0.8620 NTL: 442 POS: 41
WR Griff Whalen. UFA Indianapolis Colts
2008 NR WR NA NTL: NA POS: NA
2013 NFL Draft
TE Zach Ertz. 2 (35) Philadelphia Eagles
2009 4* TE 0.9090 NTL: 193 POS: 5
TE Levine Toilolo. 4 (133) Atlanta Falcons
2009 4* TE 0.9117 NTL: 181 POS: 3
RB Stepfan Taylor. 5 (140) Arizona Cardinals
2009 4* RB 0.8961 NTL: 239 POS: 22
2014 NFL Draft
LB Trent Murphy. 2(47) Washington Redskins
2009 3* WDE 0.8347 NTL: 979 POS: 34
OT Cameron Fleming. 4 (140) New England Patriots
2010 3* OT 0.8600 NTL: 554 POS: 38
G David Yankey. 5 (145) Minnesota Vikings
2010 3* OT 0.8600 NTL: 560 POS: 39
S Ed Reynolds. 5 (162) Philadelphia Eagles
2010 3* S 0.8250 NTL: NA POS: 83
RB Tyler Gaffney. 6 (204) Carolina Panthers
2009 4* FB 0.8955 NTL: 247 POS: 2
DE Ben Gardner. 7 (231) Dallas Cowboys
2009 2* SDE 0.7667 NTL: NA POS: 114
TE Ryan Hewitt. UFA Cincinnati Bengals
2009 3* TE 0.8472 NTL: 786 POS: 35
2015 NFL Draft
OT Andrus Peat. 1 (13) New Orleans Saints
Not in a Harbaugh class.
S Jordan Richards. 2 (64) New England Patriots
2011 3* ATH 0.8755 NTL: 382 POS: 23
CB Alex Carter. 3 (80) Detroit Lions
Not in a Harbaugh class.
DE Henry Anderson. 3 (93) Indianapolis Colts
2010 3* WDE 0.8558 NTL: 629 POS: 34
WR Ty Montgomery. 3 (94) Green Bay Packers
2011 4* WR 0.9026 NTL: 231 POS: 30
NT David Parry. 5 (151) Indianapolis Colts
2010 NR DT NA NTL: NA POS: NA
5* drafted—0 (0 5* players recruited)
(Includes UFAs. Excludes Andrus Peat and Alex Carter.)
(Excludes Andrus Peat and Alex Carter.)