if you seek an image of the most Wisconsin OL ever, enter here
There was recently an article on Rivals indicating that due to Warren's sub-par performance at the combine, he would likely benefit coming back for his senior season as opposed to jumping to the NFL.
The article is behind a paywall, but this is what the except stated.
Is this even possible? I would gladly welcome him back for next year.
The top still looks the same with Suh and McCoy going 1 & 2 respectively. Has BG going 22 to the Pats. Interesting that he has the Lions picking up Jonathon Dwyer in the 2nd rnd. with Jahvid Best still on the board. I think Best is a way more dynamic runner and Dwyer had the luxury of being in a run-heavy triple option offense. Not that he can't be a good RB, it's just I believe you can't pick him over Best if he's still available.
UM has the most players on the NFL all-decade team of any college other than Miami. Note that UM has four, OSU only one (less than Kent State and the same as Akron, Troy, Sonoma State, Tex Southern, La Tech, Marshall, Pitt State, and William and Mary, etc.)
This UM OSU disparity raises questions about previous claims that OSU prepares their players better for the NFL (after you control for prior star ranks of recruits). In fact, the last time I checked, the average salaries of UM players in NFL were more than twice those of OSU players.
So, my question is: if OSU players do get drafted more often, then why don’t they pan out in the NFL?
In other words, what factors might enhance their performance in college but eventually make them peter out in the NFL? (Vernon (the ghost) Gholston, MoClarrett, David Boston, etc.).
It must be just a coincidence.
3-4. Tenn, FSU 3
5-10. Kent State, Syr, NC, LSU, GA, TexAM
Teams with 1 (OSU along with Akron, Troy, William and Mary, Sonoma State, Tex Southern, La Tech, Marshall, Pitt State, SD State, NM, TCU, Fresno, Syr, Tex Tech, OkSt, UL, ALA, USC, Cal, UCLA, Neb, Wash, Clemson)
NFL all-decade team
Quarterbacks: Tom Brady (UM), Peyton Manning( Tenn)
Running backs: Shaun Alexander (Ala), Jamal Lewis (Tenn), Edgerrin James (Miami), LaDainian Tomlinson (TCU).
Fullback: Lorenzo Neal (Fresno)
Receivers: Marvin Harrison (Syr), Torry Holt (NC), Randy Moss (Marshall), Terrell Owens (Tenn)
Tight ends: Antonio Gates (KentSt, Tony Gonzalez (Cal).
Offensive linemen: Walter Jones (FSU), Jonathan Ogden (UCLA), Orlando Pace (OSU), Alan Faneca (LSU), Steve Hutchinson (UM), Will Shields (Neb) Olin Kreutz (Wash) and Kevin Mawae (LSU), Willie Roaf (LaTech), Larry Allen (SonomaSt)
Linebackers: Ray Lewis (Miami), Derrick Brooks (FSU), Joey Porter (FSU), Zach Thomas (TTech), Brian Urlacher (NM), DeMarcus Ware (Troy).
Defensive ends: Julius Peppers (NC), Michael Strahan (TexSouth), Jason Taylor (Akron), Dwight Freeney (Syr)
Defensive tackles: La'Roi Glover (SDSt), Richard Seymour (GA), Kevin Williams (OkSt) Warren Sapp (Miami).
Secondary: Ronde Barber (VA), Champ Bailey (GA), Ty Law (UM), Charles Woodson (UM), Brian Dawkins (Clem), Troy Polamalu (USC), Ed Reed (Miami), Darren Sharper (WmMary).
Kickers: David Akers (UL), Adam Vinatieri (SDSt)
Punters: Shane Lechler (TexAM), Brian Moorman (PittSt)
Kick returners: Kick return: Devin Hester (Miami) Joshua Cribbs (TexAM), Dante Hall, (Kent St)
Penultimate football action until April 17.
Chris Berman's tie is ridiculous. It stings the eyes.
Also, which Michigan players are we rooting for?
If you are a San Diego Chargers fan and have high blood pressure, just...don't click the link. Everyone else, enjoy.
Totally made me laugh out loud.