West Texas Blue

December 15th, 2009 at 5:37 PM ^

How sad is it that every year we root so hard for as many OSU players as possible to declare for the draft just so we'll have a decent shot at beating them the following season? Man, the last Michigan win over OSU seems like an eternity.


December 15th, 2009 at 6:18 PM ^

I love this quote from St. Tress in the article...

Asked if any players were in major jeopardy, Tressel said, "I assume everyone's in major jeopardy until I see [the grades]."

Really, Tress, you assume EVERYONE is in major jeopardy in regards to academics on your team until you hear otherwise?
That doesn't say a whole lot for scholastic abilities of his football players, does it?


December 15th, 2009 at 6:15 PM ^

First thing I thought when I saw that Locker was staying ... I wonder how high Mallett's stock will get now. You'd have to imagine with 6 high profile QB's already coming out (Clausen, Pike, McCoy, Tebow, Bradford and Snead) that he'd be very late 2nd/ 3rd round-ish? Who on that list could he possibly be drafted before besides maybe Snead and the slim possibly of Pike?


December 15th, 2009 at 6:19 PM ^

He would probably be the least experienced Junior to ever declare for the draft: one year of spot duty, one year on the bench, and one year as a starter.

Has any QB ever forgone two years of eligibility?

My guess is Mallett goes pro after next season.


December 15th, 2009 at 6:27 PM ^

Mallett should definitely stay at least one more year to develop and mature, but in terms of innate ability to compete at the NFL level and "make all the throws", Mallett is probably superior to ALL of those guys you have listed.

Pike, McCoy and Bradford are all "system" guys. I very much doubt that they will have success in the NFL.

Tebow is a fullback who throws an ugly, "heavy" ball. I doubt he will even play QB in the NFL.

Clausen basically throws the ball up for grabs and lets his two All-American wideouts grab it and just chucks it out of bounds if a defender gets within two feet of him...but he has better potential then the other four I previously mentioned.

Snead....I haven't seen enough of him to pass judgement.

Of course, ALL of this is just one, non-NFL scout's opinion.

MI Expat NY

December 15th, 2009 at 6:39 PM ^

Pre-draft workouts, I think Mallett is easily third on that list. If Bradford isn't completely healthy, Mallett could climb all the way to the second QB.

I like McCoy and see his as being a potentially good NFL QB, but most scouts tend to disagree. The only team that seems interested in Tebow at all is Jacksonville and it's not really because of his skills. Doesn't Snead also have another year? Plus he was so-so at best this year. Pike will be seen in the same vain as the Texas Tech QB's. With the potential labor strife, it might be worth him leaving.


December 15th, 2009 at 10:15 PM ^

out of that list.. I'd draft Mallet over all except Jimmah and maybe Bradford. With Locker staying.. This might be Mallet's best chance.. he's definitely getting picked over McCoy, Pike, and Snead... and with Bradford's gimpy shoulder....


December 15th, 2009 at 7:19 PM ^

IF I were Mallett, I would leave now. This way, I would get drafted by a middle of the pack NFL team and wouldn't be thrown to the wolves right away.

I imagine Mallett will decide to stay though. He will look like god in a weaker SEC next year. With one more year and no injuries, and he is almost a guaranteed 1st overall pick.


December 15th, 2009 at 9:04 PM ^

He is listed as the 2nd rated junior cb in a possibly unreliable bleacher report. But (with seniors and juniors included) is not even listed as honorable mention in the espn all american team. So he is not even in the top 150 or so by that measure.

IMO, the chances of being a first rounder should be much better for him next year.