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OSU draft 2001 prospects

January 28, 2001 by Steel Hammer

OSU draft prospects Vol

OSU draft prospects Vol.2

We�ve taken a look at the WR�s so lets stick with the OFFENSE:

LG #65 Mike Gurr 6�7" 290 a solid player, but probably not much more than a back up. I don�t see him getting drafted.

RG #55 Tam Hopkins 6�5" 305 was a top prospect coming out of high school, but never lived up. Again probably not much more than a back up. Could be a late round pick, but I don�t see him getting drafted.

RT #75 Henry Fleming 6�6" 305 Flabby, weak, and can�t handle speed rushers. Time for him to get on with his life�s work.

RB #27 Jerry Westbrooks � a powerful tailback with limited speed. Reminds me of Huntley with more heart and more power, fewer fumbling problems, but slightly less speed. Was buried on depth chart. Isn�t expected to be drafted, but would be a good camp signing. Probably an eventual XFL player.

RB #43 Derek Combs 6�0 197, probably 4.4 speed. Former Mr. Ohio Football, and buckeye starter. Michael Wiley type back (poor man�s Marshall Faulk) good hands lots of speed, but limited power and durability. You won�t see him on many "expert�s" draft boards or mock drafts, but I expect him to be drafted on the 2nd day.

K #47 Dan Stultz 6�0" 205 � Came a long way while a buckeye, but not NFL caliber.

Now the DEFENSE:

DE #94 Rodney Bailey 6�3" 270 � potential. Decent pass rusher and against the run. probably a late round pick and back up.

DE #60 Brent Johnson 6�3 255 � not fast enough to be a pass rush specialist, not big enough for every down. Big Heart, knack for making big plays and blocking kicks. Probably too slow to make switch to OLB. Similar to former buckeye DE Mike Finkes.

DT #79 Ryan Pickett 6�3" 290 Junior starter is leaving early, but hasn�t been projected any higher than a 3rd round pick. A solid prospect, and run stuffer, but doesn�t strike me as a future Pro Bowler.

DT #73 Joe Brown 6�6" 285 Back up who worked his way into DT rotation. To tall for 3-4 defense.

CB #20 Nate Clemmons 5�11" 190 � Has been projected as a late 1st rounder. Great tackler in mold of Bill�s Antoine Winnfield. Great in coverage also, but loses concentration and gets beat deep at least once a game. Had some real bad games this year. I�d be very hesitant to draft him in the 1st.

CB #3 David Mitchell 6�1" 195 � also played some FS. Probably 4.5 speed, but might have 4.45. Isn�t on most "experts" draft boards or any mock drafts, but they�ve missed players the scouts haven�t missed before. Would be a great pick for the Steelers as a FS in round 6 or 7.

Steel Hammer

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