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Rewind to the 2006 Michigan game.
Can you picture all of the touchdowns in your head? Hell of a team right? Hell of an offense.
Destined for bigger things I think we all thought. Likely a nice group to really build the OSU brand of playmakers in the NFL.
Many moons ago, I did a a handful of features for bucknuts where I talked to a lot of those guys on their first year in the NFL. Many of them finished on high notes at the end of 2007.
Fast forward to now, I have to say it's disheartening to see how rough of a go it's been in the NFL.
-Troy Smith (out of NFL....probably never getting back)
- Pittmann long gone. Went from the concensus 3rd RB off the board to nothing pretty quickly.
- Beanie Wells (out for the year....value going forward very much in question) Injuries and pass catching/pass blocking plague his value.
- Anthony Gonzalez not on NFL roster. Might not make a roster again. Even the Pats couldn't revive his career.
- Ginn. Hasn't played this year due to injury. Niners added a lot of WR depth. His injury kept the Niners out of the SB and again injured. Not sure if he'll get anytime at PT and value of return men is going down as kickoffs become less likely to be returned. Still has a career ahead of him, but its unlikely he'll really shine in the NFL at this point.
- Robiskie Out of the NFL. Unlikely he'll get back.
- Lone person doing his thing is Hartline. In Miami and seen as more of a 3wr type, he definitely is a good player but I don't think he'll really ever shine either.
Ginn and Wells can bounce back, but it seems the head winds are against them at this point. Sad to see this group reduced to Brian Hartline playing on a crappy team.
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Sad but True. I, too, had very high hopes for those guys (and probably over-drafted them in fantasy football). Lots of talent there though. Great post.
Gonzo is the one that has me baffled. Even when he's out with injuries, I never got the impression that neither he, nor his team, really knew what the injury was. That, and the oxygen tent IPOs all crashed and burned.
Through much turmoil, Alex Boone is still in the league.
"Dorsey...under pressure...throws iiiiiit. Incomplete. The Buckeyes win!" - Keith Jackson
NFL teams have employed MLB's techniques of scouting future pros. Major college football teams no longer have a stranglehold on draft status. Teams do their due diligence these days and you're no longer guaranteed a draft spot just because of the program from which you came.
How about Texas & vince young ..LOL
But their defensive players are doing good , just like our defensive players. I think most busts are from the offensive side of the ball.
For Robinskie I knew he was over-rated when he dropped that TD vs LSU would have put us 17-0 .. He never really fought for the ball. In the NFl as a WRs the Cbs will always challenge you even after the catch.
Too logical, too obvious, too simple, therefore unacceptable to this board...
Lot of great teams don't materialize start and especially on offense.
It's just that team had 7 guys who looked like they might have it and that is rare. 4 WR, 2 RB, and QB. 3 first round picks in that group.
In the end the NFL's judgement went like this:
- Troy Smith: Too short and unable to master a playbook
- Ginn: Hands and not a natural route runner.
- Gonzalez: Injures and lack of physicality.
- Hartline: White guys in the slot only!
- Robiskie: Couldn't create separation
- Pittman: Average at the NFL level all the way around. Not a first string back or a specialty back.
- Beanie Wells: Deficient in passing game as receiver and blocker. Can't stay healthy and not lacking agility to find daylight at the line of scrimmage.
The NFL isn't patience. Troy Smith was probably 1-2 wins away with the Niners from being the starting QB in Harbaugh's first year. His tonsils cost him the starting job in Baltimore.
Give Gonzalez one more healthy year among the ones he was banged up and he's still in the NFL.
Ginn in Miami was never going to work. Needed to go to a very specific system where he could be a Harvin, Maclin, Cobb.
Beanie just never got going really. I mean he had a decent year, but they just can't run for crap in Arizona in the post Warner era.
I don't know if Robo ever really had NFL abilities and same goes for Pittman although he should have been able to catch on as a 5-10 carry a game guy imo.
Hartline just doesn't pass the look test.
Beanie was a top 10 RB last year and Hartline is Miamis best WR. I think all us OSU fans knew Ginns role would be as a PR/KR in the NFL. He has been very good at that and as you mentioned SF took a major hit when he got injured. Robiskie is what he is. Thought Gonzo would be better for sure but that is really due to injuries. Never expected anything from Smith or Pittman.
There are 3 guys starting in the NFL from that offense. Doubt you will find more than 1 or 2 recent college teams that have that many. Probably Bama from a few years ago and one of those Miami teams.
Bush was a role player in New Orleans. He's a feature back now in Miami.
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
1. Beanie is not out for the year.
2. Being a great college player NEVER guarantees you will be a great NFL player
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