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CB Denzel Burke (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by HotMic, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    Another admirable performance today from this young man. He is fearless out there & the future appears quite bright for him even if everything around him appears calamitous.
  2. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Hopefully we don’t ruin him with 0 pass rush.
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    Our corners might be the pleasantest part of our defense, much to my surprise.
  4. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I'm going to throw out a Chris Gamble comparison quite confidently. It was a toss up if Burke would be a receiver or defensive back at the college level. Despite that, Burke plays CB and somehow excels immediately. Dude has unreal instincts for the position and elite athleticism. Even when Banks is back, this kid is going to play.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2021
  5. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    Didn’t see our front 7 being the problem with our defense this year…this kid is definitely the bright spot. He looks like he’s going to be an all-timer.
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  6. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Him and Brown were both great... if we can get Banks back we have 3 pretty good corners.
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  7. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    While everyone watched the corners Zach Harrison was taking the afternoon off. The corners need to get some support from the LJ group.
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  8. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    I'm not mad at it, but he reminds me a lot of Shawn Springs. Maybe it's the mannerisms, the look, the jersey cut off Burke has reminds me a ton of the older OSU jerseys, etc. Both athletic freaks but he's more burst like with Springs, always felt Gamble was so damn smooth it looked more effortless with him.

    Tough life for a true freshman to be compared to two first rounder corner's tho :biggrin:
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Plays vs Oregon:


    Denzel Burke: 74
    Cameron Brown: 58
    Lejond Cavazos: 19
    Demario McCall: Special teams only
    Ryan Watts: Special teams only
  10. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    I can’t figure out how in the world Lejond is playing more than Watts.

    Lejond plays like a guy who is just learning how to play. He tackles way too high, he’s slow to react, and takes poor angles. He played worse than Watts when they both played in game 1. What did they see that made them play him more on defense than Ryan?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2021
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  11. zbuck

    zbuck Junior

    But Lejond's shit-talking game is real strong ... so he's got that going for him.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Well everyone would have probably picked Henderson as the top true Freshman offensive player; however, (after 3 games) who would have picked Burke as the top true Freshman defensive player?
  13. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Locking it down out there. If he keeps getting better and better, by the end of the season and next he'll be a Bradley Roby type player. Right now I look at him like Damon Arnette's Senior season. Just his mannerisms and the way he attacks the ball better each game.
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Before the season Sevyn Banks was hyped as an All-American and likely 1st round NFL draft pick.

    Sevyn Banks listed as candidate for first pick in 2022 NFL Draft

    The Ohio State cornerback sat out the majority of spring camp with an undisclosed injury, but he's still expected to be the team's starting cornerback come the fall. And after emerging as a reliable, lockdown defensive back this past season for the Buckeyes, he is gaining plenty of attention on early 2022 NFL Draft boards.

    NFL Draft Profile: Sevyn Banks, Cornerback, Ohio State Buckeyes

    Banks is an extremely fluid and smooth athlete. His hips can twist and turn to any movement that he faces. He does this while keeping the receiver in the hip pocket, especially across the middle of the field. Uses his arms extremely well to maintain contact with his matchup and disrupt their routes without committing penalties. Banks control his body immensely as he has to adjust and flip his body when in coverage. He keeps his eyes on the quarterback and has impeccable instincts in zone coverage. Has experience taking reps both on the outside and in the slot. Occasionally flashes the quickness to excel in short spaces underneath with receivers in front of him. Can perform in press with his athleticism and physicality at the line of scrimmage. Showcases he can tackle in open space after the receiver makes the catch. Uses arms well to get a hand in on passes in an attempt to force an incompletion.

    Just sayin': (and it is 2 big ifs), 1) If Sevyn Banks stays healthy and lives up (even close) to expectations, and 2) if Denzel Burke continues to improve....towards the end of the season the Ohio State defense could actually have 2 shut down corners.

  15. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    3 if the same holds true for Cam Brown. This is why I'd be very intrigued with Nickel becoming our base D utilizing Hickman as the Bullet in the box for run support and coverage or blitzing. Half a second longer ability to coverage gives the DL an extra step to getting home and they could use that at the moment.
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