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CB Denzel Burke (Official Thread)

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

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    The Next Great Buckeye Cornerback. First round in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    JordanW330 of Land-Grant Holy Land sure thinks so.

    Denzel Burke the next Derek Stingley Jr.?
    Denzel Burke has been a revelation at corner for Ohio State this season. The former high school wide receiver came to Columbus to play defense and I’m here to say that he made the correct decision. Credit to the OSU staff for trusting their evaluation and believing that Burke could make the switch from offense to defense. Burke is the next great defensive back in a long line of great players at that position for OSU, but he’s doing something very few have done before.

    He’s locked down the CB1 spot and doesn’t look to be giving it up. Burke started this season as an injury replacement for Cameron Brown and Sevyn Banks, but the true freshman has solidified his starting spot and is making the claim that he’s the best player on the entire defense.

    Ohio State doesn’t play true freshman often, so that alone shows how talented he is. He’s not alone, but his play has help spark a renaissance for this defense and it’s time that he gets some national recognition.

    After securing his first career interception and returning it for a pick-six, I’m calling for the hype train and ready to serve as the conductor. Burke is on the path to Big Ten honors and — dare I say — All-American honors too? Stingley Jr. was recognized as one of the best corners in college football after his freshman year, and it’s time to give Burke the same treatment.
  4. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Banks and Brown never made me personally feel confident, and I worried about being gashed on the outside. Burke is a very big pleasant surprise to this defense. And I can't help to think that Coombs is a factor in that success, and developing players like this may be a way he keeps his job. But in a more subdued capacity.
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I was thinking about how much guys like Burke were contributing this season, and just for shits and giggles I calculated the number of snaps for our first and second year players against Rutgers (not including special teams play).

    We had 223 snaps by true Frosh and 438 snaps by second year players.

    With total snaps of 1419 (11 times 129 plays) that is roughly 47% of our plays by first and second year players.

    I got three giggles and one shit out of that. That's 7% of my giggles and 33% of my shits for the average day. (I already had my calculator out.)
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    And out of those 17 players, how many are true frosh... :roll2:
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  10. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    Now convert that to titsworths.
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  11. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Wow! That’s incredible!
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  12. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    My primary takeaway from that is that he’s a freshman who is not satisfied with that.
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  13. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Which is incredible
  14. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Exactly. He has arrived
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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