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DE Zach Harrison (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Conversely, at least he doesn't have a stupid fucking name like Kwity Fucking Paye.
  2. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    He'd be wise to come back and hope for a breakout season. Seems like Knowles' aggressive scheme could be a big boost for him. The raw talent is there, but he's 3 years in and it's still just that...RAW. He does not have the college production/film for a team to look at him and say "that is our guy." Could an NFL team fall in love with his measurable and take a flier on him? Sure, but then he faces an uphill battle to make a roster, let alone be any kind of contributor.
  3. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    If he goes pro they aren’t going to hold your hand. You are paid on production and patience is only for first rounders. But who knows he may like the freedom to be responsible for himself.
  4. OH10

    OH10 *

    He should come back but not sure he has the desire to play another year of (essentially) free football.
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    NIL ensures he'll never be paying for free...
    But like @NFBuck said, he's still raw after 3yrs in college. He'd be better suited to at least put up some decent numbers if not even coming off the bench as a situational pass rusher. He seems like a smart kid, leader and has great character, but hasn't come close to following in the previous high ranked DEs that OSU has brought in.
  6. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    He'd be a combine animal and I'd guess that because of that he'd go higher than other DEs with similar college production. How much higher, though, I certainly don't know enough to say, or even guess.
  7. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    yep NFL teams are willing to look way past college production at certain positions. DL is one of the most glaring. If a guy turns out a workout warrior combine they’ll bite.
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Maybe as a late round flyer. Maybe.
    It's not like they aren't going to watch any film at all. Whatever crazy workout numbers he may put up, you can watch every game for 3 years and never see it translate onto the field.

    For a point of reference, perhaps the all time workout warrior/1st round bust was Mike Mamula from BC. He had 12 sacks his junior year, 17 his SR year and was All Big East as a Sr.

    Zach Harrison has 3.5, 2 and 3 sacks respectively in his first three years. That's it. Any combine numbers Harrison put up would only make his lack of production be a bigger red flag imo.

    Also, if they test his first step, he's not going to do well at all. Dude gets off the ball like a 300lb DT.
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  9. DaBuckeyes

    DaBuckeyes Junior

    Not sure why it's assumed he'll put up some crazy combine numbers. Yes he'll probably run a fast 40 but how will he do in the agility drills and bench press?
    OregonBuckeye and Jaxbuck like this.
  10. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    40, vert, long jump, arm length, hand size….No one cares about or looks at bench

    I agree he won’t shine in the drills meant to highlight change of direction and hip fluidity, but he won’t look bad either.

    we can all just look back here next summer…I agree he played like a 2/3 day pick-but he’ll go higher
  11. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Cleveland Heights Defensive line coach

    I get all of that but if he comes out if the combine with similar numbers to Odafe Oweh (Zero sacks his last year) along with a dominant bowl performance, someone is going to believe in his skill set and take him in the late 1st. He is going to have elite numbers, and Oweh being productive for the Ravens only helps Harrison's case.
  12. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I'm not going to hold my breath on that one, but if he does then I guess we shall see how it goes.
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    He really hasn't lived up to his 5 star ranking; but you have to believe the potential is there. There's a premium in the NFL on QBs, left tackles, and DEs. A great DE could go as the first pick in the draft. The first 2 picks in 2022 are projected to be DEs (Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux). I'll say he's the one player that could benefit the most in the NFL draft by coming back in 2022; however, he needs to have a "monster year".
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Great news. His presence will definitely make the DL better in 2022. He may be the needed "tackle/sack" in a lot of games this season.

    For want of a nail tackle/sack the shoe 3rd down stop was lost.
    For want of a shoe a 3rd down stop the horse defensive series (3 and out) was lost.
    For want of a horse defensive series (3 and out) the rider game was lost.
    For want of a rider game the battle B1G Championship (didn't win division) was lost.
    For want of a battle B1G Championship the kingdom (didn't quality for) National Championship was lost.
    And all for the want of a horseshoe nail tackle/sack.

    In addition, if he has anything close to a Bosa/Young year he's made a lot of money by staying.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2022
  15. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    Hopefully he takes the type of leap Hutch took.

    Going into the year I thought he was a gangly dork. I don't think anybody projected him to be a 1st rounder let alone the first pick.

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