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QB Justin Fields (2019 B1G Offensive POY, 2019 B1G CCG MVP)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



     
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  4. ScriptOhio

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    Ohio State QB Justin Fields the solo favorite in updated Heisman odds

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    It’s been nearly two weeks since we’ve posted on some updated Heisman odds, so why not throw up a new set as trudge deeper into the offseason?

    When last we left the Heisman odds for the 2020 version of the most prestigious trophy in collegiate sports, a pair of quarterbacks, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, were listed by the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook as co-favorites at 4/1. According to one offshore sportsbook, Fields is the solo Heisman favorite as his odds are at 9/2. Lawrence, meanwhile, comes in at 5/1.

    Entire article: https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/03/12/heisman-odds-ohio-state-justin-fields-solo-favorite/
     
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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    All of this and he only had few months in the program... it's a shame he doesn't get the reps in spring ball but just imagine what his "next level" is.
     
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  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    His health will be key but you have to guess he will have a monster year with the talent surrounding him......
     
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  10. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Starting to wonder if the NCAA will have to move the football season up a few weeks and give teams extended summer & fall practices to make up for spring.
     
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    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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  13. ScriptOhio

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    SKULL SESSION: JONAH JACKSON AND KJ HILL ARE DRAFT SLEEPERS, HOW JUSTIN FIELDS IS PRACTICING WHILE QUARANTINED, AND THE STATUS OF AN NCAA VIDEO GAME

    FIELDS IS STILL WORKING.
    A global pandemic ain't going to stop Justin Fields from getting better, it just might force him to be a little more thoughtful about how he does it.

    The Heisman Trophy frontrunner is back home in Kennesaw, Georgia, and he's been working out with his old quarterbacks trainer that he's been with since middle school. But he's also following social distancing precautions.

    Only one receiver arrives to catch passes from the quarterback.

    Footballs are rubbed with disinfectant wipes.

    In the age of a coronavirus pandemic, this is routine for Justin Fields.

    ...

    For the past week, their sessions have replaced spring practices the Buckeyes were once scheduled to hold.

    “The biggest thing is being able to get some work in,” Veal said. “You’re not going to be able to replicate (spring practice) because he has six or seven receivers to throw to in practice. It’s just to keep him as sharp as much as possible.”

    ...

    “We’re taking all the precautions the CDC says to take,” Veal said. “So we just try to keep it small, relatively quick and get out of there.

    Ryan Day basically said that he's expecting all of his players to find a way to stay in shape and improve during this time, but he can't possibly be on top of every one of his players to do that themselves. It's great to see Fields leading the way – and also staying safe.

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/skull-sessions/2020/03/113046/ohio-state-football-jonah-jackson-and-kj-hill-are-draft-sleepers-how-justin-fields-is-practicing-while-quarantined-and
     
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    3. JUSTIN FIELDS, FOOTBALL
    We’re now firmly in the territory of athletes who have a strong case for being Ohio State’s best athlete of the year, as Fields had one of the best seasons ever for a Buckeye quarterback in 2019. In his first season as a Buckeye, Fields earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors and was a second-team All-American as he threw for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns, ran for another 484 yards and 10 touchdowns and threw just three interceptions as he led Ohio State to wins in each of its first 13 games.

    Fields finished third in the Heisman Trophy race – matching the Heisman finish of his predecessor, Dwayne Haskins, who topped our list of Ohio State’s best athletes of 2018-19 – and had the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the entire country. As the only athlete in the top seven of this list who will be back at Ohio State for the 2020-21 academic year, Fields enters next year as Ohio State's most prominent athlete by far – and he was certainly already one of the Buckeyes' best in 2019.
     
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    Justin Fields is top QB, not Trevor Lawrence, say analysts

    Trevor Lawrence is the quarterback many signal caller hungry teams have their eyes on. Unfortunately, he is not eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft, needing to play one more season at Clemson before entering the draft.

    While Lawrence is widely regarded as the top signal caller in next year’s quarterback crop, not all analysts believe he is No. 1 overall. According to Pro Football Focus, Ohio State’s Justin Fields is their preferred quarterback in next year’s draft.

    In fact, Fields should be talked about more but Lawrence has the pedigree due to appearing in the National Championship game twice, according to PFF.

    “Justin Fields should be ahead of Trevor Lawrence,” PFF said. “He’s graded better, he’s graded better in pro like situations. He’s six-foot-three, it’s not like he’s some shrimpy guy that no one’s ever heard of. Justin Fields ahead of Trevor Lawrence.

    “They both project to be better than Tua (Tagovailoa) and a little bit less than (Joe) Burrow, but of course Burrow had the senior year that none of them have had yet. So for right now, it’s Fields then Lawrence and then, if Tua were in next year’s draft, he’d be third.”

    Comparing them on the stat sheet, Fields has one year as a starter under his belt. Before transferring to Ohio State and starting in 2019, Fields originally enrolled at Georgia but could not beat out incumbent starter Jake Fromm, who entered the 2020 NFL Draft. Rather than sit behind Fromm for two seasons, Fields elected to transfer and found instant success at Ohio State.

    Last year, Fields threw for 3,273 yards, 41 touchdowns, three interceptions and ran for 484 yards and 10 touchdowns. Lawrence threw for 3,665 yards, 36 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 563 yards and nine touchdowns. Lawrence is not considered a true dual threat quarterback but compiled fantastic rushing statistics as a quarterback.

    Fields thrived in Ryan Day’s system with the Buckeyes, taking advantage of his running ability. A late season injury hampered his dual threat ability, but Fields showcased the arm talent that made him a coveted prospect in high school.

    Pro Football Focus believes these two are above the crop of the 2020 NFL Draft class, with the exception of Burrow, who had a historic campaign in 2019 with LSU.

    If Fields puts together another season like 2019, he could make teams rethink the quarterback pecking order. Some believe the system allowed Fields to thrive unlike the offensive scheme at Georgia, which was tailored to a strong running game and Fromm’s strengths.

    Entire article: https://247sports.com/Article/Justin-Fields-is-top-QB-not-Trevor-Lawrence-say-analysts-145490219
     

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