There are 12 different former Ohio State Buckeyes in NFL Mock Drafts. And it looks like the program could be on the verge of doing something it has never done before.
Senior wide receiver K.J. Hill is now the leading pass-catcher in Ohio State football history. Hill just broke David Boston’s mark of 191 career receptions.
K.J. Hill has never been the highest-profile member of Zone 6, but has quietly produced a remarkable Buckeye career. In addition to being No. 2 on the career receptions list, Hill is currently 8th all-time in receiving yards, and is tied for 12th in school history with 16 career touchdowns.
Why would Ryan Day willingly give up on a passing game concept that was crucial to hanging 62 points on Michigan? Actually, there are a couple reasons.
It’s your Week 2 edition of Grumpy Old Buckeye and we’re talking about Ohio State vs. the University of Cincinnati. If you’re new to this column, welcome! The aim here is to be the voice of negativity, even when things are generally pretty great. I point out the things from each game that make me want to walk out onto my lawn in my bathrobe and yell at people about it.
Justin Fields was electric, as we knew he should be. I was very close on his pass total (25 vs. a projected 26) and completions (18 vs. 21). He managed to outshine my TD total, throwing one more TD pass than I anticipated. I thought that the other QBs would see more action, but Ryan Day left Fields in for the majority of the game, limiting the backup…
The statistical projections are back, and there’s nothing worse than trying to pin down the first game numbers. The team is new. The QB is a transfer. The opponent is relatively unknown (read: not in the Big Ten). Their coach is equal parts hilarious and certifiable, so I have no idea if he’s about to roll out a competitive, innovative game plan that…