The Ohio State football team goes into the summer with a ton of potential. Here’s how some key position groups might shake out before Week 1.
After a disappointing season, where the Buckeyes lost just one game, the 2016 season is being viewed as a rebuilding year. After losing key starters on both sides of the ball, there are many holes to fill. A total of 15 Ohio State players were either drafted or signed as free agents after the draft this year.
Some of the most noticeable holes that need addressed include the running back position, the offensive line and defensive line, and wide receiver. There is talent at each of these positions but there isn’t much experience, which could come back to hurt this young Buckeyes team.
1. Defensive Front Four
With the loss of names like Adolphus Washington, Tommy Schutt, Joel Hale and of course a guy by the name of Joey Bosa, Ohio State finds themselves in a different position with the guys up front on the defensive side of the ball.
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After these two players, the Buckeyes are going to have a lot of young guys who are inexperienced.
Coach Luke Fickell spoke highly about Nick Bosa, but I don’t see him getting a ton of reps in his first season. I could even see him being red-shirted. I’ve heard that Bosa is further along at this point then his brother Joey was in his first year.
Both of these guys have been taking the starting reps during spring practices.
Next: Running Back