Ben Raven’s 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0: Detroit Lions get elite edge defender, playmaking receiver
Detroit Lions -- Michigan EDGE Aidan HutchinsonAidan Hutchinson is the pick I would and think the team should make if he’s there. Trey Flowers is paid like one of the league’s top edge rushers despite having only 3.5 sacks in two years. Houston Texans -- Oregon EDGE Kayvon ThibodeauxKayvon Thibodeaux is a terror off the edge, with eye-popping athleticism. Seattle Seahawks (via reported trade with Broncos) -- Georgia EDGE Travon WalkerThe Seahawks are going with a full-blown rebuild. He had 111 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in 2021.mlive.com
Drafting the best players at the NFL Combine for a parking lot football game
INDIANAPOLIS -- On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah let you know some of their favorite college players in the 2022 NFL Draft by doing a mock draft. But not a regular mock draft. Here, Doug and Shehan go back and forth drafting two 12-man teams for a passing game they’d like to play in a parking lot. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. * Spotify* Apple* Stitcher* Google PlayRecent Free Episodes of The College Football Survivor ShowThe Existential Crisis in College FootballDrafting 20 Head Coaches to Make the Playoff in the Next Five Yearsmlive.com
2022 NFL draft: 5 wide receivers to watch for the Detroit Lions
MLive’s Lions beat discussed receivers at length in this week’s “Dungeon of Doom” podcast and in the written mailbag. His 9.3 yards after the catch per reception ranks ninth nationally, with his 15 forced missed tackles cracking the top 30. Burks caught 67 balls for 1,123 yards and 11 touchdowns, adding 112 rushing yards and one touchdown on 14 attempts. The 6-foot-2 receiver is underrated after the catch, forcing a whopping 25 missed tackles while hanging with the best on looks downfield. Other names to watch: Ohio State WR Chris Olave, Alabama WR Jameson Williams, Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce, Northern Iowa WR Isaiah Westonmlive.com
Sugar Bowl features Clemson-Ohio State CFP semifinal rematch
3 Ohio State (6-0, No. ... Clemson beat Ohio State 29-23 in a Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinal last season. ... All of Clemson's victories over Ohio State have come in bowl games, including the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2013 season and the 1978 Peach Bowl. ... Clemson is making its third Sugar Bowl appearance and is seeking its first Sugar Bowl win. ... Ohio State is making its sixth Sugar Bowl appearance and has won its last three, including a 42-35 triumph over Alabama in the first CFP semifinal on Jan. 1, 2015.
AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored
Fields led Ohio State to a 6-0 record and the No. 7 Indiana (6-1) to its highest ranking since 1967, knocking off three ranked teams along the way. Its only loss was 42-35 at Ohio State in a game that went down to the final play. u-QB — Justin Fields, Ohio State, 6-3, 228, Jr., Kennesaw, Georgia. C — Josh Myers, Ohio State, 6-5, 312, Jr., Miamisburg, Ohio.
No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Michigan State Spartans in 52-12 win
3 Ohio State to a 52-12 win over Michigan State on Saturday. Michigan State (2-4, 2-4) was coming off a win over another undefeated team — Northwestern — but the Spartans were overmatched Saturday. “Outings like this are not acceptable, and I don't care who we're playing," Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said. They punted on fourth-and-1 in the first quarter — and again on fourth down in Ohio State territory early in the third. Michigan State wraps up the regular season at Penn State.
Fields throws 5 TDs passes, No. 3 Ohio State beats Rutgers
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Rutgers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Fields threw two touchdown passes to Chris Olave, with Jameson Williams, Garrett Wilson and Jeremy Ruckert also recipients of scoring passes. Wilson caught six passes for 104 yards for Ohio State, and Fields completed passes to nine receivers. They battled Ohio State but couldn't climb out of the hole they dug early. Ohio State: The Buckeyes were sloppy and got stuck in the mud at times, but Fields can make things happen.
In empty white out, No. 3 Ohio State beats Penn State 38-25
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks for a receiver during the first quarter against Penn State in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The Ohio State quarterback is just fine shredding defenses in front of a more intimate gathering. Ohio State (2-0) didn’t take long to break the game open and hand Penn State (0-2) its first 0-2 start since 2013. Penn State got on the board when Jake Pinegar capped an 11-play, 61-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal. The Nittany Lions got a break when Ohio State turned the ball over on downs with a second left before halftime.
Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17
5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest of the way. Then came Fields' nifty touchdown run and a 55-yard scoop and score by Buckeyes cornerback Sevyn Banks, and Ohio State had it under control. “That's one heck of a run right there," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. It is believed to be the smallest crowd to watch an Ohio State game since sometime before 1910. Ohio State: Faces No.
Top 5 receivers Michigan football is set to face in 2020
Since the Big Ten announced last month that it will indeed play a fall football season, arguably the two best receivers in the conference have opted back in for the 2020 season. But Bateman isn’t the only elite wideout the Wolverines are scheduled to face in 2020. Jayden Reed, Michigan StateReed had to sit out last season after transferring from Western Michigan, but he is expected to make an instant impact for the Spartans. Rashod Bateman, MinnesotaBateman initially opted out of the 2020 season in August but was reinstated by the NCAA last week after he signed with an NFL agent. His return is a huge boost for the Golden Gophers, who open the season against Michigan on Oct. 24.mlive.com