College Football News Preview 2020: Top Ohio State Buckeyes Players
Best Ohio State Buckeyes Offensive Player
QB Justin Fields, Jr.
Could Fields actually play? The former super-recruit for Georgia was obviously a big-time talent, but before coming to Ohio State his biggest claim to fame was being guy who threw the ill-fated fake-punt pass in the 2018 SEC Championship loss to Alabama.
His spring session with the Buckeyes was fine, but outside of one fantastic pass, his 2019 spring game performance was a big bowl of meh.
And then he almost led Ohio State to the national title.
He threw 41 touchdown passes and just three picks on the year – two in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson – and ran for ten touchdowns. He was tough, confident, and nearly flawless as he looked and played every bit like the prospect he was billed to be.
He’s a franchise NFL quarterback, he’s got all the skills, and he’s now got the experience to make everyone around him even better.
2. WR Chris Olave, Jr.
3. OT Thayer Munford, Sr.
4. OG Wyatt Davis, Jr.
5. RB Trey Sermon, Sr.
Best Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive Player
CB/S Shaun Wade, Jr.
His biggest problem? He’s not Jeff Okudah. Even so, he’s a whale of a pro prospect with 6-1, 195-pound size and the speed to be in the mix to be the top defensive back off the board in 2021.
He’s a corner, but he’s got the toughness and upside to play anywhere in the secondary. Last year he only came up with one interception, but he broke up eight passes, generated two sacks, and made 25 tackles for the nation’s best secondary. Now he moves up into the star of the show as the lone returning starter to the defensive backfield.
2. DE Zach Harrison, Soph.
3. LB Pete Werner, Sr.
4. LB Tuf Borland, Sr.
5. LB Baron Browning, Sr.