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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ohio State's Pro Day

Ohio State's pro day lost a lot of it's excitement when Ted Ginn announced he wasn't going to participate. Ginn's ankle still hasn't healed from the injury he suffered in the National Championship game.

Troy Smith participated in all drills. Smith ran two 40s, in 4.65 and 4.71 seconds. He also posted a 36-½-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump. Smith also impressed with his arm strength during passing drills.

Running back Antonio Pittman and receiver Anthony Gonzalez did not run the 40-yard dash.

Seldom used receiver Roy Hall made the biggest impression during the day. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds he ran a 4.35 40.

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Ebron T said...

This is really unimpressive by these players, Troy Smith's stock will continuously go downm and so will the rest of the Ohio State palyers like Ted Ginn Jr.

March 12, 2007 8:24:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

Why are so many people trying to down play this young man's talent?
All they talk about is Quinn as if his career was more impressive (BIG WIN'S). The very first time Smith through a pass in college heads turned, and, once he grew up, maturity wise, he was and still is the best passer coming out of college, coaches and scouts can sleep on him if they want, but, I guarantee, if given the chance he will out shine your so called proto-typical #1 and #2 passer's, by a mile.

March 21, 2007 11:33:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

Ginn's gonna run like a 4.28 in April.

March 23, 2007 4:01:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

I completely agree with the anonymous statement! Troy Smith has been highly underestimated by his size and his performance in the National Championship. I think that Smith has great potential and discipline. He also holds a good leadership skills.

March 24, 2007 2:11:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Troy Smith was given his chance at the senior bowl, and he failed. Not to downplay his achievements in college but the pros are a whole different league. the defenenses a MUCH bigger,MUCH faster, and MUCH more complex and he has done nothing thus far leading up to the draft to show that he can adapt.

March 27, 2007 2:33:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

so you're saying that quinn and russell did better than smith during the senior bowl, OH WAIT!!! they didn't even play. Troy Smith takes every challenge that is given. He didn't have a horrible senior bowl. I think everyone will be surprised how soon he will go in the draft, Maybe not first or second, but how do you pick anybody else over the Heisman winner????

March 30, 2007 1:36:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

You said it anonymous, defenses are BIGGER and FASTER. Look at Big Ben. During, his Superbowl run, his greatest asset was his legs, and escapability, not the fact that he is 6' 7" tall with a big arm. Defenses now a days are based on speed, you have defensive linemen running 4.6 40's, so when those big slow linemen can,t keep them out, a QB will have to be able to think on the fly (ex. Marino vs San Fran, Superbowl). The day of the statue are just about gone in the NFL. Even Manning had to change his approach to be successful enough to win a Superbowl. So as I stated before my moneys on Smith.

March 30, 2007 2:31:00 PM EST  
Mike said...

Don't say anything about Troy Smith. Remember, he won the heisman trophy! best player in college football. Plus, troy smith faced a lot better defenses than did brady quinn. What did quinn do against michigan? what has he ever done against a good team? o yea, he's sucked. some say troy smith is short so he can't see over the line? The ohio state offensive line is every bit as tall as an offensive line in the nfl.

March 30, 2007 6:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

about how smith takes all challenges (senior bowl) and russell/quinn didnt? well im hoping you realize russell cant, he was a junior, and quinn just didnt want to. simple as that.

smith had a great college career. he has a chance at being a good quarterback in the pros. but the heisman means diddly in the nfl. you can pick MANY people over a heisman winner, if they are better PRO prospects. troy smith is quite undersized with above average, not amazing, arm strength. nfl teams arent just picking russell cause he is "6 foot 7" (he is 6'6", by the way), but because he can throw the ball 80 yards. he runs a 4.8 40, which at his size is plenty adequate to truck some defenders.

and again on the heisman. lets list some of the recent winners. out of the past 8 years, three of the winners have turned out to be legit (palmer, bush, leinart). the rest of the list? jason white, chris weinke, ron dayne, eric crouch.

April 12, 2007 10:09:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Heisman hype aside. During the skills competition Troy threw the ball 75 yards on the fly, when none of the other QB's could break 70, he ran a 4.65/ 4.7, 40 at his pro-day, can make all the passes needed in the NFL, and is said to have all the intangibles needed to be a winner (proven at The Ohio State) but because he came up 1" short, height wise, they want to make him a RB or Receiver. Vince Young is 6'5" tall but his throwing motion (side arm) put's his release point at about 6' to 5'11" and they said because of it he would not be successful, and I believe he won 8 games last year in the NFL. Face it scouts, GM's, Coaches and these other so called experts, no one is a sure bet, and it's not an exact science. I,m a Browns fan who didn't want to see Couch in a Browns uniform and I get that same feeling about Quinn. Give Troy an honest shot, stop looking for way's to keep him down, and he'll help make any franchise into a winner, as a ***QB***.

April 26, 2007 10:32:00 AM EST  

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