Ohio State '20 OH DE (SR) - Jack Sawyer ('23 Second Team All-BIG, '22 Honorable Mention All-BIG)

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    DE JACK SAWYER
    Relative to his Ohio State teammates, Sawyer’s second season in scarlet and gray was nothing to scoff at. With 4.5 sacks in 2022, the Pickerington product tied Mike Hall for the team lead. But Sawyer – and the fans who have waited for him to resemble the five-star prospect he was pegged as out of high school – have higher expectations.

    Like Tuimoloau, Sawyer will be tasked with taking over a larger portion of productivity from the defensive end position with both Harrison and Javontae Jean-Baptiste now gone from the program. That pursuit should be made easier for the 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman now that he’ll no longer have to cross-train at the hybrid Jack linebacker position in 2023. Sawyer will be a full-time defensive end in his third year, and both he and the Buckeye coaching staff believe focusing on one position will yield his best results yet.

    “I thought just evaluating it, just conversation with coaches, said ‘Hey, I think it's best for Jack to go back to the line of scrimmage. And I think we got another guy that can probably play the Jack and let him put his hand in the ground, let him go rush,’” Johnson said this spring. “That's why we brought him here to do that. And I thought that it (playing Jack) was a good experiment, but now let's go play football. And I think that's the best position for him. He feels happy where he's at. And that's important too.”

    While it was destined to be difficult for Sawyer to live up to comparisons to the likes of Chase Young or the Bosa brothers, 2023 could be the year he truly takes the next step as a game-wrecking force for the Buckeyes.
     
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    Johnson said Jack Sawyer has “done a good job of taking care of himself” and slimmed down this offseason. “Now he’s really, really doing some good things for us.”
     
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    DC Jim Knowles on DE Jack Sawyer: "The last two days, he's kinda vaulted himself into being a dominant guy." Knowles said Sawyer keeps coming up in the "Silver Bullet" conversations.
     
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    Good game. Keep improving.
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    Did he lose too much weight this offseason?
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