2019 Offensive Line Discussion

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    I feel a ton better about the depth after the last few days...…….

    Every year we have nagging injuries on the line...……...hopefully we stay away from any major injuries...….
     
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    Another transfer lineman possible for Ohio State?
    After the announcement that Rutgers graduate transfer Jonah Jackson is coming to Ohio State on Monday, the assumption is that Day would be done making additions to the offensive line. That may end up being true, but sources close to the program have indicated that there still remains a chance for another grad-transfer to join the fray — but it’s not Virginia’s R.J. Proctor, who was expected to visit this weekend and will not make the trip.

    Parker Braun, who is leaving Georgia Tech, has two years left to play one year. That could make him a more appealing option for the Buckeyes as they look to completely restock what had become a depleted offensive line room. After earning All-ACC honors the last two seasons, Braun decided to leave the Yellow Jackets program, and Ohio State is one of the schools he continues to look at, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    “He has taken an unofficial visit to Florida [with his younger brother Joshua, a rising high school senior from Live Oak, Fla.] and has an official visit planned for Texas for March 1,” Ken Sugiura wrote. “Braun said, ‘We’re still trying to work out something with Ohio State.'”

    Ohio State is at least interested in still trying to work out something with Braun as well. That’s just something to keep an eye on moving forward.
     
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    Coach Day:

    Joshua Alabi had flu-like symptoms Saturday, so he did not practice. Branden Bowen filled in at left tackle, while Nicholas Petit-Frere took his spot on the first-team offensive line at right tackle.
     
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    + They always want to be at 16 offensive linemen. Jonah Jackson helps them get to that number. He can play guard and center. Not where he will start out. It depends on how things shake out this spring. There are five guys not here this spring who could contribute, including Jackson, Thayer Munford, and the incoming freshmen.
     
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    Right Tackle

    The candidates: Nicholas Petit-Frere (RS-Fr.), Branden Bowen (RS-Sr.), Joshua Alabi (RS-Sr.)

    Leader: Nicholas Petit-Frere

    Breakdown: What looked like arguably the most uncertain position entering spring practice has cleared up considerably, and there appears to be a pecking order as the team moves into the summer.

    Petit-Frere started at right tackle on Team Gray with the starting offense, while Bowen started at left guard. Neither Day nor Greg Studrawa has named a leader in any position battle, let alone a winner, but Petit-Frere appears to have a lead at right tackle as the team enters the summer.

    As a second-year player and a former five-star prospect, Petit-Frere has indisputable natural ability. Even Bowen said he has the fastest feet of any offensive lineman he has ever seen. Day called Petit-Frere one of the most improved players on the offense. Though Bowen has more experience and has started six games, Petit-Frere might be forcing his way onto the field.

    Alabi has spent the majority of spring practice taking reps with the starters at left tackle since Munford could not play due to an injury. He could move back to the right side in the fall, but Petit-Frere and Bowen are more likely candidates to start on the right side than him.

    Left Guard

    The candidates: Jonah Jackson (RS-Sr.), Branden Bowen (RS-Sr.), Gavin Cupp (RS-Jr.)

    Leader: Jonah Jackson

    Breakdown: Not much has changed at the left guard spot at the moment, though it could get interesting in the fall if Bowen doesn't win the right tackle job.

    Jackson, who is at Rutgers finishing the semester at Rutgers, has the ability to start at both center and guard, having done so for the Scarlet Knights over the past two years. But given the surge of Josh Myers, who has taken hold of the center position, Jackson's future lies at guard, which Studrawa confirmed a couple weeks ago.

    In his four years at Rutgers, Jackson started for nearly two full seasons and spent the 2018 season as a team captain. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors last year and as a graduate transfer, he was pursued by numerous power conference programs, eventually choosing the Buckeyes instead of Oklahoma, his other finalist.

    Given his experience, Jackson will likely get the first crack. But if Petit-Frere starts at right tackle, Bowen and Jackson might have a fierce competition to become the starter at left guard. In 2017, Bowen opened the season starting at right guard, so he has experience as an interior lineman, too.

    As the team exits spring practice, since Jackson has not arrived in Columbus and Bowen spent most of the 15 practices at right tackle, there's still a lot to learn about the left guard situation.

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    Offensive Line: Josh Myers continued his ascension, positioning himself as the likely starter at center

    After the Big Ten Championship Game, which marked Wyatt Davis' first career start, Greg Studrawa said Davis wasn't the only second-year lineman ready to play. He also named Josh Myers as someone who he felt was prepared enough to enter the game. The opportunity never presented itself, though, and he remained relegated to special teams.

    With Michael Jordan heading to the NFL and Malcolm Pridgeon and Demetrius Knox graduating, Myers finally had a spot – or, three spots – open up. And he has taken advantage of the opportunity, coming close to locking up the starting center spot.

    Studrawa left open the possibility of five-star Harry Miller enrolling in the summer and earning a job as an immediate starter, but that would be a surprise. Myers progressed this spring and should have the job locked up beside Davis and Jonah Jackson, the likely starters at guard.
     
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    Don’t rule out Cupp.
    Go Bucks
     

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