Ohio State’s producing more than twice as many current NFL players as Michigan is a product of two factors: the Wolverines’ talent slump prior to Harbaugh and Meyer’s immediate success in recruiting and developing NFL talent since he arrived in Columbus four years ago.
Five Buckeyes were drafted Jamar Taylor Womens Jersey in the first round last spring, the highest number from one school in 10 years. Overall, NFL teams drafted 12 players from Ohio State in 2016 — tied for the second-most in the first seven rounds of a draft in the common era.
Below is a closer look at Meyer’s success in getting players into the NFL while at Ohio State, beginning with the 2013 draft.
Despite those numbers, Michigan has produced the two best NFL players from either school, based on Pro Football Reference’s Approximate Value. The AV metric attaches a number to each player’s NFL performance for the purpose of uniform comparison over time. Here is a more detailed explanation, but in essence, it gives us a way to examine quality apart from quantity.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was asked if he’s ever coached a quarterback who’s able to complete passes from such unusual arm angles.
“Actually I have, yes,” Bevell said. “[Brett] Favre Jamie Meder Womens Jersey was quite adept at doing that as well. All those different angles. But it’s a special talent to be able to do that. That was the greatest thing that I always thought Favre did was he didn’t have to have his feet exactly right to be able to make those throws. He had a special enough arm that he could do it from any platform, from any foot angle. He could be laying on the ground and still make the throw.
“And Russell has that similar ability. He doesn’t have to have his feet set perfect to be able to make those accurate throws. He can move his arm angles. He can be rolling out to his left and throw it back like the play that he made to Jimmy.”
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