Ohio State '17 OH OL (RS JR) - Josh Myers

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  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Ohio State C Josh Myers:

    • "We're excited to be back in the Big Ten Championship Game. It's always an honor. It's such a fun game to play in."
    • Who's the best offensive lineman on the team? "That's a good question. That's a tough question to answer. I think all five of us across the board have done a great job this season."
    • Does playing a power team like Wisconsin make you want to establish the run more? "We always want to establish the ground attack ... I think with how well their ground game was, I think it was definitely on the mind of our offensive line, and I think we wanted to be able to show that we're in that same conversation ... It's something that we're obviously going to try to do again on Saturday."
    • On Ryan Day saying Sunday that he thinks Ohio State's interior offensive linemen are the best three in the country: "That's super high praise, and I take that as a huge compliment, especially coming from Coach Day."
    • On the chemistry of the offensive line: "All five of us are extremely close."
    • Myers said he thinks the athleticism and mobility of Ohio State's offensive line has been key to its success.
    • Myers said he thinks it is a "huge advantage" for Wisconsin's defense that they have had an opportunity to play against Ohio State's offensive scheme, so the Buckeyes have to be prepared to do some different things, knowing the Badgers will do some different things on defense as well.
    • Myers said it is easier to play indoors as a center because he doesn't have to worry about the ball being slick in bad weather and potentially slipping through his fingers.
    • On Day: "We just love him so much ... I personally want to win for him ... I can't say enough about how good of a job he's done since he's gotten here."
    • Myers said he still watches tape of former Ohio State centers and Rimington Trophy winners Billy Price and Pat Elflein because he wants to be able to live up to the level of success that they had.
    • On J.K. Dobbins: "He's just such a good player, and an even better person. He runs the ball incredibly hard, and as an offensive line, we just respect that so much."
     
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    This kid may be the best Center we've EVER had!
     
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    That’s definitely a loaded statement, but I am inclined to agree. He’s been a stud for us.

    This might be our best line ever, actually. The size and athleticism of the unit is really impressive, and we aren’t suffering from false starts like in previous years. I love watching this team play !
     
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    Josh Myers:

    • Myers said he thought it would be a "toss-up" whether Ohio State would be No. 1 or No. 2.
    • Myers said Clemson is a great team and he's impressed by what he's seen from them on TV, and he's looking forward to diving into watching film. He said he watched Clemson play during the day before a couple of Ohio State's night games.
    • "All four of these teams are great football teams," so playing Oklahoma would have been a tough matchup too if Ohio State was No. 1.
    • "Coach Day is excellent at motivating our team, and I'm sure he'll use every angle he can to motivate our team as much as he possibly can."
    • On the second-half comeback against Wisconsin: "I'm so proud of the way we turned around and came back and gritted our teeth and won that game."
    • Myers said he isn't overly disappointed about being the No. 2 seed. "We're in the College Football Playoff. What else can you ask for?"
    • "The Big Ten is a great conference, and we're going to do our represent the Big Ten, to represent the North."
    • Myers, who wasn't on the team yet in 2016, said he was "in shock" seeing Ohio State's 31-0 loss to Clemson.
     
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    This line is going to be sick next season ... Bijan Robinson really messed up. Teague is going to FEAST
     
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    OL Josh Myers
    The other interior offensive linemen eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft should also go in the first round, or at least receive a first-round grade. Josh Myers might have a tougher time finding a home in the first round; only 12 centers have been selected in the first round since 2000, but one of them was former Ohio State center Billy Price. Myers has a chance to be No. 13 with a good showing next year alongside Davis. Myers could be in line for the Rimington Trophy and All-American honors at his position. If he tests well next spring at the NFL Combine and impresses the right people, he’ll be a first rounder. He certainly has the talent.

     
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    JOSH MYERS - CENTER
    Myers was an absolute stud as a first-year starter in 2019, bringing home second-team All-Big Ten honors.

    Flanked by Jonah Jackson and Wyatt Davis, as noted above, Myers and company formed one of the truly elite interior offensive lines in college football.

    Myers showed an elite ability to get wide to the second level, creating cutback lanes with seal blocks or simply road-grading guys lined up straight ahead.

    He's mean, strong, experienced and smart, and he should make a legit run at All-American and Rimington Trophy honors this fall.

    If that wasn't enough to earn him a spot on this list, his backup could very well be a true freshman. Luke Wyper is talented and his time will come, make no mistake, but history says it's a rare breed that can start at any of the offensive line positions from day one.

    Of course, expected starting left guard Harry Miller could always play center but even if that happened, it would leave a big hole that would also be filled by a talented but extremely green reserve.

     
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    7. JOSH MYERS, C (997 SNAPS)
    After starting no games in his first two years at Ohio State, Myers became a staple in the middle of the Buckeyes’ offensive line in 2019, playing all 925 snaps when the starting offensive line was on the field. He proved to be a rock-solid anchor for the Buckeyes’ front five, playing like a veteran en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten honors.

    Now as a second-year starter, Myers is expected to be a legitimate Rimington Trophy contender as one of the best centers in all of college football. Ohio State typically prioritizes experience at center – last season, Myers became the first starting center since Jacoby Boren in 2014 who didn’t already have starting experience on the offensive line – and the Buckeyes are certainly glad to still have Myers as one of three returning starters up front.

     
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