The Ohio State Buckeyes are once again projected to be a top 5 team heading into the 2017 season. Last year ended with the Buckeyes making a trip the College Football Playoff but being stomped 30-0 by eventual champion Clemson.
J.T. Barrett Is Back At QB
J.T. Barrett is back for another year as the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. It seems like he’s been there forever! Barrett will again be looking to make strides in the passing game this year. Barrett doesn’t have the strongest or most accurate arm but he makes up for it with his legs.
The Buckeyes Must Replace Three Defensive Back Starters
Ohio State not only has to replace three defensive back starters but three starters that were all taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. Ohio State is starting to be known as DB U but how many times can you lose great players to the draft and keep reloading like nothing happened?
Ohio State gets Oklahoma, Penn State and Michigan State all at home. They go on the road to Nebraska and then the big one is at Michigan this year.