By Marc Lawrence – Pro Football Focus says that Los Angeles Chargers First Round pick and Oregon star QB Justin Herbert has all the arm talent in the world, but the mental aspects of the quarterback position still look like a work in progress. His poor play against top competition is scary. He has shown elite play in the past, as much with his arm as with his legs, but it’s worth questioning why he didn’t take many steps forward after his sophomore season. … Ohio State WR KJ Hill could end up being one of the steals of the 2020 NFL Draft. He dominated the competition at the Senior Bowl in the one-on-ones despite seeing very few reps against press with the Buckeyes. … For more on the Chargers’ draft and a composite review of their grade from 4 of the nation’s leading football authorities, click here.
ESPN reports that Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday that his athletic department has run several social distancing models to consider having fans in stands at games this fall, and Ohio Stadium, with a normal capacity of more than 100,000, would hold a crowd closer to 20,000-22,000 fans and up to 40,000-50,000 “if guidelines are relaxed.” He went on to say, “We’re fortunate, with 100,000 seats in the stadium,” he said. “So could we implement the current CDC guidelines, state guidelines around physical distancing, mask requirements and all those types of things in an outdoor environment and have obviously significantly less fans than we are used to? I think it’s possible.” With seating capacity of 102,780, Ohio Stadium – aka The Horseshoe – is the fourth-largest on-campus facility in the nation.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: NFL guru Mike Mains points out in the 2020 NFL Preview that Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury (he of the cool pad in Paradise Valley) is 15-7-1 ATS as a dog more than 7 points in his college and NFL coaching career. In addition, the Cardinals are 13-1 ATS when coming off consecutive SUATS losses. Keep that in mind.