Monday, March 16, 2009
March 15, 2009
*Here's great evidence for Ohio State to use to silence people who claim its football players don't have the speed and athleticism of SEC programs:
*Former OSU players Brian Hartline and Donald Washington won 43 percent (3 out of 7) of the events at the recent NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Hartline had the best 60-yard shuttle (10.92) of ANY athlete at the combine, while Washington recorded the best vertical jump (45 inches) and broad jump (11-3) of all combine participants.
*Hartline/Washington, part 2: Who's among those smiling the widest since Hartline and Washington put up their combine performances?
It's Junkyard favorite Neil Cornrich - head of NC Sports in Beachwood and the agent for both Hartline and Washington.
Few NFL prospects have seen their draft stock rise quicker than Hartline and Washington have over the past few weeks.
And that leaves Cornrich poised to maintain his tradition of having OSU clients rise in the NFL Draft during the final weeks leading to it.
In 2006 former Buckeyes defensive back and Cornrich client Donte Whitner went No. 8 overall to Buffalo - after most suggested he'd be a mid-Round One pick, at best.
In 2007, onetime OSU receiver and Cornrich client Ted Ginn Jr. went No. 9 overall to Miami - after some experts predicted he'd go late in Round One.