Ohio State Linebacker Ryan Shazier is a 6-2, 230-pound junior from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida who is rocketing up NFL Draft boards right now. He looks like a second round pick for sure, and may sneak into the first round .
Shazier had three tackles for loss, including two sacks, and seven total tackles as the Buckeyes rolled over Purdue, 56-0 last Saturday. Then again, playing Purdue ameliorates everyone’s NFL Draft stock; usually.
Ryan Shazier is one of 20 quarter-finalists for some stupid award that no one cares about other than players and coaches. Seriously, no one gives a shit about shitty award watch lists, but you know, those STUPID press releases that SIDs are rammed down the throats of media anyway. Because SIDs are instructed to by the FWAA.
Ryan Shazier leads Ohio State with 73 tackles this season and has 245 for his career. He has 11 tackles for losses in 2013 and 33 for his career.
Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer gave a PR spin, prepared statement of his star linebacker: “Ryan is one of the most incredible young men I’ve ever been around . He’s got a heart of gold.”
Shazier could be a very good kid He might be the nicest guy in the world, and Ryan Shazier the person may be just as great as Ryan Shazier the college football player. Because there’s no denying Shazier is really good. However, a character endorsement from Urban Meyer is worth little to nothing. See Aaron Hernandez, Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde etc.
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