Ohio State held it's third practice of fall camp Tuesday morning and the first four periods were open to the media.
The Buckeyes took to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center outdoor fields around 9:25 a.m., doing so as a full team for just the second time after newcomers and freshmen practiced separately on the first day of 2016 camp. It was also the first day in full pads for Ohio State.
With just four periods of practice open for viewing and much of the action taking place at the opposite end of the field from the designated media area, it was difficult to gather much information about the 2016 Buckeyes, but we were able to learn a few things about the team. Here's what we saw in the second and final fall practice open to the media:
- The offensive line went through drills under the direction of new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and the two-deep camp with few surprises. Jamarco Jones was working as the first team left tackle with Isaiah Prince at right tackle. Billy Price occupied the right guard position with true freshman Michael Jordan at left guard and Pat Elflein at center.
- From left to right the second-team offensive line was: Malcolm Pridgeon, Demetrius Knox, Brady Taylor, Evan Lisle and Branden Bowen. The biggest takeaway here is that it didn't take long for Pridgeon to move into the two-deep after working with the newcomers Sunday morning.
- Freshmen Gavin Cupp and Tyler Gerald were working with the third team offensive line along with Kevin Woidke, Matthew Burrell and Aaron Parry.
- On the other side of the trenches, the defensive line went through individual drills as Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard were the first two defensive ends to participate under the guidance of Larry Johnson. Those two were followed in order by Darius Slade, Rashod Berry, Jalyn Holmes, Jonathon Cooper and Nick Bosa. Considering these were individual drills it's hard too read too much into the order aside from the fact that Lewis and Hubbard are the clear leaders of the ends.
- Similarly, Tracy Sprinkle led the way at defensive tackle, followed by Robert Landers, Michael Hill and Dre'Mont Jones.
- At cornerback, Marshon Lattimore took the first set of first-team reps opposite Gareon Conley, though Denzel Ward was quick to rotate in to the mix.
- Because of the viewing position, it was hard to glean much from the skill positions, though Noah Brown was clearly leading the wide receivers through drills.