Beavs pack on the poundage

THE WORD "undersized" has been used regularly this offseason in regard to some OSU position groups. But a comparison of last year's roster weights to the new 2011 roster just released says that topic needs to be revisited. A d-tackle who packed on 34 pounds? A number of receivers putting on 10-plus? An OL starter who's added 18 pounds? A DE who checks in 25 pounds heavier? Yep. All that and more…

Just to note a few of the notable gainers, Dominic Glover went from a 245 pound defensive end to a 279 pound inside presence. That's 34 pounds on a 6-2 frame. Holy Crikey.

The two deeps at middle linebacker are knocking on the door of the 500-pound club. Starter Feti Unga weighs 243, up 13 pounds from 230 of last year, while Tony Wilson checks in at 246, up from 231 pounds in 2010. Rueben Robinson, now at outside linebacker, jumped 13 pounds to 238 on this year's roster.

Jordan Bishop is now over 200 pounds, and Castro Masaniai was listed at 311 pounds last year, and is now at 334.

And 178 pounds might not seem like a lot -- but consider that gain on a 5-11 receiver, one who weighed 164 pounds last year. Anyone else think Darrell Catchings is going to look a little different walking onto the field having gained 14 pounds of muscle?

The list goes on…

There are also some players who have shaved a few pounds off. Will that pay dividends, too, in terms of speed and movement?

Here is the complete charted progression of players --- from listed weights on last year's roster on Sep. 17, 2010 -- to the fall camp roster of 2011:

Shaydon Akuna was 213, now is 226
Tyler Anderson was 197, now is 215
Joshua Andrews was 278, now is 295
Michael Beaton, was 298, now is 300
Jeff Bedbury was 187, now is 188
Jordan Bishop was 199, now is 205
John Braun was 265, now is 276
Darrell Catchings was 164, now is 178
Cameron Collins was 230, now is 238
Scott Crichton was 233, now is 258
Kevin Cummings was 168, now is 178
Michael Doctor was 221, now is 222
Burke Ellis was 285, now is 292
Grant Enger was 260, now is 279
Danny Evans was 179, now is 191
Kevin Frahm was 275, now is 281
Geoff Garner was 301, now is 308
Charlie Gilmur was 227, now is 240
Dominic Glover was 245, now is 279
Obum Gwacham was 218, now is 223
Joe Halahuni was 252, now is 255
Garett Hall was 198, now is 198
Connor Hamlett was 253, now is 257
Ryan Hanford was 198, now is 197
Brandon Hardin was 215, now is 216
Micah Hatfield was 162, now is 174
John Hekker was 223, now is 221
Taylor Henry was 249, now is 258
Jordan Jenkins was 211, now is 205
Grant Johnson was 285, now is 293
Max Johnson was 173, now is 186
Ryan Katz was 209, now is 214
Devon Kell was 235, now is 251
Colin Kelly was 290, now is 295
Keith Kostol was 168, now is 182
Josh LaGrone was 200, now is 201
Michael Lamb was 287, now is 290
Jack Lomax was 175, now is 172
Joe Lopez was 253, now is 275
Sean Mannion was 204, now is 218
Sean Martin was 175, now is 183
Castro Masaniai was 311, now is 334
Ryan McCants was 228, now is 225
Westly Meng was 208, now is 217
Lance Mitchell was 207, now is 207
Michael Morovick was 206, now is 217
Ben Motter was 288, now is 285
Geno Munoz was 193, now is 190
Ryan Murphy was 212, now is 209
Derek Nielsen was 293, now is 270
Josh Parish was 225, now is 219
Keynan Parker was 177, now is 183
Marcus Perry was 239, now is 230
Tyler Perry was 239, now is 241
Michael Philipp was 307, now is 308
Jordan Poyer was 189, now is 190
Colby Prince was 265, now is 260
Mike Remmers was 305, now is 303
Rashaad Reynolds was 180, now is 185
Rueben Robinson was 225, now is 238
James Rodgers was 188, now is 188
Mana Rosa was 250, now is 268
Zeke Sanders was 212, now is 211
Roman Sapolu was 260, now is 269
Andrew Seumalo was 262, now is 281
Mitch Singler was 196, now is 202
Jovan Stevenson was 186, now is 193
Shiloah Te'o was 204, now is 226
Mana Tuivailala was 296, now is 287
Feti Unga was 230, now is 243
Cody Vaz was 200, now is 191
Anthony Watkins was 215, now is 218
Brian Watkins was 179, now is 186
Markus Wheaton was 181, now is 178
Tony Wilson was 231, now is 246
Clayton York was 225, now is 225

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