Darrion Henry as an Ohio State Buckeye

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Darrion Henry is a 6’5″, 280 pound strong-side defensive end from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a senior at Princeton High, and this year Ohio State received a verbal commitment from him that he will be attending starting in 2020, and playing football as a Buckeye. His recruitment was viewed as a major victory for Ohio State, as Darrion Henry has been heavily sought after by some of the top schools in the nation. He was recruited by associate head coach and defensive line coach Larry Johnson.

Darrion Henry DT from Cinncinati Ohio

How Good is Darrion Henry?

Oh he’s good. Darrion is the No. 2 prospect overall in Ohio, and the No. 11 defensive tackle prospect in the country. Last season he lead the GNC with 8.5 sacks.

What Other Options Did He Have to Consider?

Darrion Henry seriously considered and visited Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Pittsburgh, according to Dayton Daily News. These schools have some of the top football programs in the country, and they were all after him, so Henry knew what he was doing when he chose Ohio State. Reportedly he’s long thought of playing for LSU or Ohio State, and he chose to be a Buckeye.

What Does Henry Bring to Ohio State?

Well, to start, he’s clearly shown his stuff playing for Princeton High. He should bring a good balance of talent and athletic ability. Henry isn’t just a big guy to fill up the line; he’s quick and strong. Alabama and Clemson’s dominance has shown the importance of strong defensive tackle play, and Darrion Henry may be just what Ohio State needs to edge closer to their level on defense.

Darrion is a close childhood friend of offensive tackle Paris Johnson, another key member of Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class. Apparently the two have long had plans of playing college football together, and there dream is coming true. Johnson played at St. Xavier his first three seasons, and is finishing his high school career at Princeton this fall, playing alongside Henry. As No. 1 in the state, Johnson along with Darrion means Ohio State will have to the two top picks in the state of the 2020 class. Ryan Day has been emphasizing in-state recruitment, and these two are evidence of it.

Darrion Henry Ultimate Highlights // 2020 4-star DE/DL // Ohio State Commit – Cincinnati Princeton

Cincinnati has fallen behind in recent years as far as recruiting by Ohio State, but they’ve made a comeback with 5 players already committing from the 2020 class. Darrion Henry and the others could be the beginnings of a new wave.

Darrion did suffer a pretty serious shoulder injury toward the end of his junior season, and also gained weight due to poor diet. This has raised some concerns about him living up to the expectations. Henry has recently turned things around though. He’s gone through intense rehab, changed his diet, and overall been working very hard to get back on track to be ready. The young man now seems confident, motivated, and ready to go.

Darrion Henry seems to be just what Ohio State needs, and it should be fun to see what he can do in the 2020 season.

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NFL Cap Space & Team Free Agent/Draft Needs

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Here are the NFL Teams in order by cap space and the positions of need for this coming season. Make sure to listen to the radio show today for all the discussion.

1IN 106411235 PR, WR, LB, DL
2NJ 102,149,882 PR, OT, G. C, RB, WR
3HO 80,913,667 OT, G, C, RB
4BF 79,986,112 WR2 , OL, RB, TE
5CL 79,149,465 DT, WR, LB, CB
6OK 72,915,680 PR, S, WR CB
7SF 67,493,622 PR, DB, WR, LB
8SE 49,863,466 PR, OL, LB, WR
9CN 49,417,713 LB, G, OT, TE
10DA 47,545,275 WR, DT, OT, RB
11TN 43,464,313 DT, OLB, G-C, WR, TE
12AZ 37,586,094 WR, ILB, CB, TE
13DV 34,491,784 CB, OL, WR, TE
14GB 34,438,760 PR, S, G/T, WR, TE, ILB
15DT 33,623,442 PR, TE, CB, WR
16NG 27,002,535 QB, OL, LB, S
17KC 24,976,203 S, CB, RB, TE, DL
18LC 22,523,868 LB, DT, OT, QB
19LR 22,512,887 PR, CB, S, OL
20AT 22,383,182 DT, OL, DE, CB
21NE 19,345,720 WR, QB, OL
22BA 18,560,157 OL, WR, OLB, RB
23CR 17,459,065 PR, C, LB
24WA 16,969,921 OLB, WR, G
25PT 16,304,956 WR, ILB CB, RB
26TB 15,633,489 DT, OT, ILB, DB
27CH 13,616,141 S, CB, OL, RB
28NO 10,774,712 OL, TE, WR, DT, S
29MI 9,591,316 QB, PR, OL, CB
30MN 5,340,897 G, PR, DT, LB
31PH 4,183,815 RB, DE, S, OL
32JK ($2,390,428) QB, TE, OL, WR THE WORST RUN TEAM IN NFL

AFC South lineup Grades

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My line up grades for the NFL AFC South teams for the 2018 season. You need to keep these grades close by when you select your teams for the coming year.

Texans

Texans

AFC South
Texans
QBDeshaun Watson
If Watson can survive the season, he will be fine. A-
RBLamar Miller
Miller was horrible last yr with 21y his longest run. D
WRDeAndre Hopkins & Will Fuller V & Braxton Miller
Hopkins is outstanding. Watson deserves better from Fuller & Miller B
TEStephen Anderson
Anderson is barely OK. C
OLlt Julie’n Davenport lg Zach Fulton c Nick Martin rg Senio Kelemete rt Seantrel Henderson
Watson deserves better in the OL than this group. Henderson was 3rd string in BF. D
DLLe J.J. Watt nt D.J. Reader re Joel Heath
Watt was hurt most of 17, putting pressure on Clowney. Rest are nothing special. C
lbslb Whitney Mercilus lilb Zach Cunningham rilb Benardrick McKinney wlb Jadeveon Clowney
Mercilus was hurt but Clowney is outstanding. B
DBlc Johnathan Joseph rc Aaron Colvin fs Kareem Jackson ss Tyrann Mathieu FA
Signing Mathieu helped but Watson needs to score a lot of points to keep HO in the game.
Colts
QBAndrew Luck or Jacoby Brissett
No luck in Indy last year. Brissett was decent. B with Luck C without him.
RBMarlon Mack
Mack is not good & runs behind a bad OL. D
WRT.Y. Hilton & Ryan Grant
Hilton is fine, Grant not so much. C
TEEric Ebron FA & Jack Doyle FA
Both are solid and can catch. B
OLlt Anthony Castonzo lg Quenton Nelson R c Ryan Kelly R rg Braden Smith R rt Austin Howard FA
The rebuilt OL can’t be worse. D
DLle Denico Autry FA lt Grover Stewart rt Al Woods re Jabaal Sheard
Jabaal Sheard is fine the rest is not good. D
lbslb John Simon mlb Antonio Morrison wlb Najee Goode
Morrison is the best of this group. Rest are not good. D
DBlc Quincy Wilson rc Kenny Moore fs Malik Hooker ss Matthias Farley
All are green but Matthias Farley is the best here. C-
Jaguars
QBBlake Bortles
Bortles is at best middle of the road. C
RBLeonard Fournette
He is top 10 RB. A
WRMarqise Lee & D.J. Chark R & Donte Moncrief FA
Is this grp holding Bortles back or is this grp the problem? D
TEAustin Seferian-Jenkins
Young and rising. C+
OLlt Cam Robinson lg Andrew Norwell FA c Brandon Linder rg A.J. Cann rt Jermey Parnell
Norwell helped but the OL still below average. C-
DLle Yannick Ngakoue lt Marcell Dareus rt Malik Jackson re Calais Campbell
Rebuilt DL is better. B+
lbslb Myles Jack mlb Blair Brown wlb Telvin Smith
Jack & Smith are as good as any OLB. Brown not so much. A-
DBlc A.J. Bouye rc Jalen Ramsey fs Tashaun Gipson ss Barry Church
2 probowlers & 2 guys B+
Titans
QBMarcus Mariota
He had a down year last season but played well in the playoffs. C-
RBDerrick Henry & Dion Lewis (rec)
Lewis is too small to be a 25 carry a game back. Henry must carry the load. C
WRRishard Matthews & Corey Davis &Taywan Taylor
Matthews is OK but the rest are not good.
TEDelanie Walker
He is a top 5 TE. A
OLlt Taylor Lewan lg Quinton Spain c Ben Jones rg Josh Kline rt Jack Conklin J
OL was better last year, after a shaky year in 16.  B-
DLle DaQuan Jones nt Bennie Logan FA re Jurrell Casey
Casey is fine the rest are not good. B-
lblob Derrick Morgan lib Wesley Woodyard rib Rashaan Evans R rolb Brian Orakpo
Woodyard is outstanding. Rest are OK at best B-
DBlc Logan Ryan rc Malcolm Butler fs Kevin Byard ss Johnathan Cyprien
Byard is OK the rest need to prove themselves C

AFC North starting lineup grades

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My grades for the AFC North starting lineups. Make sure you know who is a keeper and who you should drop going into the first week.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens
QBJoe Flacco
He has not had a great season since he got paid. D+
RBAlex Collins
Much better than the previous group at 116y/g B
wrMichael Crabtree & John Brown & Willie Snead
BA hopes that it was the WRS not the QB that lead to 29th passing yardage. BA Changed out all WRS but that won’t help C-
teHayden Hurst R
BA hopes that first round pick Hurst can put some life into TE pos. C
OLLt Ronnie Stanley lg James Hurst c Ryan Jensen FA rg Marshal Yanda rt Alex Lewis
Nothing special here except Yanda IF he can stay healthy. C
DLle Brandon Williams nt Michael Pierce re Willie Henry
DL over performed B
lbslb Albert McClellan lilb C.J. Mosley rilb Patrick Onwuasor wolb Terrell Suggs
Mosley & Suggs are special rest are not. C+
DBlc Brandon Carr rc Jimmy Smith fs Tony Jefferson ss Eric Weddle
S are both solid but CBS are less solid. B
BENGALS
QBAndy Dalton
Dalton has not won a playoff game. That is why we call him RV. C-
RBJoe Mixon
Bad OL hurt Run gm but Mixon played well. B-
WRA.J. Green & Brandon LaFell & John Ross
Green is outstanding, Rest are decent. B-
TETyler Eifert
CN was smart enough to resign UFA Eifert. B
OLlt Cordy Glenn T lg Clint Boling c Billy Price R rg Trey Hopkins rt Jake Fisher
Left side is OK. Rest not so much. C-
DLle Carlos Dunlap lt Chris Baker rt Geno Atkins re Michael Johnson
DL is old but still effective. B+
lbslb Nick Vigil mlb Preston Brown wlb Vontaze Burfict 4gm susp
fa Brown helps but Vontaze Burfict is the key to the group B+
DBlc Dre Kirkpatrick rc William Jackson fs Shawn Williams ss George Iloka
DBS did not preform well last year. C-
Browns
QBTyrod Taylor or Baker Mayfield
Everyone in CL says that Taylor will start. I don’t believe them. C
RBCarlos Hyde & Duke Johnson Jr.
Hyde is the runner Johnson is the receiver. Crowell escaped No Run CL. C-
wrJarvis Landry & Josh Gordon + SOMEONE ELSE.
The 3rd WR won’t be Coleman. He is a DISASTER. Key is can Gordon stay on the field? B+
TEDavid Njoku
Can he catch the ball? D
OLlt Shon Coleman lg Joel Bitonio c JC Tretter rg Kevin Zeitler rt Chris Hubbard
GCG is fine. OTS are the biggest issues C
DLle Emmanuel Ogbah lt Larry Ogunjobi rt Trevon Coley re Myles Garrett
Garrett is solid but the rest are soft. C-
lbslb Jamie Collins mlb Joe Schobert wlb Mychal Kendricks
Collins was bad last yr. Kendricks & Schobert are OK. C
DBlc T.J. Carrie FA rc Denzel Ward R fs Damarious Randall T ss Jabrill Peppers
Peppers was 40 yrds behind the D. Carrie & Ward should help improve pass cov. D+
Steelers
QBBen Roethlisberger
Roethlisberger had talked about retirement often. A-
RBLe’Veon Bell
Bell is outstanding A
WRAntonio Brown & Juju Smith-Schuster & James Washington R
Brown is outstanding rest are OK. B+
TEJesse James
James had a good season last yr. B
ollt Alejandro Villanueva lg Ramon Foster c Maurkice Pouncey rg David DeCastro rt Marcus Gilbert
OL was solid with 3 players making the all pro team. A-
DLle Cameron Heyward nt Javon Hargrave re Stephon Tuitt
Heyward is an All pro but Tuitt fell off after signing a 10 M
lblolb Bud Dupree lilb Jonathan Bostic rilb Vince Williams rolb T.J. Watt
LB Group got better with FA Bostic. Ryan Shazier may never play again. B+
DBLc Joe Haden rc Artie Burns fs Morgan Burnett ss Terrell Edmunds R
pt is still trying to find the perfect combination C-

Starter Grades for AFC East

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Here are my Starter Grades for AFC East teams. If you are picking your fantasy sports teams this weekend you’ll want to have a look at these ratings.

Starter Grades for AFC East

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 Bills
QBnew AJ McCarron FA Josh Allen R gone Ty Taylor T
 McCarron is unproven & Allen is a rookie. D
  
RBLeSean McCoy
 McCoy is Outstanding as a runner & receiver. A
  
WRKelvin Benjamin & Zay Jones D-
  
TECharles Clay & Nick O’Leary C-
  
OL lt Dion Dawkins lg John Miller C Russell Bodine rg Vlad Ducasse rt Jordan Mills
 lt Glenn T & lg Incognito ret were the keys to the O. D
  
DLLe Trent Murphy FA lt Star Lotulelei FA rt Kyle Williams re Jerry Hughes T
 The 4/3 which fits the D better. C+
  
lbwlb Matt Milano mlb Tremaine Edmunds R slb Lorenzo Alexander
 MLB Preston Brown was allowed to leave as FA.R Edmunds replaced him. C-
  
dblc Tre’Davious White rc Vontae Davis fs Jordan Poyer ss Micah Hyde
 ss Hyde & lc White are solid, rc Davis is not longer elite. Gaines left via FA. B
  
 Dolphins
QBRyan Tannehill
 MI is convinced Tannehill is the guy. I am not. D-
  
RBKenyan Drake
 Drake is not big enough to carry the ball 25 times a game. Frank Gore is past his “use by” date. D
  
WRDeVante Parker & Kenny Stills
 Jarvis Landry was traded to CL & MI needs him D
  
TEA.J. Derby & Mike Gesicki R
 Thomas is gone, F-
  
OLlt Laremy Tunsil lg Josh Sitton c Daniel Kilgore rg Jesse Davis rt Ja’Wuan James
 C Mike Pouncey begged to be cut & Jermon Bushrod couldn’t wait to sign with a Good team D
  
DLle Cameron Wake lt Akeem Spence rt Davon Godchaux re Robert Quinn
 DT are soft but adding Quinn who LR never figured out how to use him Helps Pass Rush B
  
OBslb Chase Allen mlb Raekwon McMillan wlb Kiko Alonso
 The only one in this grp that is solid is Alonso. D
  
dblc Xavien Howard rc Cordrea Tankersley fs Minkah Fitzpatrick R ss Reshad Jones
 Jones is solid but the rest are big ? C
  
 patriots
qbTom Brady A+
  
RBJames White
 NE can’t trust a rookie so White starts. C
  
WRJulian Edelman sus 4 GMS Chris Hogan Kenny Britt Jordan Matthews
 When Edelman gets back WRS grup is OK. Britt can’t catch but Hogan is OK. B
  
TE Rob Gronkowski A
  
OLlt Isaiah Wynn lg Joe Thuney c David Andrews rg Shaq Mason rt Trent Brown
 Rebuilt OL needs Brady’s quick release but don’t expect a run gm. D
  
DLle Adrian Clayborn FA lt Lawrence Guy rt Malcom Brown re Trey Flowers
 Very little pass rush except for Clayborn C
  
lbDont’a Hightower & Kyle Van Noy
 Hightower was out most of the yr. But should be better this sea. B
  
dbLc Jonathan Jones rc Stephon Gilmore 3rd cb Jason McCourty fs Devin McCourty ss Patrick Chung
 S are stronger than CBS B
  
 Jets
QBJosh McCown or Sam Darnold
 McCown is inj prone & old. Darnold will see action soon. C
  
RBIsaiah Crowell
 Crow is a good RB but never got a chance to run in CL. He will do well here. B
  
WRRobby Anderson & Jermaine Kearse & Terrelle Pryor
 Anderson & Kearse are OK but Pryor needs to step up his production. B
  
TEEric Tomlinson
 He is nothing special. C-
  
OLlt Kelvin Beachum lg James Carpenter c Spencer Long rg Brian Winters rt Brandon Shell
 Beachum is solid but the rest are below average. D
  
DLle Leonard Williams nt Steve McLendon re Henry Anderson
 Very average DL C
  
lblolb Josh Martin liob Avery Williamson rilb Darron Lee rolb Jordan Jenkins
 Except for Lee this group is below average. D
  
dblc Trumaine Johnson rc Morris Claiborne fs Jamal Adams ss Marcus Maye
 This group under preformed last season. C-

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp and How to Get There

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp

Cleveland Browns Training Camp

If you are looking to get a glance and the new roster of the Cleveland Browns for 2018, head over to their training facility in Berea Ohio July 26 for 15 open-to-the-public practices. The area has greatly improved over the past 12 years, adding new seating last year and this year to accommodate more fans.

Starting June 29th at 10am, you can register for tickets online or on the Browns mobile app. Season ticket holders can start getting tickets two days early on June 27th. And walk-ups will be allowed into the facility if there is room on any given day. When you register, you can request four tickets for three different days.

Park at Baldwin Wallace and walk to the Beech Street entrance one hour prior to the beginning of practice for the best spots.

Dates and Times

Thursday, July 26: 2:35-5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 27: 3-5:55 p.m.

Saturday, July 28: 2:35-5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 29: 3-5:55 p.m.

Monday, July 30: 2:35-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 1: 3-5:55 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 2: 3-5:55 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3: 4-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 4: 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 6: 3-5:55 p.m.

Tuesday Aug. 7: 3-5:55 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 12: 3-5:55 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13: 3-5:55 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14: 3-5:55 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15: 2:35-5:30 p.m.

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