Spring — as they say — has sprung in central Ohio, at least as far as the football program goes. Ohio State breaks the seal on its spring practice and there is a slew of storylines we’re all interested to see start to develop. You can’t win a national championship in the spring, but you sure can get behind and make it tough to be in top form come the beginning of the season.
Here at Buckeyes Wire, we like to routinely check in on what we think the depth chart might look like for the football team, and the beginning of spring sure feels like a great time to do it. We last checked in our projection after the end of the Rose Bowl, and now that the roster is a little more solidified, we have a little bit more information to go on.
This thing will likely change more times than a politician’s stance on key issues, so hang with us as it all develops, especially at positions that are going through major overhauls and personnel changes.
Here’s a look at what we project and predict the offensive depth chart could look like as we sit here on the doorstep of spring ball for Ohio State. We’ll look at the defense in a separate piece later this week.
Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud impresses former coach June Jones
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) looks to throw the ball against Purdue Boilermakers during the 4th quarter of their NCAA game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on November 13, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network
Class in 2022: RS Sophomore
Measurables: 6-feet, 3-inches, 215-pounds
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Class in 2022: Sophomore
Measurables: 6-feet, 3-inches, 210-pounds
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Where things stand
Well, yeah. C.J. Stroud will be one of the Heisman favorites in 2022 so go ahead and pencil in the precise lasers…