Ohio State Football: Karnak Picks Who Redshirts in 2010

David ThurmanCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes is seen during the 96th Rose Bowl game against the Oregon Ducks on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Dave Thurman (10:10 pm)

It's time for The Great Karnak to weigh in on the class of 2010.  With apologies to the late Johnny Carson, I'll take my best shot at picking who plays and who redshirts this season.  
According to recruiting services it was the lowest rated class to sign at Ohio State in quite some time, so it is tempting to assume few of the young players will see the field. 
But after the first few practices, I'm not sure that's the case.  So after some deliberation, Karnak says...

Plays in 2010:

-Darryl Baldwin - He's physically bigger than I expected and can play both DE and DT.  Since the D-line isn't nearly as deep as last year, there's a decent chance Baldwin will suit up.

-Drew Basil - Drew can punt and kick, and may have the strongest leg on the team, meaning he'll get a look as the kickoff man.

-Corey "Philly" Brown - Brown is fast and the Bucks need some young guys to step up at wide receiver.

-Christian Bryant - A hard hitter, Bryant could be a fine special teamer.

-David Durham - Another flexible player, Durham can play OLB or Leo, and could also play some special teams.

-Jonathon Hankins - The big guy brings a different dimension due to his size, and could be a big-time run stuffer.  If nothing else he should play in goal line situations.

-Carlos Hyde - Big and fast, he is the only true power back on the squad.  Might just be the star of this class before it is all said and done.

-James Louis - See Corey Brown.

-Scott McVey - I'm on the bubble on this one, but if nothing else McVey could be a fine special teamer.

Redshirts in 2010:

-Taylor Graham - He poseeses a cannon but Graham isn't suiting up this year unless there are some injuries at QB.

-Adam Griffin - Will have to fight for playing time in future years.

-Chad Hagan - Is he a safety, a star, or a linebacker?  I'm not sure, but we won't find out this year.

-J.T. Moore - Probably needs to bulk up and move to DT in the future.

-Andrew Norwell - Norwell looks like he is going to be a player, but a redshirt will only help him, and this year's O-line is deep.

-Verlon Reed - A fine athlete it looks like he might play receiver in the future, although DB isn't out of the question.

-Bradley Roby - I think Roby will settle at DB but probably needs some seasoning.

-Roderick Smith - As talented as he is, Smith is arriving to camp late, and entering an extremely deep backfield.

-T.Y Williams - I love his size and think he could be a fine receiver, especially in the red-zone, but the coaches won't burn the redshirt on Brown, Louis and Williams.