Five Ohio State players to watch

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Sep 12, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) looks to throw the ball during the game against the Hawaii Warriors at Ohio Stadium. The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Hawaii Warriors by the score of 38-0. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Cardale Jones

While in no way is Ohio State’s quarterback situation comparable to Maryland’s, the Buckeyes haven’t exactly had the highest level of production from the position either. After going through training camp with J.T. Barrett, Jones, and Miller as options under center, Jones ended up winning the starting job, and started the season against Virginia Tech. Jones has thrown at least one interception in four of Ohio State’s five games. His first three games in last year’s postseason were incredible. However, Jones has come back down to Earth. Even with his struggles, this is still a very dangerous signal caller.

Despite being listed at 250 pounds, this is a quarterback that can move around in the pocket. Jones is a very mobile signal caller that has a large amount of arm strength. If he gets time in the pocket and has an open wideout down the field, Jones can flat-out let it fly with some of the very best. However, if nobody is open, he’s just as comfortable running the ball himself. Over the course of his Buckeye career, Jones is averaging 4.3 yards-per-carry. This is the type of quarterback that Maryland may want to consider having a spy on if they want slow him down.