The 3 best offensive players for the Ohio State football team

The Ohio State football program is all in on 2024. Because of these three offensive players, they have a real shot to win a national title.
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) makes a
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) makes a / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Quinshon Judkins

I was very tempted to put Carnell Tate in this spot but just couldn't quite do it because this guy is so talented. Quinshon Judkins comes in from Ole Miss with back-to-back 1,100+ rushing seasons as a starter. Now he comes in sharing carries with Henderson.

Judkins is just a really good back who has gotten a lot of work in college so far. He's had over 270 carries in each of his two seasons with the Rebels. In fact, he's got over 100 carries more than Henderson has, and Henderson has played a full season more than Judkins.

Transferring to Ohio State is a career-preservation move for him. He needs fewer miles on his tires heading into the NFL. He'll get fewer carries with the Buckeyes but that doesn't mean he'll be less effective. He still scored 29 rushing touchdowns in the last two seasons.

Judkins is going to be the short-yardage back that the Buckeyes haven't had in the last few seasons. He's a bowling ball that can get low and get a crucial 3rd and 2 or 4th and 1. Around the goal line, forget about being able to stop him. He's a real weapon.

Judkins will likely hover around 110 carries this season. Ohio State is going to run the ball more this season and I expect the offense to be more explosive in general. They weren't that explosive a year ago with McCord leading things. With Howard under center, things should be better in that regard.

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If these three guys are able to perform as well as we expect them to, they are a shoo-in for the College Football Playoff. They have enough talent to win the Big Ten and the national championship and save Ryan Day's job.