Ohio State Football: Week 2 Fall Practice Stock Report
The road to fall rolls on for the Ohio State Buckeyes as they are about two weeks away from the start of the 2013 season.
Fall camp is in its second week as the depth chart starts to shake out ever so slowly. Different names continue to emerge as others suffer difficult setbacks.
It's all part of the nature of college football and something every program goes through, no matter how big or small.
Two weeks into fall camp, here is the latest stock report for the Buckeyes.
Stock Up: WR Evan Spencer
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Evan Spencer is the forgotten man in the Ohio State receiving corps, yet he has produced his fair share of highlight reel-worthy catches in his short career.
He is expected to be the third receiver in the offense behind Corey Brown and Devin Smith.
But with freshmen like Dontre Wilson breathing down his neck, Spencer has responded positively by having an outstanding fall camp.
Urban Meyer will need Spencer to step up and be a productive third wideout to take pressure off of Brown and Smith, who will garner tremendous attention in the passing game.
Stock Down: Secondary Depth
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Thursday was not a good day for two Buckeye defensive backs as corner Adam Griffin and safety Jamie Wood suffered shoulder injuries which could end their football careers.
Griffin, the son of OSU legend Archie Griffin, underwent surgery which will end his season, if not his career.
Wood has been battling injuries throughout his difficult Buckeye career, but just never was able to stay healthy. His OSU career will likely end with 20 career tackles.
Stock Up: RB Ezekiel Elliott
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All the attention on the Buckeyes' talented freshman class has been focused mainly on Dontre Wilson, and for good reason.
But St. Louis native Ezekiel Elliott is doing his best to make sure his presence is felt.
Elliott has come into camp a little bit under the radar compared to some of the top names the Buckeyes brought in. But he's caught Urban Meyer's eye enough for him say that Elliott will have an immediate impact.
His speed could be a huge weapon, and he has done enough to impress the coaches. It's only a matter of time before he's ready to have an impact on the field.
Stock Up: TE Jeff Heuerman
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Jeff Heuerman is best known right now as the young man who caught Kenny Guiton's two-point conversion pass to tie the game against Purdue last season that OSU eventually won.
But Heuerman surely wants to be more than that and have a huge impact in his junior season.
Meyer has taken notice as well as he feels Heuerman has become more of a leader on the team.
Meyer's offense loves the use of talented tight ends, and Heuerman has the potential for a bigger year this season.
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