Ohio State football players have taken to social media to give a message to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.
Smith, who’s no stranger to social media pushback, received it in full force this weekend following his comments on former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr.
The ESPN personality called Haskins more of a “runner” than a “thrower.”
“Haskins is no joke as well,” Smith said, comparing the quarterback to Kyler Murray. “I know that he’s bigger, he can make all the requisite throws on the NFL level. He played for a big time program at Ohio State. I just find him to be more of a runner than a thrower. I could be wrong about that but that’s what I find.”
Smith is indeed “wrong about that.”
Haskins is very clearly a pro-style quarterback that relies heavily on his arm and almost never his legs. The former Ohio State quarterback set several Buckeyes passing records during his lone season starting in Columbus.
Multiple Buckeyes have taken to Twitter to take issue with Smith’s comments.
“WHAT!? If Dwayne slow a$$ was a running QB we would have been 1-13 instead of 13-1,” Dre’Mont Jones tweeted.
WHAT!? If Dwayne slow a$$ was a running QB we would have been 1-13 instead of 13-1 https://t.co/bLcnGvAO0F
— Dre'Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) February 8, 2019
“Run or throw Ima still win the game,” Haskins added.
Run or throw Ima still win the game ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/lzDd8iSg8Y
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) February 8, 2019
Haskins is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft class – and it’s not because of his legs.