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Centers
1-OT Etahn Pocic 32 LSU Sr 6060 310 1-2

Top ranked despite being 6-6 (& possibly top-heavy for the position. We also have him listed as an OT. - Gollin

SI (Ranks #2) - Pocic is a center who can get on the move, either to drop and protect his quarterback or pull as a lead blocker.

Very tall for center...Plays hard...quck to snap & step...Will play tall/not a natural bender...Not a power guy/can give ground to power rushers...Not projected as an eventual quality center...more of a multi-skilled backup...Versatility will help him on draft day but he'll have to get stronger and improve technique...Scout Says: Pocic is an interesting guy, but I'm not so sure he's really a center.".... - PFW

Played well overall in 2016...an athletic center who is well-balanced as a run blocker and pass protector. Nice job of opening holes at POA and was reliable giving his quarterback time. Not a bulldozing interior OL, but he fires to the second level to hit blocks while being effective on double teams. It would help to add more strength to create more movement in the ground game and hold up against bull rushers...Very good in 2015. Made an impact at tPOA with well-rounded play in the ground game and reliability in pass protection. Helped open a holes for Fournette. Has natural athleticism/excellent at hitting blocks on the second level. Quality job of sustaining his blocks and has strong technique with hand placement. While Pocic not a true bull, he is effective at opening holes in the ground game. Very reliable pass blocker...good at hitting double teams and also is smart in his positioning. Has the athleticism and quickness to help handle interior speed rushers. Adding some strength to his base will help him against heavy, powerful NFL 3-4 nose tackles. If listed Height is accurate, has an interesting body type / taller than most teams like to have at center. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: 5.15...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 26...VJ: 27.0...BJ: ...SS: 4.81...LS: ...3C: 7.89...Arm: 33.1....Hnd: 10.1

4 Tyler Orlosky 86 West Virginia rSr 6030 298 2

Tough, strong and durable...Thick-body...short wwith short arms...Average athlete who lacks quickness...Smart & tough (2-yr captain)...Tenacious run blocker...plays with some bend...but is as big as he''s gonna get...lacks anchoring power...strong but not not explosive....Best in zone scheme...Gabriel likes his competitiveness and finishing tenacity...- PFW

A good college blocker who is equally effective in run blocking and pass protection. If he could add some weight to his frame, he could rise up the rankings....Turned in a quality senior year/did a good job in the ground game and was generally reliable in pass pro Projected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick, but some team might take him a little earlier. Said to like Orlosky as an angle blocker. Not the strongest blocker, but they think he could find a way to become a starter. Teams don't think he can play guard/only at center. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: ...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 24...VJ: ...BJ: ...SS: ...LS: ...3C: ...Arm: 32.25...Hnds: 9.75

1 Pat Eiflein 34 Ohio St rSr 6030 303 2-3

(Height isn't everything - Judging by his write ups, he sounds like he could be the top OL prospect in this Draft) - Gollin

Smart, alert, competitve and instinctive..."Goes snap to whistle"...Can make all the calls...Good size...strong...stays on his feet...can be a bit inconsistent in space and susceptible to counter moves...Not a great athlete...will need to be in right scheme...Can play OG or OC...Good chance to start as a rookie...Scout Says: "Ohio State did the right thing moving Elflein to center..He can start at either position as a rookie but that added versatility gives him more value.".... - PFW

SI (Ranks #1) - Elflein was great as a guard for the Buckeyes last season. He hasn’t taken any steps back moving to center, and in doing so has made himself an even more appealing NFL prospect. He moves people in the run game and has a little sandpaper in his game.

Not the biggest or swiftest center prospect, but his strength, toughness and wrestling background project very well to the next level....Looks the part - including thick limbs and a stout core. Generally good hand placement and power...Impressive functional power. Bends at the knees and bows his back to absorb bull rushers, showing good core flexibility and tenacity...Comes off the snap low and hard, generating movement because of his natural leverage advantage and strength. Good initial quickness and lateral agility, good balance...Proven reliable shotgun snapper. Makes the line calls /good awareness in pass pro to stunts and unexpected blitzes,...Plays with the nasty mentality scouts want, often delivering an extra punch to knock defenders to the ground. Experience at multiple positions / could slide outside to either OG role...Two-time "Iron Buckeye" award winner- forfor unquestioned physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership....but can get lazy with his fundamentals, failing to play on the balls of his feet and sliding to mirror, instead relying on his initial punch...Allows his hands to get outside of the numbers at times, drawing holding calls. Almost too aggressive. Looks for opponents to hit on each snap / too quick to vacate the middle to chase defenders. Quicker than fast. Runs out of steam when blocking on the move....Comp: Nick Mangold - NFLDS (Rang)

Level of consistency went down this year, but still put together a strong campaign. His 81.0 run block grade ranks fourth-highest among all centers this year, and - until finally giving up two sacks to Michigan - he hadn’t yielded any. For the season he gave up just the 2 sacks, 1 hit and 11 hurries. Teams may prefer to kick him back out to guard, but the fact remains that he is one of this year's top interior blocker. - PFF

As a power run blocker, Elflein is superb. Has a very strong upper body that he uses to get movement at POA. Constantly, fires out of his stance and pushes defensive tackles out of their gap to open a hole for his running back. Seals lanes by getting on the hip of the defender,/defensive linemen have a really hard time holding their gaps when Elflein locks onto them. Plays with excellent leverage to lean on and push his defender. Blocks through the whistle and has an aggressive demeanor. In pass pro, he's reliable and solid. Sustains his blocks well and has the strong base to anchor against bull rushers. Some intelligence to help out his teammates when unoccupied.. A challenge will be NFL speed rushers but moving to center should help him. Has power, and can pull. Blocked well for Ohio State - strong run blocker at POA. It's said that the Ohio State staff has raved about Elflein to NFL evaluators for his character and work ethic. But some teams have concerns about how Elflein's size and lack of length will translate to the NFL. Undersized for an NFL guard, so moving to center could be his best move." That appears to be the plan...perhaps Ohio State's most impressive offensive lineman in 2015, and that is saying something considering left tackle Taylor Decker went in the first. - WalterFB -

Mitch #1

Forty: 5.04...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 22..VJ: 23.5...BJ: ...SS: 4.71...LS: ...3C: .7.94..Arm: 33.25...Hnd: 9.75

7+ Kyle Fuller 121+ Baylor rSr 6050 307 3-4

Tall for a center/tends to play tall....athletic enough to play OG...Good size with long arms...Base can get a bit narrow...body is a bit soft...Right now a development type with some natural traits...could become an eventual pro starter/"it's all up too him how badly he wants it."...Scout Says: "Fuller looks like a kid who can play in the league but is he a center or a guard? Not sure where he'll end up up playing but he looks like the kind of kid we like to work with and I think we could find a spot for him on our roster."...- PFW

Fuller blocked well for Baylor...Did a nice job of opening holes for Shock Linwood this season....produced two quality seasons starting on the inside...At the POA, he is effective at opening holes and is generally reliable in pass pro...Has versatile size to play guard or center. Started every game as a soph and did a nice job of protecting Bryce Petty. Has upside to get better. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: 5.24...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 23..VJ: 26.0...BJ: ...SS: 4.84...LS: ...3C: 7.94... Arm: 34.0...Hnd: 9.75

7+ Deyshawn Bond 121+ Cincinnati rSr 6010 292 4-5

Became a starting center as a freshman and has been a steady contributor for the Bearcats over the past three seasons. Needs to add weight...Didn't impress against Houston in Week 3 and struggled with freshman sensation Ed Oliver. Better in the weeks that followed, but looks too undersized for the NFL. - WalterFB -

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2 Jon Toth 63 Kentucky rSr 6050 307 7

SI (Ranks #5) - With Michigan’s Mason Cole leaning toward one more year in college, Toth enters the top five. He will participate in the Senior Bowl in January.

Lefty snapper...Very good size for position...Makes line calls...Alert in pass pro...Can bend but inconsistent with anchor...Nice size and strong techniques give him a chance, but he'll need to get a bit stronger...Scout Says: "To me John Toth is the safest bet this year at center. Yeah, there are a few warts but there's also an awful lot to like about the kid and I like a lot of what I've seen on tape."... - PFW

Has made a career out of exceeding expectations; logging time at LT as a baby-faced redshirt freshman before sliding inside to OC where he'd go on to start the next four years...Good size for center with enough length and agility to project outside to guard in zone schemes. Broad-shouldered rangy frame with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Technically sound pass protector who can absorb bull rushers due to his knee bend and core flexibility /good hand placement and foot shuffling...Aware adjusting to twists and surprise blitzes. Excellent initial quickness in his snap and pop and down blocks. Has the body control and speed to release from blocks at the LOS and climb to the second level.... Looks for work when not covered. Keeps his head on a swivel and plays on the balls of his feet, quickly sliding to assist the guards. Smart, durable player who handles all of the line calls. ...More a corral than control type blocker, lacking much of a power element to his game. Reiies on his use of leverage and quickness to wall off defenders and create rushing lanes but struggles physically driving opponents off the ball. Can be too eager to release from his initial block /fails to sustain...Performed admirably at center but his length and athleticism may prove a better fit outside at OG or perhaps even OT in the NFL. - NFLDS (Rang)

Had a fine senior season and career...Started 47 straight games and was a big part of the Wildcats team average of 5.5 ypc. Has good size to be a center in the NFL. If he had a strong week at the Senior Bowl, he could rise to be one of the top centers in the 2017 NFL Draft class. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: 5.51...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 21...VJ: 25.5...BJ: ...SS: 4.84...LS: ...3C: 8.09...Arm: 35.6...Hnd: 10.0

7+ Cameron Tom 121+ So Miss Sr 6040 290 7-FA

Athletic interior blocker who has been playing since his freshman season. Has quickness and agility on the inside, but could stand to get stronger /bocked well but needs more weight. - WalterFB -

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7+ Lucas Crowley 121+ No Carolins Sr 6020 290 7-FA

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5 Jay Guillermo 101 Clemson rSr 6020 310 7-FA

Tough strong smart and aware...Makes all the line calls...Short with short arms and legs/loses the leverage battle...lacks growth potential..."Coaches will like his tenacity and that will make it tough for him to be run off...Has to be in the right situation to make it but the kid is a football player and may have enough attitude to overcome his lower-end measureables"...Scout Says: "...I also like the Clemson kidbut he's an alleffort guy who may struggle with the step up in class."... - PFW

Finesse player, but if the senior shows more power and tenacity, he could rise. In 2016, Clemson had some disappointing games run blocking, but the protection for Deshaun Watson was good throughout the season. Had an excellent season for Clemson in 2015....steady pass protector for Deshaun Watson while also contributing to a tough ground game led by tailback Wayne Gallman. - WalterFB -

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7+ Brandon Kublanow 121+ Georgia Sr 6020 288 7-FA

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6 Jessamen Dunkerr 120 Tenn St. xx 6040 318 xx

Senior Bowl -

Risk/Reward prospect...Shows dominating ability vs. lower-level of competition....Raw...Naturally strong...Period between Florida and Tenn State interrupted conditioning regimen...Not yet technique-sound...some trouble handling bull-rushers...Character red flag...Some upside if he keeps his nose to the grindstone. - PFW

One of the many great things about the Senior Bowl is the small-school players who get the opportunity to prove themselves against a higher level of competition - one player who could be a candidate for that this year is Dunker. Has good size and could get stronger in a pro strength and conditioning program. This year's OL Draft class isn't very talented, so Dunker could rise if he impresses in January. - WalterFB -

Forty: 4.97...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 23 ..VJ: 28.5...BJ: ...SS: ...LS: ...3C: ...Arm: 33.5...Hnd: 10.0

3 Danny Isadorar OC 83 Miami 6030 306 xx

Good size, strenght and power...Smart, alert and plays a bit nasty...Consistent pass blocker who can mirror...short arms...will overrun blocks in space occasionally...work at OC would help his draft stock... - PFW

With his thick frame, natural power and surprising mobility, he offers a tantalizing skill-set for NFL teams looking for help inside. Entire college career was spent at RG (offering some plug and play potential) but raises questions about his readiness to play other roles. An inch shorter than scouts would prefer, but has an ideal frame for playing the interior with high hips, thick thighs and a big bubble. Good push at POA with natural power and leverage. Can stone defenders attempting to bull rush him/ terrific lower body strength and core flexibility to anchor. Impressive quickness when pulling or releasing to the second level. Generally keeps his hands tight and knees bent, waiting for the defender to rush him, showing good patience and awareness of his teammates to create a clean pocket. Durable...But too inconsistent given his experience. Can be a beat slow off the ball / struggles to recover, lunging at opponents and occasionally whiffing. Good knee bend but shows lazy tendencies when locked up with opponents, leaning into them and leaving himself off-balance. Too often knocked to the ground. Some indecisiveness facing surprise stunts and blitzes. Attempts to take on multiple defenders rather than focusing on one or another. Spent his entire career atRG and would likely require patience if switched to center or LG. Comp: Shaq Mason - NFLDS (Rang)

Broke into the Hurricanes starting lineup at RG as a sophomore and maintained the spot the following two seasons. Could use a strong week at the Senior Bowl to help his draft stock. Had a quality senior year, helping Miami to produce a much better rushing offense in 2016; however, he line had problems with sacks and pressure on quarterback...Needs to improve his pass pro in the pros.. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: 5.03...Twenty: ...Ten: ...BP: 26..VJ: 29.0...BJ: ...SS: 4.90...LS: ...3C: 8.13...Arm: 33.0...Hnd: 9.9

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