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Guard - Center DataBase
3 Dalton Risner - OG x Kansas State   6046 312 1

Started 51 straight games for K-State at either OG or OC...Durable...Outstanding intangibles...Lacks natural size/not a natural bender...lacks growth potential...technique-problems vs. wide-speed...Wills self to be a good player...not a top athlete. Projects as a mid-round interior lineman with some upside - PFW

(Rated #2 as a center)...Blue collar lineman who figures to make it on leadership, effort and sound technique...3-time captain...former OT...Brawler with thick frame and competitive nature...Great arm-length (allowed very few sacks)....sound technique but athletic limitations...Subpar footwork/has been gobbled up by top pass rushers - Lindy's

OT who figures to kick inside at the next level...Technician with his hands,,,best as a pull blocker...Nimble enough to mirror inside in pass pro...Mean streak - something of a bully in college...will have to clean up technique...some quickness issues...best at gap-scheme blocking...Versatile...potential to be a Day 1 starter - Athlon

Forty: 5.30...Ten: 1.93...BP: 23... 3C: 7.69...VJ: 28.5...BJ: 9'2...Hand: 10.2...Arm: 34

1 Beau Benzschawel - OG x Wisconsin

 

6062 309 x

Typical Wisc offensive lineman....Big and strong...well-coached...Alert and aware in pass pro...But plays tall...Will never be a Pro Bowl player but should start in 3 years - PFW

(Rated #6 as an OG) - One of the "safer" picks in this draft...Should instantly uprade any team's running attack...4-year player with 49 career starts...Limited flexibility/stiff hips...needs to stay lower- Lindy's

Product of Wisc OL pipeline...Has size and functional strength to hold up in the interior...At his best in the run game/strong at POA...anchors well as a pass protector...Mean streak...Some athletic limitations...a bit stiff as a mover...Lacks range as a run blocker...Won't appeal to outside zone teams but has enough strengtha and toughness that should attract teams with a physical, tone setting running attack k- Athlon...

Forty: 5.24...Ten: 1.88...BP: 20...3C: DNP...VJ: DNP...BJ: DNP...Hand: 9.6...Arm: 33.4

2 Chris Lindstrom - OG x Boston College   6036 308 x

Lindstrom has a lot of upside and should be a very good NFL lineman...Good size for guard with growth potential easily to 330 lbs"....Long arms, well-coached & technique-sound.Stays low, drives his feet...quick snap reactions...Consistent as run and pass blocker...There's a lot to like.... - PFW

Nasty demeanor and tenacity set Lindstrom apart during Senior Bowl week...Tremendous grappler who wins on sound technique...extremely quick first step off the snap...."Football Family"...when BC needed crucial ground yards, they usually ran behind Lindstrom...Lacks elite size....limited arm-length...allows rushers to get up into his chest....tends to dive too often...Comp: Tony Bergstrom - Lindy's

- B Brooks - Rates #4 without comment)

Explosive and powerful athlete...Typically dominant at college level...Uses powerful lower half and active heavy hands at POA...Anchors effectively in pass pro...quick feet...excellent awareness and instincts...Sometimes has issues when he can't bully opponent...Not a bad athlete but struggles to recover early in the down...Should be plug 'n play starter but question is how well Lindstrom will hold up when teams target hin as a pass pro weak link - Athlon

Forty: 4.91...Ten: 1.70...BP: 25...3C: .7.61...VJ: 30.5...BJ: 9'9...Hand: 9.5...Arm: 34.1

4 Garrett Bradbury - OC x North Carolina State Jr 6027 306 x

".... Bradbury leads the group as a high-IQ player with outstanding blocking skills. The former N.C. State star displays excellent agility climbing to the second level but also flashes enough pop to move defenders off the ball. As a great communicator, he makes all of the checks and adjustments at the line. - B Brooks - Rates #1)

(PFW Rates #4 as a center) Athletic for the position/quick off the ball...Former HS tight end..Must add strength...Sets quickly in pass pro...Does not always play to size...will give some ground to bull rushers......- PFW

(Rated top center)...Rimington Trophy winner...Best center at Senior Bowl...Certifiably tough...Knee and hip bender...fundamentally sound technique...team captain...Initial quicks and agility really stands out...But upper body needs development. struggles to generate push...shoulder injury as frosh...wild snaps out of gun...Comp: Corey Linsley. - Lindy's

Not for everyone due to lack of size and power (can get steamrolled)...Was lit up by Clemson DL...Lacks ideal length......One of the most athletic interior linemen in college football...best reach-blocker in class...can mirror quickness in pass pro...puts up fight vs. size because he can play with leverage...Could thrive in system heavy on outside zone runs...Lack of anchor strength will be exploited - Athlon

Former TE (& it shows)...Incredible movement skills/ fast to strike...300-pound linemen don't get laterally any quicker - USa Today

Forty: 4.92...Ten: 1.74...BP: 34...3C: 7.41...VJ: 31.0...BJ: 8'8...Hand: 10.5...Arm: 31.8

6 Elgton Jenkins - OC x Mississippi State Sr 6044 310 x

 

(PFW rates #3 as a center)...Resiquite size, strength and arm-length to become a very good center...strong...big butt...Smart, aware blocker...Poor techniques need to be corrected in the pros... - PFW

"The Big 'E.'...Called the eyes ears and brainas of the Miss St offense...Also started at LT, RT and LG....Physically and athletically one of the safetst players in this draft....Intelligent player...Impressive vise-like strength and jab-punch...Will simply toss opponents aside...Has an arrest on resume (but there apparently were extenuating circumstances)....Struggled in matchup with Alabama defenders...Needs to be more consistent finishing his plays (driving his legs till the final whistle)...Comp: Billy Price - Lindy's

Nimble and athletic snap & step pivot...played left and right tackle...Has body control, COD skill and balance moving forward...Smart enough to make calls at LOS....Has feet to mirror quickness in pass pro...Some limits to functional strength...Will set too wide in pass pro...Lacks sudden hands...Could finish run blocks better...Versatile and athletic - best suited for utside zone run system - Athlon

Forty: DNP ...Ten: DNP...BP: 29...3C: 7.77...VJ: 28.0...BJ: 9'1...Hand: 10.2...Arm: 34.0

5 Michael Deiter - OG x Wisconsin x 6051 309 x

Tall, strong and explosive...Good leader...strong run blocker....low out of stance...snap in his hips...Biggest hands at Senior Bowl (11 1/8)...Short arms...needs to bulk up...one of the most versatile players in this draft...Smart-NFL ready - PFW

Versatile, durable lunch-bucket lineman...Broad frame and power to generate movement...Four year starter who played multiple positions...Even lined up at TE in 2017...Sets great example with work-ethic and attention to detail...Won't wow anyone with test scores....struggled vs. speed - Lindy's

One of the key cogs in Wisconsin run-heavy offense...Started all over the line...Full season at LT/Canplay center...Effective puller...works welll at POA...Heavy handed...but seems to "play short"....Had so many ups and downs as a OT that he could have pass protection issues at next level...One of the safest bets in this draft...Not necessarily a star but could become a quality starter - Athlon

Forty: 5.23...Ten: 1.81...BP: 21...3C:7.88 ...VJ: 28.0...BJ: 8'9...Hand: 10'8...Arm: 33.1

7 Michael Jordan - OC x Ohio State xx 6057 312 x

(PFW rates #2 as center)....Young (will be a 21-yr old rookie)...Plays with bend and can get low...With good coaching can become a dominant guard or center...There's no telling how good Jordan can be...Comp: James Daniel - PFW

Big overpowering presence...Height may create COG issues...40 consecutive starts....Team-First player...Quick off stance as a guard....Didn't begin snapping till last summer...2 seasons at guard & one at center...Speed could be an issue - Lindy's

Halmarks are - Powerful lower body, raw athletisim...quickness and length...quality pass protector...needs work on mechanics....Is he best at center or at guard? - Athlon

Forty: ...Ten: ...BP: 35...3C: ...VJ: ...BJ: ...Hand: ...Arm:

8 Connor McGovern - OG x Penn State xx 6053 308 x

".... McGovern is a scrappy player at the point of attack with adequate movement skills and athleticism. He lacks the strength to blow defenders off the ball, but he fights to the finish and creates seams with body positioning. - B Brooks - Rates #3)

(No PFW write-up)

Max value will be at guard....Consistent and versatile lineman with a great understanding of leverage and angles...highly intelligent but not a high-end athlete...should add more thickness - can anchor but will often be moved off spot - Lindy's

Played OG and OC for the Nittany Lions...Surprisingly light-footed...Good reach blocker...Mirrors quickness in pass pro...Has desired size and athletiism but could be a little underpowered...Won't overwhelm opponents...Teams heavy in outside zone run plays will like what they see - Athlon

Forty: 5.27...Ten: 3.86...BP: 19...3C:7.71 ...VJ: 32.5...BJ: 9'8...Hand: 10'0...Arm: 34.2

9 Erik McCoy - OC x Texas A&M xx 6037 303 x

(No PFW write-up)

Gritty and tough (never lost time/toughed out injuries)...Will be an immediate upgrade for any team's run game...Excellent size and strength...plays with low COG...Thick lower body...exceptional balance and power...Must be more consistent snapping out of the gun - Lindy's

Naturally sturdy anchor...Plays with mean streak and finishes well...Can handle calls at LOS...won't overwhelm with power at POA....Probably fits best in zone scheme...Has enough power and nastiness to offer scheme-versatility. Projects as quality NFL starter with a bright future - Athlon

Forty: 4.89...Ten: 1.72...BP: 29...3C: 8.28...VJ: 21.0...BJ: 8'11...Hand: 9'6...Arm: 33.0...

10 Ross Piersbacher OC x Alabama xx 6035 307 x

Played center and guard...Very good center size...Well-coached...advanced hand-usage...No outstanding traits but few if any weak points and is solid at everything he does...Smooth - makes everything look easy...Barely breaks a sweat getting to next level...Will start right away - PFW

You won't find many college players with as much experience and swag...Can play all three interior line positions...quick off snap with fundamentally sound technique...Has limited flexibility...will struggle vs. more athletic pass rushers....Must stay low out of stance...Comp: Pat Eflein - Lindy's

Pedigree, versatility and toughness are his notable traits...Played LG before moving to OC...Often wins at POA...relentless staying attached to power inside...brings toughness to interior...can handle calls at LOS...good football IQ....Some limits physically (balance, quicks, length - Athlon,

Forty: 5.20...Ten: 1.85...BP: 20...3C: 7.83...VJ: 22.5...BJ: DNP...Hand: 10.0...Arm: 33.1..

11 Lamont Gaillard OC x Georgia xx 6025 305 x

(No PFW write-up)

Fits lunchpail profile...Fiery streak...works hard on every play...agile enough...respected in the locker room...Presnap reads are his forte...Durable (29 starts)...tough...needs to work on shotgun snap technique - Lindy's

Highly regarded DT recruit who became one of the best centers in the nation...Very good snap & step quickness...anchors well...some remaining room to develop...Good grasp of cerebral aspects of the position...but undersized (likely to be swallowed)... quicks are enough should be enough for him to be considered a quality starter for a zone blocking team - Athlon

Forty: DNP...Ten: DNP...BP: DNP....3C: DNP...VJ: DNP...BJ: DNP...Hand: 10.4...Arm: 33.5.

12 Sam Mustipher OC x Notre Dame xx 6025U 305U x

Makes all the line calls...Effective run and pass blocker...Strong in lower body...but a bit short /seems to have short arms...doesn't drive opponents off ball consistently...spends too much time on the ground...projects to backup OC or OG...workouts may determine his fate - PFW.

Write-up is similar to Gaillard's...Lunchpail snapper ...gritty...leader...smart...team captain...work ethic rubs off on teammates...needs to get bigger and stronger...gets pushed around too much and allow defenders to get into chest - Lindy's

Heady technician with good understanding of blocking angles...He'll be able to make calls at the line...a bit underrsized and underpowered....Will get swallowed up and pushed around...ND teamates (Nelson and McGlinchey) give him added credibility, but will subpar measurables limit his ceiling? - Athlon

Forty: DNP...Ten: DNP....BP: DNP....3C: DNP....VJ: DNP....BJ: DNP....Hand:DNP....Arm: DNP...

16+ Toa Lobendahn OC x USC xx xx xx x

(No PFW write-up)

High character finesse lineman who played 4 OL positions...Tough...Durability a concern (Three knee surgeries and a pec injury)...When healthy, may be the best athlete of this crop...concentration lapses resulted in penalties...bad snap cost USC the game vs, Cal...Lacks great size - Lindy's

(No Athlon write-up)

Forty: DNP...Ten: DNP....BP: DNP....3C: DNP....VJ: DNP....BJ: DNP....Hand:DNP....Arm: DNP...

13 Dru Samia OG x Oklahoma xx 6046 305 x

Played mostly OG and RT...quick off the ball and into block...Strong in upper body...explosive...Could use a bit more bulk and lower-body strength...Very alert pass blocker....Must improve hand usage (an issue with Sooner linemen)...Samia is very solid - PFW

One of the more accomplished linemen in the nation...impressive resume (42 career starts)...As a soph, he played 597 snaps without a sack...Athletic, agile...can play in a complex RPO-heavy offense (featuring presnap diagnosis and plenty of movement...Stays low...has good understanding of his responsibilities from play to play...Needs to work on get-off...could stand to add a little bulk - Lindy's

Long well-proportioned athlete...good as pulling guard...fluid mover with good COD skills...Will play to the whistle with necessary nastiness...Lacks functional strtength you'd expect from someone his size...Plays too high and gives too much ground at POA...NFL teams will test him with power early - Athlon

Forty: 5.29...Ten: 184....BP: 28.....3C: 7.89....VJ: 27.5.....BJ: 8'5...Hand: 10.2....Arm: 33.0..

15 Nate Davis OG x Charlotte xx 6032 316 x

Still a bit raw, but needs time and coaching...Very strong and explosive...comes off the ball low and shows snap...Plays with bend...Arms too short to play OT...Strong, aggressive, goes after his opponent relentlessly...exciting upside... - PFW

Wanted to play for Charlotte and passed on other college offers...Aggressive style of play stands out...Impressive Senior Bowl week...Played guard & tackle...Athletic...Gained about 30 lbs while at Charlotte....Well kept secret (few scouts spent much time checking out Charlotte's losing program)...Challenge will be to maintain weight without losing speed - Lindy's

(No write up from Athlon)

Forty: 5.23... Ten: 1.84....BP: 23...3C: 7.84...VJ: 26.0....BJ: 8'11....Hand: 9.5....Arm: 33.1

14 Nate Herbig OG x Stanford xx 6034 335 x

Very tough and physical player...Strong, competitive...always looks to finish...Need to verify measurables (seems short and short-armed)...Goes after his pponent on every play...Workouts key...Looks like a solid 3rd rounder but could surprise...Looks like he could also play center - PFW

"Big Island"...Mammoth mauler...built like a refrigerator...Can knock down multiple defenders like bowling pins on a single play...Extremely smart...fancy footwork...Few mental errors...but can get a bit lackadaisical/take plays off...Thinned down from 350 lbs to present weight (Monitoring and managing weight could be challenging) - Lindy's

Massive blocker from pro-style offensse...Played OG and OT...Plays with mean streak and holds his own in pass pro...Has the anchor to handle power...at his best in close quarters...Will appeal to most power teams with a running scheme - Athlon

Forty: 5.41...Ten: 1.86....BP: 29....3C: 8.15....VJ: 24.0...BJ: 7'6....Hand: 10.1....Arm: 32.4

16+ Javon Patterson OG-C x Ole Miss xx 6027 307 x

Looks more like a center than a guard on film... Fairly good run blocker who can root out big NT's - PFW

Well-built...Makes up for lack of athleticism with notable strength...Country strong with long arms...Thighs built like wine barrels...Creates tremendous push...Excellent student/active off the field...Doesn't move well in space...Too often doesn't get a body on body....Shoulder surgery in 2017 - Lindy's

Forty: 5.13...Ten: 1.78....BP: 27....3C: 7.72....VJ: 27.5....BJ: 8.2....Hand: 9.0....Arm:32.5...

 

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