NFL Combine – Center/Guard

As the NFL heads towards its annual Combine next week, the invitation list helps narrow the field on the top prospects in the country, both seniors and underclassmen. Over the last week we’ve been previewing and reviewing each position

The pickings will be rather slim at the NFL Combine when it comes to interior blockers. Among the centers and guards 22 will be working at Indianapolis, but there’s no guarantee first round choices in the group. The best appear to be Florida’s Mike Pouncy (above left) and Baylor’s Danny Watkins (above right).

CENTER (8)

Player School

Class

HT WT
Ryan Batholomew Syracuse

SR

6-1¼ 300
Brandon Fusco Slippery Rock

SR

6-4 302
Jason Kelce Cincinnati

SR

6-3 282
Alex Linnenkohl Oregon State

SR

6-1¾ 303
Kris O’Dowd Southern Cal

SR

6-4¼ 303
Mike Pouncey Florida

SR

6-4¼ 310
Zane Taylor Utah

SR

6-2½ 313
Zack Williams Washington State

SR

6-3 307

GUARD (14)

Player School

Class

HT

WT

Justin Boren Ohio State

SR

6-3

320

Ricky Henry Nebraska

SR

6-2¾

310

Rodney Hudson Florida State

SR

6-2¼

291

Zach Hurd Connecticut

SR

6-6½

325

Maurice Hurt Florida

SR

6-3

320

Andrew Jackson Fresno State

SR

6-5

303

Carl Johnson Florida

SR

6-5¼

353

John Moffitt Wisconsin

SR

6-4

314

Steve Schilling Michigan

SR

6-4¼

302

Caleb Schlauderaff Utah

SR

6-4¼

311

Isaiah Thompson Houston

SR

6-3½

300

JulianVandervelde Iowa

SR

6-2

300

Keith Williams Nebraska

SR

6-4½

312

Stefen Wisniewski Penn State

SR

6-3

306

     Height-weight in red = official numbers from all-star games.


2 Responses to “NFL Combine – Center/Guard”

  • February 18, 2011  - MarkInTexas says:

    I’m a homer,forgive me, but no mention of Jake Kirkpatrick of TCU? Rimington Trophy winner as nation’s best center. Film shows his skill, and first hand accounts confirm character. Oversight? Or you have better information?


  • February 19, 2011  - Michael says:

    Because of where he is rated, the Chiefs could land Kirkpatrick in the draft’s latter rounds or as a free agent. And I think it would be a good pickup for KC; he could develop into a solid player. Pouncy and Watkins, especially Watkins, are the guys I like the most. Right now it doesn’t look like a particularly deep draft for interior linemen but, as always with the draft, that is not the final word.




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