[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft C Rankings — Top 20

There has been only one center selected in the first round (2016: Ryan Kelly, Colts) during the past four NFL Drafts. Many times, prospects who frail out at tackle or guard at the next level, are often kicked inside, which depreciates the center position value overall. Mason Cole is an example of a collegiate player who has started at left tackle for the Wolverines but center is viewed as his best position in the NFL. Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price has started at both guard and center but suffered a pectoral injury on the bench press during the NFL Combine and could be a bargain for the right team, as his stock is expected to slip a bit. However, it’s the Iowa Hawkeyes man in the middle, James Daniels, who is commanding the most attention amongst NFL scouts, as he projects as a solid top 50 selection. For teams looking to beef up in the middle, Pitt Panther center Alex Officer moves around about as well as any 350-pound man walking the planet Earth right now.



QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C


DT | 3-4 DE | 4-3 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST


1 James Daniels* (OG) Iowa 2
2 Mason Cole (OT/OG) Michigan 3
3 Billy Price (C) Ohio State 3
4 Frank Ragnow Arkansas 4
5 Scott Quessenberry UCLA 5
6 Coleman Shelton Washington 6
7 Sean Welsh (OG) Iowa 7
8 Bradley Bozeman Alabama 7
9 Alex Officer Pittsburgh 7
10 Brian Allen (OG) Michigan State UDFA LINK
11 William Clapp (OG) LSU UDFA
12 Tejan Koroma BYU UDFA
13 Austin Golson Auburn/Mississippi UDFA
14 Erick Wren Oklahoma UDFA
15 Alex Thompson Monmouth UDFA LINK
16 Austin Schlottman TCU UDFA
17 Joey Kuperman Cal-Poly UDFA LINK
18 Matthew Schmidt Furman UDFA
19 Alan Knott South Carolina UDFA
20 Jake Pruehs Ohio UDFA


Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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