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.
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|10||Brian||Allen (OG)||Michigan State||UDFA||LINK|