Luke Wypler
Luke Wypler  C  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Luke Wypler
Height
6-3
Weight
303
College
Ohio State
Position
C
Class
Junior
Home town
Montvale, NJ
85.5/100
Player Rating
12
PositionRank (OL)
5.14
FortyYD Time

Luke Wypler C Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Luke Wypler C Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Last Updated: 03/12/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.14 seconds (75%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (41%*) Weight: 303 (49%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (42%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (23%*) Span: 77 1/8 (33%*)
Forty: 5.14 (C) (75%*) Shuttle: 4.53 (C) (89%*) Ten Yard: 1.83 (C) (31%*)
Vertical: 30.5 (C) (78%*) Broad: 106 (C) (76%*)
Three Cone: 7.64 (C) (68%*) Bench: 29 (C) (72%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Last Updated: 03/12/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.14 seconds (75%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (41%*) Weight: 303 (49%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (42%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (23%*)
Span: 77 1/8 (33%*)
Forty: 5.14 (C) (75%*) Shuttle: 4.53 (C) (89%*)
10 Yard: 1.83 (C) (31%*)
Vertical: 30.5 (C) (78%*) Broad: 106 (C) (76%*)
3 Cone: 7.64 (C) (68%*) Bench: 29 (C) (72%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 85.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Pass Blocking:
92%
Run Blocking:
91%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #67 Position rank: #12
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 1632
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 94 Stars 247 RATING: 94/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Cleveland Browns Drafted: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 190 (CLE)
Draft Profile: Bio
Luke Wypler from St Joseph Regional High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Wypler opted to join Ohio State.

In 2020 as a freshman Wypler saw action in just 3 games and played sparingly on a total of 15 snaps for the Buckeyes.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and a total of 860 snaps. He conceded just 7 QB hurries, a QB hit, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2022 as a junior Wypler saw action in 13 games and totaled 827 snaps. He gave up an impressive 7 QB hurries, no QB hits, and just one sack (in the semi-final against Georgia).
Honors & awards
  • Named to Rimington Award watch list
  • Earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors by media pan
  • Helped Ohio State‚Äôs offense rank No. 1 in the nation in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45/7)
  • 2021: OSU Scholar-Athlete; Academic All-Big Ten Conference
  • Played in one game as a true freshman for the Big Ten and Sugar Bowl champion Buckeyes in 2020
  • High School - Earned first-team All-State honors by NJ.com.
  • High School - A 2018 MaxPreps Junior All-American
  • Played in the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good measurables for the position at 6-3 300lbs along with excellent athletic ability and elite speed. Also comes from a long line of quality centers at Ohio State
  • Has played at an elite level as both a run blocker and in pass protection during 2022. Graded out as our second-best pass protecting center in the nation
  • Hand placement is excellent, and Wypler shows a good understanding of angles when climbing upfield
  • Smart player who displays an instinctive positional awareness along with a great understanding of angles
  • Does a nice job on the second level, moving upfield quickly and showing the flexibility and balance to land blocks in space.
  • Finds defenders with his hands immediately and gets feet moving to engage and sustain.
  • Elite lateral quickness - has the speed to mirror the fastest speed rushers
  • Adequate foot quickness to remain outside. Can get to the second level with surprising agility when adjusting to moving defenders. Underrated athleticism, agility, balance, and even straight-line speed to contribute.
  • In the run game, he plays with a mean streak and does a nice job generating a push at the initial point of attack. Wypler can get outside and does a decent job landing block in space.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Will punch at smaller defenders instead of latching on and is more of a mauler than a mover in the running game. Can improve maintaining outside leverage when doubling the nose. Ducks his head and gets too upright, causing him to fall off second-level blocks.
  • Has no outstanding physical characteristics and won't dominate defenders with power
  • Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Their upper body gets over his feet too often and Wypler easily loses his balance.
  • Limited arm length and overall wingspan - measures at the 20th percentile vs pro centers
Scouting Report: Summary
Luke Wypler is a quality prospect who comes from a long line of productive pro-ready Buckeye centers. He's a rare player in that he's equally skilled as a pass protector and run blocker - and has performed at an elite level throughout most of the 2022 season. He however may be limited somewhat by his size and overall power which is just average for the position and which will likely limit his position versatility. Wypler has early starting potential at the next level and won't make it past the end of the second round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Luke Wypler percentiles vs other Center's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Luke Wypler (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
79.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
19.0