Sedrick Van Pran
Sedrick Van Pran  C  Georgia | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Sedrick Van Pran
Height
6-4
Weight
298
College
Georgia
Position
C
Class
Junior
Home town
New Orleans, LA
84.3/100
Player Rating
19
PositionRank (OL)
5.2
FortyYD Time

Sedrick Van Pran C Georgia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Sedrick Van Pran C Georgia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Center
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Age: 22.7 DOB: 10/23/2001
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (63%*) Weight: 298 (29%*)
Hands: 9 1/2 (36%*) Arm: 31 3/8 (18%*) Span: 78 5/8 (60%*)
Forty: 5.20 (C) (62%*) Shuttle: 4.82 (C) (43%*) Ten Yard: 1.77 (C) (66%*)
Three Cone: 7.46 (C) (86%*) Bench: 22 (P) (23%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Center
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Age: 22.7 DOB: 10/23/2001
Measurables:
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Height: 6-4 (63%*) Weight: 298 (29%*)
Hands: 9 1/2 (36%*) Arm: 31 3/8 (18%*)
Span: 78 5/8 (60%*)
Forty: 5.20 (C) (62%*) Shuttle: 4.82 (C) (43%*)
10 Yard: 1.77 (C) (66%*)
3 Cone: 7.46 (C) (86%*) Bench: 22 (P) (23%*)
(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
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Overall Rating: 84.3 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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Pass Blocking:
89%
Run Blocking:
84%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #90 Position rank: #19
College Games: 45 College Snaps: 2626
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #68 Pos Rank: #2
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 95/100
Ovr Rank: #77 Pos Rank: #2
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Luke Fortner - Kentucky
87%
Luke Wypler - Ohio State
86%
Steve Avila - TCU
84%
Buffalo Bills Drafted: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 141 (BUF)
Draft Profile: Bio
Sedrick Van Pran, originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, has carved a significant path in collegiate football with the University of Georgia. Before committing to Georgia, Van Pran was a standout athlete at Warren Easton High School, where he excelled in football and track & field, particularly in shot put, showcasing his exceptional strength and athleticism. As a football player, he was recognized as a 4-star recruit by 247Sports, attracting attention from several top-tier college programs.

Choosing Georgia, Van Pran quickly rose through the ranks, starting 43 games at center from his sophomore year onwards. His college career statistics highlight his durability and consistency on the field: 13 starts in his final season, culminating in selections as Second-team All-American (AP) and First Team All-SEC, alongside winning the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2023. His role was pivotal in a Georgia offense that balanced its attack between running and passing, evidencing a sophisticated understanding of both aspects of offensive play.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Athletic with impressive range and lateral agility, enabling him to excel in various blocking schemes.
  • Boasts functional strength with a robust frame, providing a sturdy pocket presence.
  • High football IQ and instincts, coupled with leadership qualities as a team captain.
  • Scheme versatile, demonstrating effectiveness in both power/gap and zone systems.
  • Exhibits explosive off-snap movement and exceptional leverage, optimizing his blocking efficiency.
  • Proficient run-blocker, using his solid quickness and burst to secure and dominate the first level.
  • Shows adeptness at working both A-gaps, effectively countering penetration and supporting guards.
  • Employs quick, accurate hand usage to disrupt and control defenders, maintaining block integrity.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Prone to balance issues due to over-aggressiveness, leading to missed blocks or overextension.
  • Inconsistent technique in pass protection, occasionally allowing defenders to gain leverage.
  • Lacks elite mass and length, which could limit sustained power against longer defenders.
  • Can struggle with maintaining core strength against powerful defensive linemen, leading to displacement.
  • Occasionally exposes torso to linebackers by getting knocked upright at initial contact.
Scouting Report: Summary
Sedrick Van Pran has proven to be a robust center with a promising blend of athleticism, strength, and football IQ. His tenure at Georgia showcased his capability to anchor the Bulldogs' offensive line, demonstrating a keen ability to execute in both run-blocking and pass-protection schemes. Van Pran's versatility across multiple schemes, coupled with his quick first step and solid hand technique, positions him as a valuable asset for NFL teams looking for a reliable center. His leadership and experience, evidenced by 43 career starts and multiple accolades, including First Team All-SEC, speak volumes about his readiness to transition to the pro level.

However, Van Pran's game is not without areas for improvement. Concerns about his lateral quickness and balance, especially when faced with elite defensive talent, highlight potential challenges in adapting to the speed and complexity of NFL defenses. Additionally, his hand placement and ability to sustain blocks against longer, more powerful defenders could benefit from refinement.

Overall, Sedrick Van Pran presents a compelling case for teams in search of a day-one starter at the center position. His combination of power, intelligence, and versatility makes him a strong candidate for a solid pro career.

Sedrick Van Pran percentiles vs other Centers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Sedrick Van Pran (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
78.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
19.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.