Center Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

CENTER RANKINGS 2023 NFL DRAFT

Last year we had a potential star at the center position in Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum to who we gave a rare 90 plus grade, however, after him the was a bit of drought at the position with our second-ranked prospect going undrafted! This year by comparison we can’t see any elite players however the class is much deeper and could quite easily see five or six players going in the first three rounds.

Currently, we have three prospects who we could potentially see going in the top 50 come the 2023 NFL Draft - led by Minnesota's John Michael Schmitz who has an amazing year in 2022 and has become the nation's best run-blocking center. Luke Wypler from Ohio State has developed and has had a similar level of production although isn't quite so dominant in the run game.

Razorback Ricky Stromberg is generating attention as he possesses a nice combination of speed, technique, and power and we very easily see him ending up hearing his name called on day two of the NFL Draft.

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Player Rankings - Center

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

John Michael
Schmitz

C
Minnesota   Mascot
Minnesota Mascot
320lbs 6-4 5.20 8 48.7
86.6
Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick...
2

Luke
Wypler

C
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
300lbs 6-3 5.00 21 83.3
85.5
Hand placement is excellent, and Wypler shows a good understanding of angles when climbing upfield Does a nice job on the second ...
3

Ricky
Stromberg

C
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
315lbs 6-4 5.15 38 144.2
85.1
His high football IQ and the ability to set protections at the line of scrimmage will make him popular with position coaches. He’s...
4

Steve
Avila

C
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
330lbs 6-4 5.20 23 91.8
84.7
Coordinated when moving to the second level as a run blocker, capable of landing blocks on the move. Shows good initial burst aft...
5

Justin
Dedich

C
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
305lbs 6-2 5.06 31 115
82.8
Dedich gets off the snap quickly, and Dedich is consistently able to generate movement at the point of attack, typically finishing...
6

Brett
Neilon

C
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
295lbs 6-2 4.99 64 235
82.5
Fundamentally sound and understands blocking angles, using body positioning to his advantage. Disciplined awareness and good intel...
7

Grant
Gibson

C
NC State   Mascot
NC State Mascot
310lbs 6-1 5.04 40 151
81.3
In the run game, Gibson shows good burst off the line of scrimmage, with the ability to win at the point of attack. Gibson has eno...
8

Jarrett
Patterson

C
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
310lbs 6-4 5.04 26 104.8
80.3
Shows good quickness and flexibility on reach blocks, and Patterson has enough range to get out as a puller. Fundamentally sound ...
9

Alex
Forsyth

C
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
312lbs 6-4 5.20 67 242.3
80.2
Has good footwork and technique. Balanced and agile pass protection set with excellent hand placement. Quick out of his stance wi...
10

Matthew
Lee

C
UCF   Mascot
UCF Mascot
295lbs 6-4 5.20 48 167
80.1
Lee may not be a top-end mauler, but Lee has some unique traits in the run game and could probably transition to a guard spot if n...
12

Juice
Scruggs

C
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
308lbs 6-3 5.10 75 261
78.9
Scruggs gets off the snap quickly, and Scruggs is consistently able to generate movement at the point of attack, typically finishi...
11

Joe
Tippmann

C
Wisconsin   Mascot
Wisconsin Mascot
317lbs 6-6 4.85 25 100.6
78.9
He’ll consistently finish blocks, dropping on defenders when Tippmann has them on the ground. Tippmann shows good awareness reacti...

2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Offensive Line

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Offensive Line

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.