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 Notre Dame’s Jarrett Patterson. Patterson is a master technician and hasn’t allowed a sack during his time with the Irish, although his upside may be somewhat limited by his only average size.

Steve Avilia from TCU by contrast has the opposite skillset, he’s massive for the position and generates some serious drive and power. He, however, is a little raw and may lack the quickness for the position and as a result, many see him more as a guard prospect.

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 one 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

Jarrett
Patterson

C
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
307lbs 6-4 5.04 9 59.2
86.9
Shows good quickness and flexibility on reach blocks, and Patterson has enough range to get out as a puller. Fundamentally sound ...
2

Ricky
Stromberg

C
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
318lbs 6-4 5.15 23 85.2
86.4
His high football IQ and the ability to set protections at the line of scrimmage will make him popular with position coaches. He’s...
3

Steve
Avila

C
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
334lbs 6-4 5.20 24 87.8
83.5
Coordinated when moving to the second level as a run blocker, capable of landing blocks on the move. Shows good initial burst aft...
4

John Michael
Schmitz

C
Minnesota   Mascot
Minnesota Mascot
320lbs 6-4 5.20 16 72.5
81.9
Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick...
5

Sedrick
Van Pran

C
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
310lbs 6-4 5.27 10 61.6
81.8
Understands angles and plays with good leverage. Van Pran has long arms and heavy hands, using them effectively in pass protection...
6

Andrew
Raym

C
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
312lbs 6-4 5.20 27 102.4
81.5
Is effective when asked to pull, showing the agility, speed, and overall range to get out as a lead blocker, where Raym locates de...
7

Joe
Tippmann

C
Wisconsin   Mascot
Wisconsin Mascot
323lbs 6-6 4.85 39 144
81.4
He’ll consistently finish blocks, dropping on defenders when Tippmann has them on the ground. Tippmann shows good awareness reacti...
8

Grant
Gibson

C
NC State   Mascot
NC State Mascot
310lbs 6-1 5.04 38 142.5
81.0
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...
9

Warren
Ericson

C
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
305lbs 6-4 5.36 48 184
80.0
has strong arms and a powerful grip, and Ericson displays the core strength and leg drive that allow him to create movement at the...
10

Luke
Wypler

C
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
300lbs 6-3 5.00 34 129
79.4
Hand placement is excellent, and Wypler shows a good understanding of angles when climbing upfield Does a nice job on the second ...
11

Zach
Frazier

C
West Virginia   Mascot
West Virginia Mascot
306lbs 6-3 5.20 41 152
79.3
As a pass protector, Frazier plays with good balance and holds up against the bull rush. Frazier has strong hands and does a nice ...
12

Olusegun
Oluwatimi

C
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
310lbs 6-3 5.14 43 158
78.9
Showed impressive range and the ability to get out and land blocks on the move As a pass protector, Oluwatimi plays with good bal...

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.