2018 NFL Draft Prospects – Center

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2018 NFL Draft Prospects by Position:


Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Tackle | Offensive Guard | Center


Defensive Tackle | 3-4 Nose Tackle | Defensive End | Outside Linebacker | Inside Linebacker | Cornerback | Safety

Extra: Sleepers


2018 NFL Draft Center Ranking

James Daniels NFL1. James Daniels, Iowa

Height: 6-4 Weight: 295 lbs

A very athletic and agile center that would be very attractive to an NFL team that uses a lot of pulling of interior linemen… Full Profile


Billy Price - 2018 NFL Draft2. Billy Price, Ohio State

Height: 6-3 Weight: 312 lbs

Prototypical size and length of today’s NFL Centers. Exceptionally athletic, and has the ability to play center and guard… Full Profile


Frank Ragnow - 2018 NFL Mock Draft3. Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

Height: 6-5 Weight: 319 lbs

Centers have been an evolving position in the NFL, as the increased use of the shotgun has allowed the use of larger players, capable of taking on powerful defensive tackles… Full Profile


Mason Cole NFL4. Mason Cole, Michigan

Height: 6-5 Weight: 305 lbs

Tall center with a big frame, and incredibly durable. Smart and experienced, and has played a considerable amount of time at tackle as well…Full Profile


Coleman Shelton - NFL Draft5. Coleman Shelton, Washington

Height: 6-4 Weight: 297 lbs

Anchor of one of the best offensive lines in the country, an experienced and smart interior offensive line prospect… Full Profile


Brian Allen NFL6. Brian Allen, Michigan State

Height: 6-2 Weight: 302 lbs

An experienced, hard-nosed leader of an offensive line that plays in an NFL pro-style system… Full Profile


Will Clapp NFL7. Will Clapp, LSU

Height: 6-4 Weight: 314 lbs

Has most of his college experience at guard, but was able to move over to play center without looking uncomfortable at the position whatsoever… Full Profile


Bradley Bozeman NFL8. Bradley Bozeman, Alabama

Height: 6-5 Weight: 314 lbs

Bozeman is a massive prospect for a center, and has been a critical part of Alabama’s offense… Full Profile



Example Draft Considerations:

  • Can they and have they played guard?
  • They are taller and bigger now because of the shotgun. Worth mentioning because the smaller centers in the draft will have issues with defensive tackles and will need help from a guard to block. Big, long armed centers don’t need help to double team defenders.
  • Smaller centers are perhaps best suited for zone blocking NFL teams.
  • Experience is very important.
  • Did they call blocking assignments? Rare in college, but does happen and is a plus.
  • Any experience snapping besides in the shotgun?
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