2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Center

With the 2017 NFL Draft just a few months away, Zach continues his big board series where he breaks down the top prospects at each position in the draft. Next up: centers.

By: Zach Metkler, GZ Sports Report Writer

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After breaking down the offensive guards, we will now take a look at this year’s center class, which is imperative for the passing league that is the NFL. With the evolution of the passing game in the NFL, having a top-tier offensive lineman elevate a team’s offense as a whole. Below is my initial big board for the 2017 center class.

  1. Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State
  2. Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
  3. Jon Toth, C, Kentucky
  4. Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia
  5. Kyle Fuller, C, Baylor
  6. Cameron Tom, C, Southern Mississippi
  7. Deyshawn Bond, C, Cincinnati
  8. Jay Guillermo, C, Clemson
  9. Lucas Crowley, C, North Carolina
  10. Riley Sorenson, C, Washington State

Class Position Strength: Above Average/Solid

Class Superlatives:

Biggest Riser: Jon Toth, Kentucky
Biggest Faller: Kyle Fuller, Baylor
Most NFL-Ready: Ethan Pocic, LSU
Best Run-Blocker: Pat Elflein, Ohio State
Best Pass-Blocker:
Pat Elflein, Ohio State
Intangibles: Pat Elflein, Ohio State
Highest Ceiling: Ethan Pocic, LSU
Could Disappoint: Jon Toth, Kentucky
Could Surprise: Cameron Tom, Souther Mississippi
Biggest Question Mark: Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati
Biggest Sleeper: Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia

Previous Rankings:
Running Back
Wide Receiver
Tight End
Offensive Tackle
Offensive Guard

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