C Rankings 2019 NFL Center Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State: Round 1, 2. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State: Round 2, 3. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M: Round 2, 4. Ross Pierschbacher, C, Alabama: Round 3, 5. Lamont Gallard, C, Georgia: Round 4, 6. Michael Jordan, C, Ohio State: Round 4, 7. Keegan Render, C, Iowa: Round 5, 8. Jesse Burkett, C, Stanford: Round 6, 9. Jon Baker, C, Boston College: Round 6, 10. Sean Krepsz, C, Nevada: Round 6, 11. Sam Mustipher, C, Notre Dame: Round 6, 12. John Keenoy, C, Western Michigan: Round 7, 13. Justin Falcinelli, C, Clemson: Round 7, 14. James O'Hagan, C, Buffalo: Round 7, 15. T.J. McCoy, C, Florida: Round 7


2019 NFL Draft: Center Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: March 14, 2019.



  1. Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Projected Round 1st Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 304 lb Garrett Bradbury can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively on the offensive line. Garrett Bradbury dominated the 2019 Senior Bowl establishing himself as the top center in the 2019 NFL Draft. He built on his momentum with a fantastic 2019 NFL Combine with 34 reps on the bench press and a 4.93 40-time while dominating in every drill at the 2019 NFL Combine except the kick slide drill.


    Garrett Bradbury SWOT Report

    Strengths: Garrett Bradbury is a natural pass blocker. He did not have a single sack allowed in 2018 and only 1 quarterback hurry allowed all season. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. High football IQ. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds which is what you want in an offensive lineman. Keeps his back straight Has long arms and ideal arm length for a starting center. Has experience at both guard spots as well. Does well with double teams.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Displays excellent leadership


    Weaknesses: Garrett Bradbury struggled with the kick slide drill which was something Nelson was good at. That's really his only weakness when I watched him on tape he looked pretty complete for a center.


    Opportunities: 13. Miami Dolphins, 16. Carolina Panthers, 23. Houston Texans, 30. Green Bay Packers, and 31. Los Angeles Rams.


    Threats: There are no threats with Garrett Bradbury. You can make a case for Elgton Jenkins or Eric McCoy being the top center. Bradbury asserted himself as my top center with his performance at the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Potential Grade: 90/99



    Before 2018

    Garrett Bradbury played tight end and defensive end in High School. After redshirting as a tight end, Bradbury moved to the offensive line where he started out as a guard. He finally moved to center in 2016 and did well there the past two seasons.




  2. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State Projected Round 2nd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 314 lb Elgton Jenkins was able to keep Quinnen Williams in check on running plays. He was the only center in the 2019 NFL Draft that was able to do this.


    Elgton Jenkins SWOT Report

    Strengths: Elgton Jenkins is a natural pass blocker who only allowed 1 sack over 762 snaps at center in 2017 and 2018. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. High football IQ. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds which is what you want in an offensive lineman. Keeps his back straight Has long arms and ideal arm length for a starting center. Has experience at both offensive tackle and both guard spots as well. Can play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, and right tackle. Can play all five spots on the offensive line as a guy you can plug in anywhere. Was my top ranked center up until the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Weaknesses: Elgton Jenkins struggled in the kick slide drill. That's my one concern with him.


    Opportunities: 33. Arizona Cardinals, 35. Oakland Raiders, 41. Denver Broncos, 44. Green Bay Packers, and 46. Washington Redskins


    Threats: There are no threats with Elgton Jenkins. He did not run a 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine, but could still be the first center taken despite how good Bradbury was at the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Potential Grade: 90/99



    Before 2018

    Elgton Jenkins did a fantastic job on tape in 2017. Jenkins could be a player to keep an eye on in 2018.




  3. Eric McCoy, C, Texas A&M Projected Round 2nd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 310 lb Eric McCoy can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively on the offensive line. Eric McCoy was the only center to keep Quinnen Williams in check on passing plays.


    Eric McCoy SWOT Report

    Strengths: Eric McCoy did good in pass protection against Quinnen Williams. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. High football IQ. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds which is what you want in an offensive lineman. Keeps his back straight Has long arms and ideal arm length for a starting center. Has experience at both guard spots as well.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Displays excellent leadership. Gets to the second level. Knows how to utilize leverage and pinpoint leverage points on tape. Does an exceptional job mentally processing information.


    Weaknesses: Struggled on tape versus Alabama. Did not do well run blocking versus Quinnen Williams. Sometimes takes bad angles.


    Opportunities: 33. Arizona Cardinals, 35. Oakland Raiders, 41. Denver Broncos, 44. Green Bay Packers, and 46. Washington Redskins.


    Threats: There are no threats with Erik McCoy. He looks like he could be someone who turns into a potential Pro Bowl center.


    Potential Grade: 90/99



    Before 2018

    Erik McCoy started right away in 2016. He enters his third season as a starter in 2018 and could declare early with a big season in 2018.




  4. Ross Pierschbacher, C, Alabama Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-5 304 lb Ross Pierschbacher can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively on the offensive line. He transitioned from left guard to center in 2018.


    Ross Pierschbacher SWOT Report

    Strengths: Ross Pierschbacher has the pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking to start at center.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Displays excellent leadership. Gets to the second level. Has a tremendous work ethic.


    Weaknesses: Pass blocking strength and pass blocking footowrk are issues. Run blocking strength and run blocking footwork are issues too..


    Opportunities: 77. Carolina Panthers, 78. Miami Dolphins, 85. Baltimore RAvens, 86. Houston Texans, and 92. Kansas City Chiefs.


    Threats: There are no threats with Ross Pierschbacher. He seems like one of the safer prospects in this draft class despite his limited ceiling.


    Potential Grade: 86/99



    Before 2018

    Ross Pierschbacher played left guard in 2017. He is moving to center in 2018.




  5. Lamont Gaillard, C, Georgia Projected Round 4th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-2 303 lb Lamont Gaillard can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively on the offensive line. Lamont Gaillard did not do the bench press or the 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Lamont Gaillard SWOT Report

    Strengths: Has good pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking. Gaillard did well at center for Georgia in 2018.


    Weaknesses: Possesses very heavy feet. Has a very limited football IQ. Pass blocking strength and run blocking strength needs to improve. Pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork needs to improve.


    Opportunities: I have a fourth round grade on Lamont Gaillard. He is a borderline starter at center, but he's extremely raw.


    Threats: There are no threats with Lamont Gaillard. He has a limited ceiling though.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2018

    Lamont Gaillard played center at Georgia the last two seasons. Lamont Gaillard could rise up boards with a big season in 2018.




  6. Michael Jordan, C, Ohio State Projected Round 4th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-6 312 lb Michael Jordan can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively on the offensive line. He is versatile enough to play left guard, center, or right guard in the NFL.


    Michael Jordan SWOT Report

    Strengths: Michael Jordan is good at pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking. He's versatile enough to play left tackle, left guard, center, and right guard, and right tackle in the NFL. He was listed as an offensive tackle at the NFL Combine despite playing on the interior offensive line his entire career. Can play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, and right tackle. Can play all five spots on the offensive line as a guy you can plug in anywhere.


    Weaknesses: Needs to improve pass blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, run blocking strength, and run blocking footwork. Only maintains blocks for 1-3 seconds.


    Opportunities: I got a fourth round grade on Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan is someone who could be a borderline starter.


    Threats: There are no threats with Michael Jordan. He's a borderline starter.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2018

    Michael Jordan began his career at left guard in 2016 when Pat Elflein played center and Billy Price played right guard. Then he moved to right guard in 2017 when Billy Price moved to center. Michael Jordan is set to transition to center in 2018.




  7. Keegan Render, C, Iowa Projected Round 5th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 307 lb Keegan Render has long arms and knows how to maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds in pass protection.


    Keegan Render SWOT Report

    Strengths: Keegan Render is a superb pass blocker. He has the pass blocking strength as well as the pass blocking footwork you want. He can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds in pass protection despite his massive frame. He has good zone blocking as well.


    Weaknesses: Awful with run blocking, run blocking strength, and run blocking footwork. Has trouble getting his hands on defenders on running plays.


    Opportunities: I have a fifth round grade on Keegan Render. He's someone who could be a very good rotational interior offensive lineman in a pass blocking scheme.


    Threats: There are no threats with keegan Render. Keegan Render is a safe prospect who projects as a very good backup in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 84/99



    Before 2018

    Keegan Render has experience at left guard and right guard. He is moving to center in 2018 to replace James Daniels on Iowa's offensive line.




  8. Jesse Burkett, C, Stanford Projected Round 6th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 300 lb Jesse Burkett has three years of experience at center. Burkett did ok in 2018.


    Jesse Burkett SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jesse Burkett knows how to use pass protection. He does a good job using his hands when executing blocks in pass protection. Great mover.


    Weaknesses: Lacks great length and size. Lacks the pass blocking strength, pass blocking footwork. Burkett's run blocking, run blocking strength, and run blocking footwork.


    Opportunities: I have a sixth round grade on Jesse Burkett. Burkett is someone I have a late round grade on.


    Threats: There are no threats with Jesse Burkett. Just a limited ceiling. He projects as a backup center in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2018

    Jesse Burkett became Stanford's starting center in 2016. He will enter his third season as Stanford's starting center in 2018.




  9. Jon Baker, C, Boston College Projected Round 6th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 290 lb Jon Baker can pass block, run block, or zone block effectively on tape.


    Jon Baker SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jon Baker can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively. Has the pass blocking strength and run blocking strength to maintain a block for 5-7 seconds. Got voted team captain by teammates. Has violent hands and a desire to bury opponents. Can play left guard, center, or right guard with his versatility.


    Weaknesses: Needs to improve pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork. Struggles to keep his balance when blocking.


    Opportunities: I have a sixth round grade on Jon Baker. He's someone who should get drafted on day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Threats: There are no threats with Jon Baker. Just a limited ceiling. He projects as a backup interior offensive lineman in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2018

    Jon Baker began as a left guard at Boston College. He eventually found his home at center. He suffered a season ending injury in 2017 and will need to stay healthy in 2018.




  10. Sean Krepsz, C, Nevada Projected Round 6th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-5 325 lb Sean Krepsz is the starting center for Nevada. He's someone who could be a late round pick.


    Sean Krepsz SWOT Report

    Strengths: Sean Krepsz landed on the Rimington Watch list for his reliable play at center. Has the pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking. Good run blocking footwork.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue.


    Weaknesses: Has heavy feet. Needs to improve pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, and pass blocking footwork. Struggles to get hands on a defender.


    Opportunities: I have a sixth round grade on Sean Krepsz. Krepsz is someone who is a late round prospect.


    Threats: He has sensitive elbows. That could be concerning to a point.


    Potential Grade: 77/99



    Before 2018

    Sean Krepsz is a center who played well next to Austin Corbett in 2017. Krepsz has to show he can be the man in 2018.




  11. Sam Mustipher, C, Notre Dame Projected Round 6th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 306 lb Sam Mustipher has lots of experience at center for Notre Dame. Mustipher took over for former Notre Dame center Nick Martin.


    Sam Mustipher SWOT Report

    Strengths: Has the pass blocking and run blocking for a center. Extremely durable for a center.


    Weaknesses: Pass blocking strength and run blocking strength needs to improve. Horrible pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork. Takes bad angles. Cannot maintain blocks. Gets pushed around by defenders.


    Opportunities: Sam Mustipher is a sixth round pick. He didn't go to the 2019 Senior Bowl or the 2019 NFL Combine so he's a late round pick at best. He may go in the seventh round or get undrafted all together.


    Threats: Sam Mustipher is a safe prospect. He projects as a career backup in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 76/99



    Before 2018

    Sam Mustipher took over for Nick Martin in 2016. He's maintained the center job for two years now as he heads into his senior redshirt season in 2018.




  12. John Keenoy, C, Western Michigan Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 300 lb John Keenoy has the experience to be an effective center in the NFL.


    John Keenoy SWOT Report

    Strengths: Pass blocking, pass blocking strength, and pass blocking footwork. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds.


    Weaknesses: Struggles with run blocking, run blocking strength, and run blocking footwork. Also horrible in zone blocking.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on John Keenoy. He did not work out at the 2019 Senior Bowl or the 2019 NFL Combine. He may go undrafted.


    Threats: There are no threats with John Keenoy. He projects more as a career backup then a starter.


    Potential Grade: 75/99



    Before 2018

    John Keenoy has two years of experience as Western Michigan's center. He could be a late round pick with a good season in 2018.




  13. Justin Falcinelli, C, Clemson Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 315 lb Justin Falcinelli did well with Trevor Lawrence in 2018. He looked like someone who could hold his own on tape versus South Carolina.


    Justin Falcinelli SWOT Report

    Strengths: Justin Falcinelli has the pass blocking and run blocking you want a starting center to have. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue.


    Weaknesses: Can only maintain a block for 1-3 seconds as a temporary blocker versus Alabama. Zone blocking needs to improve. Pass blocking strength and run blocking strength both need to improve.


    Opportunities: Justin Falcinelli is a guy I have a seventh round grade on. Odds are he goes undrafted.


    Threats: There are no threats with Justin Falcinelli. Just a very limited ceiling as a starter.


    Potential Grade: 71/99



    Before 2018

    Justin Falcinelli only has one year of experience as a starting center in 2017. He needs another strong season in 2018 in order to prove he's worthy of being drafted.




  14. James O'Hagan, C, Buffalo Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 305 lb James O'Hagan may be the only four year starter at center in the 2019 NFL Draft. He looked decent enough on tape to warrant a late round grade.


    James O'Hagan SWOT Report

    Strengths: His pass blocking and run blocking checks out. Has the pass blocking strength and pass blocking footwork to dominate in pass protection. The run blocking strength and run blocking footwork also checks out. Maintained blocks for 5-7 seconds versus Eastern Michigan.


    Weaknesses: Mainly a center. He struggles with zone blocking.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on James O'Hagan. He may end up going undrafted since he did not participate in the 2019 Senior Bowl or the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Threats: I don't see a threat with James O'Hagan. However, I believe he's a backup center in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 71/99



    Before 2018

    James O'Hagan redshirted in 2014. He has three years of experience as a starting center in the NFL.




  15. T.J. McCoy, C, Florida Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-1 305 lb T.J. McCoy was mainly a reserve offensive lineman for Florida in 2018. He has previous experience at the center position.


    T.J. McCoy SWOT Report

    Strengths: I see hardly any strengths with T.J. McCoy. A warm body at best.


    Weaknesses: Struggled with pass blocking, pass blocking strength, and pass blocking footwork. Also did poorly with run blocking run blocking strength, and run blocking footwork. Needs to improve as a zone blocker.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on T.J. McCoy. He may go undrafted.


    Threats: The fact that he was not a full-time starter in 2018 does concern me. That's my biggest issue with T.J. McCoy moving forward.


    Potential Grade: 84/99



    Before 2018

    T.J. McCoy started some at center in 2017 until his season ending injury. He needs to come back healthy in 2018 if he wants to get drafted.







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