Add Californians Nick Harris and Shelton Coleman to that list, and the UW has showed it can furnish plenty of offensive -line talent to the NFL. Like the tackle position, numerous talented guards emerge in the region, which is why three of the UW's four offers so far are to local linemen.
He also has been in contact with former Husky Danny Shelton and loves the UW's family feel. Expect to see July's name among the top 10 guards in the country when IAA releases its list later this year.
Hailing from the same school as Sean McGraw and Terrell Bonus, Greene likely will be an SI99 selection when the list comes out this summer. The Huskies have done well in the Los Angles area recently and will need to leverage ties to the school in the hopes of pulling in Greene.
Of all the in-state offensive linemen, the two prospects below are most physically suited to converting to center at the next level. Vega Inane, 6-4, 280 pounds, Graham-Kapowsin High School, Graham, Washington.
The Steelers won 26-24. Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports It’s hard to overstate how impressive Nelson’s career has been up to this point. Offensive linemen tend to have one of the biggest learning curves of any position from the collegiate ranks to the pros, but normal rules don’t apply to Nelson.
Las Vegas Raiders edge defender Josh Mauro found out on this Week 4 counter play that you don’t want to be on the other end of Nelson once he has some momentum behind him. Like Nelson, his fellow Notre Dame alumnus, there has never been a time when Martin hasn’t been a dominant NFL offensive lineman.
He’s not in the same league as someone like Rodney Hudson when it comes to pass protection, but Hence does do a good job of keeping the quarterback upright. Despite a slight dip in play on a struggling Falcons offensive line in 2019, Mack still put up a top-10 overall grade at the center position, and his body of work speaks for itself.
Castro doesn’t bring the same flash as some other guys near the top of this list, but he continues to go about his business as one of the game’s best guards. He’s also used pretty heavily as a pulling blocker on power and counter plays in Pittsburgh, something they had a lot of success with prior to this past season on an offense that was hit hard by injuries.
In the same way that Aaron Donald has dominated the leaderboards for numerous pass-rushing statistics in recent seasons, Hudson wears the crown when it comes to pass protection at the center position. His 1.0% pressure rate allowed over those five seasons is nearly a full percentage point lower than Brandon Liner (1.9%) in second place at the center position.
Injuries have cut his season short on multiple occasions, but the only three centers to put up a higher OFF grade than Liner since 2014 are Mack, Hence and Travis Frederick. He may be out of the national eye out in Jacksonville, but Liner deserves some more recognition when talking about the league’s best interior offensive linemen.
With that kind of pass protection next to Hudson, Derek Carr isn’t going to have to worry about facing pressure up the middle all that often. Since 2017, the only two guards to record a positively graded run block on a higher percentage of their snaps than Scaffold have been Nelson and Brooks.
There are few quicker ways to do that than by stonewalling a player like Aaron Donald on the game’s biggest stage, which he did multiple times on the Patriots’ game-winning drive. There was talk this off season about They signing elsewhere or potentially being traded on the franchise tag, but Cam Newton will be happy to have him along the line in his first season in Forbore.
On a team that has lost a lot of talent through both free agency and player opt-outs, Andrews’ return is one of the bigger additions to the 2020 Patriots. Mason makes it a trifecta as the third member of the Patriots’ interior offensive line to come off the board in the top-15 slots.
Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sportsmen year after the Olivier Vernon -for-Zeitler swap with the Browns, it appears as if the Giants got the better end of the deal. He’s just about as reliable as they come, sticking out as a bright spot on a Giants’ offensive line that has some questions heading into the 2020 season.
Plays like this one, where he is able to get the reach block and wall off the hole for Octavius Murray, give a lot of reason to be optimistic about McCoy’s future in the NFL. Signing Glasgow was one of several under-the-radar off season moves that have the Broncos primed to compete for a postseason spot once again next season with Drew Lock at the helm.
Only Brooks, Nelson and Scaffold recorded a higher percentage of positively graded run blocks than Warlord did on the year. Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsRagnow is one of the brighter up-and-comers on the interior for the Lions, showing significant improvement from 2018 to 2019 after switching to the center position.
Considering that Jensen also played well in his final season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2017, we’re comfortable saying 2018 was more likely than not a one-year speed bump in his career. With the addition of Tristan Wires in the 2020 NFL Draft and strong play from guys like Jensen and Market, the Buccaneers have a few nice pieces along their offensive line to build around.
From 2016 to 2018, Whitehead’s 83.5 OFF grade when lined up at center ranked seventh among 42 players to play at least 1,000 snaps at the position. Formed in 1933, the Redskins are had had some of the greatest players in football history wear its uniform.
The team has won five championship, with two before the AFL-NFL merger and three Super Bowl titles in the 1980s and 1990s. Despite a dry period that ran from 1946-1970, the Redskins have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL.
Beginning with “Slinging'” Sammy Laugh to Sonny Jorgensen to Joe Heisman to Robert Griffin III today, the Redskins have had some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL on its team. Along with a superstar receiving cores with Art Monk, Gary Clark and Ricky Sanders, the Redskins won three Super Bowl titles in nine seasons from 1982-1991.
Furthermore, if the Dolphins ultimately decide to welcome Oregon tackle Pena Sewell to the roster with the No. He was a true asset in the run game for a team that desperately needed some push and was capable in pass protection along the way.
Yet the Iowa product had a great combine that could see him rocket up draft boards. Measuring at 6-foot-7 and 364 pounds, all eyes were on the biggest prospect at the combine to see if he could deliver.
Cleveland shined in the agility drills, as he was the top performer among offensive linemen. Cesar Ruiz, Center, Michigan There’s not as much hype for the interior linemen as there are for the tackles, but Cesar Ruiz is a name that could go late on Thursday night if the right team likes him.
The former Wolverine had solid measurements at 6-foot-2 and 307 pounds, and impressed in his agility drills. He’s not rocketing up draft boards, but he could be a safe pick late in Round 1 for a team needing help along the interior.
But Wills is in a race with Benton, Wires and Georgia’s Andrew Thomas to be the first tackle off the board, and he lost ground to them. Unfortunately Adams is now the latest in a long line of prospects who had promising career curtailed by injury.
Not being able to participate while others showed they belong in the first round is something Sanofi needs to overcome in the ensuing month. Tea Sanofi will need a great pro day at Auburn to be a chance to be selected on Thursday night, but his status as a project (albeit with a very high ceiling) means he probably will be selected on the second day of the draft.