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2008 Center Rankings

The top 2008 center prospects available for the 2008 NFL Draft. More will be added as time progresses. * - denotes underclassmen.

This page was last updated March 18, 2008.

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  1. Mike Pollak, Arizona State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 299.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.92.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.98.
    Arm: 31 1/2. Benchx225: .
    Projected Round: 3.

    Probably the most impressive center at the combine; may have passed Steve Justice as the top guy at the position.

  2. Steve Justice, Wake Forest
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 293.
    Projected Projected 40 Time: 5.06.
    Combine 40 Time: 5.22.
    Arm: 31 1/2. Benchx225: .
    Projected Round: 3-4.

    Named a preseason All-American for the 2007 season. Will battle it out with Mike Pollak as the top center in this class.

  3. John Sullivan, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 301.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
    Combine 40 Time: 5.40.
    Arm: 31 1/8. Benchx225: 21.
    Projected Round: 4.

    John Sullivan really struggled at Michigan, taking responsibility for a few high snaps. Sullivan can also play guard.

  4. Doug Legursky, Marshall
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 311.
    40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round: 4-5.

    You're getting a rock if you take Legursky; he has started every game of his collegiate career.

  5. Cody Wallace, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 296.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Combine 40 Time: 5.27.
    Arm: 33 3/8. Benchx225: 26.
    Projected Round: 4-5.

    Solid number of bench press reps considering his arm length.

  6. Jamey Richard, Buffalo
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 301.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Combine 40 Time: 5.22.
    Benchx225: .
    Projected Round: 5.

    Two-year starter for Buffalo. One of many MAC centers eligible for the 2008 Draft.

  7. Drew Miller, Florida
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 297.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.07.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 5.03.
    Benchx225: 34.
    Projected Round: 5-6.

    Drew Miller wasn't invited to the combine (and I have no idea why), but he had a solid Pro Day, posting solid numbers in the bench, 40, vertical (30 inches) and broad jump (9-3). That should cement his status as a middle-round interior line prospect.

    Started as an offensive tackle, played guard in 2006 and slated to move to center in 2007. His versatility will be enticing for some NFL teams.



  8. Kory Lichtensteiger, Bowling Green
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 298.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.16.
    Combine 40 Time: 5.19.
    Arm: 30 7/8. Benchx225: .
    Projected Round: 5-6.

    No one played well against Sedrick Ellis, but Kory Lichtensteiger looked so helpless, it was as if a 12-year-old were blocking USC's monstrous nose tackle.

    Arguably the best offensive lineman ever to play at Bowling Green. Lichtensteiger was in the middle of a line ranked second in rushing and third in fewest sacks allowed in MAC play.

  9. Fernando Velasco, Georgia
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 328.
    40 Time: 5.06.
    Projected Round: 6.

    Huge for a center, but definitely not slow. Raw - Fernando Velasco played guard last year.

  10. Robbie Powell, Purdue
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 307.
    40 Time: 5.08.
    Projected Round: 6.

    His size is much better than some of the prospects listed below him.

  11. Matt Spanos, USC
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.17.
    Combine 40 Time: 5.50.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 5.28.
    Benchx225: 20.
    Projected Round: 6.

    No idea why Matt Spanos was invited to the combine over Drew Miller or Fernando Velasco.



  12. Robbie Krutilla, Western Michigan
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 308.
    40 Time: 5.26.
    Projected Round: 6-7.

    One of the larger centers in this draft class. Started every game the past three years.

  13. Brennan Carvalho, Portland State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 316.
    40 Time: 5.10.
    Projected Round: 6-7.



  14. Adam Spieker, Missouri
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
    40 Time: 5.14.
    Projected Round: 6-7.



  15. Jeff Cavender, Boise State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 303.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 5.44.
    Benchx225: 24.
    Projected Round: 7.

    Yet another cog in Boise State's incredible offensive line. Cavender can play guard and tackle, but is more suited to be a center at the next level.

  16. Derrick Morse, Miami
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 325.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 5.22.
    Arm: . Benchx225: 24.
    Projected Round: 7.

    A natural guard who is moving to center for the 2007 season. Has knee problems.

  17. Eric Scott, Kentucky
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 298.
    40 Time: 4.89.
    Projected Round: 7.



  18. Jordan Lipsey, Virginia
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 280.
    40 Time: 4.98.
    Projected Round: 7.

    One of the few offensive linemen who can run a sub-5.0, Lipsey would be perfect in a zone-blocking system.

  19. Marcus Coleman, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 302.
    40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round: 7.

    Didn't miss a start for Wisconsin last year.

  20. Tony Brinkhaus, Minnesota
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 300.
    40 Time: 5.18.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.



  21. John Masters, Michigan State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 285.
    40 Time: 5.16.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Started only three games in 2006.

  22. Juan Garica, Washington
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 315.
    40 Time: 5.11.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Played every single snap in 2006. But that doesn't mean he's durable - Juan Garcia missed the two years before that.



  23. Isaiah Wiggins, Illinois State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 303.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 5.23.
    Benchx225: 20.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Can play almost every position up front.

  24. Kyle DeVan, Oregon State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 308.
    40 Time: 5.14.
    Projected Round: FA.



  25. Ryan Wendell, Fresno State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 275.
    40 Time: 4.96.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Way too small for an offensive lineman. Needs to gain at least 25 pounds.

  26. Nick Allotta, Colorado State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
    40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Missed some of the 2006 season with a knee injury.

  27. Chris Yoder, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 299.
    40 Time: 5.14.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Has yet to start since 2004.

  28. Trevor Rees, Northwestern
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 280.
    40 Time: 4.98.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Missed the 2005 season because of academic issues.

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