2024 NFL Draft Prospects: Center



The top 2024 Center prospects available for the 2024 NFL Draft. * – denotes 2025 prospect. ** – denotes 2026 prospect.

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2024 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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1. Duke image Graham Barton, C/G/OT, Duke
Height: 6-5. Weight: 306.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2024): 1-2.

2/10/24: Some pro sources said their teams are projecting Barton to move inside to guard in the NFL. They noted that Barton plays with short arms and his body type could fit better on the inside. He also has anchor issues with stopping speed to power. Pro evaluators said they like how Barton is physical, nasty and strong in the ground game.

At left tackle for Duke, Barton was a consistent run blocker and pass protector. He missed time and played through some injuries in 2023. Some sources said they think Barton would be a fabulous center in the NFL. He played some center as a freshman, but might need development in terms of snapping the ball.

9/1/23: The 2023 season will be the third straight year of Barton starting at left tackle for Duke. He has shown improvement over each season. Barton has quality technique and plays with good leverage. Depending on his length, he could be a candidate to move inside to guard as a pro. Barton is a tough and physical blocker that plays with a lot of fight and tenacity.



2. Oregon image Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon
Height: 6-3. Weight: 334.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2024): 1-2.

2/10/24: It took some time over an odd journey, but eventually Powers-Johnson turned himself into an impactful player for the Ducks. Back in 2021, he was a backup who played defensive line in an emergency role to close out that season. He was back to being a backup in 2022, but took over as the starting center in 2023 and had a superb season. Powers-Johnson is a heavy center who looks like a safe pick to be a solid pro starter.



3. Georgia image Sedrick Van Pran*, C, Georgia
Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 2-3.

2/10/24: Van Pran blocked well for the Bulldogs. He is effective in the ground game at the point of attack and is a reliable pass protector. Van Pran possesses starting ability for the NFL. After accepting a Senior Bowl invitation, Van Pran pulled out of the game late.

7/6/23: Van Pran broke into the starting lineup at center for the Bulldogs in 2021 and locked down the middle of the line for their two straight National Championships. Van Pran is strong at the point of attack to help in the ground game and reliable in pass protection. He looks like a future starter in the NFL.



4. West Virginia image Zach Frazier, C/G, West Virginia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 2-3.

2/10/24: Frazier was solid for West Virginia in 2023. He is tough and has enough size to be a potential starter in the NFL.

9/2/23: As an underclassman, Frazier was a good blocker for West Virginia, starting his freshman season at guard before moving to center as a sophomore. Frazier did not allow a sack during his freshman season at guard before giving up three sacks in 2021. In 2022, he was the starting center and allowed only one sack all season. Center could be Frazier’s best fit in the NFL.



5. Arkansas image Beaux Limmer, C/G, Arkansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 302.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

2/10/24: Limmer was the starter at center for the Razorbacks in 2023. He was solid, but he faces some athletic limitations for the NFL. Limmer accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl and had a mixed week of practice. Some sources said Limmer helped himself in Mobile, but others were not enthusiastic about him. Limmer should play center at the next level.

9/2/23: Limmer was a steady interior blocker for the Razorbacks during the past few seasons. As a senior, it would help him to show more strength and add some weight to his frame for the NFL.



6. Oklahoma image Andrew Raym, C, Oklahoma
Height: 6-3. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

2/10/24: Raym started for a couple of seasons at center for the Sooners. He was a steady blocker on the inside. Raym could stand to get stronger for the NFL. He did not impress at the Senior Bowl.



7. LSU image Charles Turner III, C, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

2/10/24: Turner had a long career at LSU, going back to being on the 2019 National Championship team that was led by Joe Burrow. In 2022, Turner became the starting center. He then was a solid interior blocker over 2022 and 2023. Turner did a decent job of protecting Jayden Daniels and helping to create some interior running lanes.



8. Wisconsin image Tanor Bortolini, C/G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.29.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

2/10/24: Bortolini was a versatile blocker for the Badgers over the past three seasons. He started at left guard, right guard, and center – and even one game at tight end. For the NFL, Bortolini would fit best as a backup guard and center.



9. Miami image Matt Lee, C/G, Miami
Height: 6-4. Weight: 295.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

2/10/24: Lee spent four seasons at Central Florida before transferring to Miami. He has quality size and is a well-rounded blocker. He was very good in pass protection and a solid run blocker for the Knights. That trend continued in 2023 for Miami. Lee didn’t receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl, but he could be a nice backup selection from the third day of the 2024 NFL Draft.



10. N.C. State image Dylan McMahon, C, N.C. State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

2/10/24: McMahon had a mixed outing against Notre Dame in Week 2. He then played better in other games. McMahon could be a mid-rounder who starts out as a backup and potentially develops into being an NFL starter.

7/6/23: McMahon has played a lot of guard for the Wolfpack, but the NFL advance scouts project him as a center for the NFL. Adding some strength would help McMahon as a pro, but he has talent to develop for the next level.



11. Clemson image Will Putnam, C/G, Clemson
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

2/10/24: During 2023, Putnam was decent for Clemson and extended his starting streak to 50 games.

9/2/23: Putnam enters his senior year having been a 3-year starter for the Tigers. He played guard for the Tigers in 2020 and 2021 before taking over as the starting center in 2022. Putnam improved over each season, and while center could be his best position for the next level, he offers interior flexibility for playing guard or serving as the man in the middle.



12. Alabama image Darrian Dalcourt, C/G, Alabama
Height: 6-3. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

2/10/24: Dalcourt started at right guard for Alabama. He was solid, but not overly impressive. Dalcourt might be better off moving to center for the NFL.

9/2/23: Dalcourt was the starting center for Alabama in 2022 and had good season. He showed improvement over his first year as a starter in 2021. In the middle of the line, Dalcourt was a consistent pass protector who did a nice job of helping to keep a clean pocket. Dalcourt has some size and length issues that could make him a center only for the NFL.



13. Wake Forest image Michael Jurgens, C/G, Wake Forest
Height: 6-4. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 5-7.

2/10/24: Jurgens was Wake Forest’s starting left guard in 2023. He was a solid player for the Demon Deacons. Jurgens could stand to get stronger for the NFL.

9/2/23: Jurgens was the starting center for the Demon Deacons for the past two seasons. As a senior, Jurgens may move to guard, but with his height, he could be a guard/center flex backup to start out his pro career. It would help Jurgens to add strength for taking on NFL defensive linemen.



14. Florida image Kingsley Eguakun, C, Florida
Height: 6-3. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 6-FA.

2/10/24: Eguakun broke into the starting lineup for the Gators in the 2021 season. He remained their starting center in 2022, but was limited to four starts in 2023 because of injury. Eguakun looks like a backup quality player for the NFL.



2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2024 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2025 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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