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NFP: Dan Pompei profiles Stefen Wisniewski and the rest of the senior centers.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Scout Talk: Centers in the 2011 draft
    If you consider Maurkice Pouncey a guard, there aren’t many centers in the 2001 draft class to get excited about. The Florida interior lineman who can play center or guard is the only center possibility for the first two rounds.

    The next best center undoubtedly is Stefen Wisniewski, the nephew of former Raider great Steve Wisniewski. Like his uncle, Wisniewski is a tough Penn State product. He also has some possibilities at guard because of his toughness, and actually has played the position this year. Wisniewski is average athletically, but he is fundamentally sound and he plays hard. He knows how to use his hands.

    There is a dropoff after Wisniewski, who could go in the third round. The next highest rated prospect at this point is Southern Cal’s Kris O’Dowd, who is tough and has some athleticism and size. O’Dowd needs to become more physical on the next level.

    Oregon State’s Alex Linnenkohl is a good run blocker with toughness. He also has instincts and has been coached well. He isn’t real heavy or strong through.

    One player to keep an eye on is Bradon Fusco of Slippery Rock. Even though level of competition is a concern, scouts have been streaming into Slippery Rock, Pa., to check out this athletic blocker.

    Other players with a chance to get drafted are Arizona’s Colin Baxter, Cincinnati’s Jason Kelce, Utah’s Zane Taylor, Notre Dame’s Dan Wenger, Toledo’s Kevin Kowalski and Syracuse’s Ryan Bartholomew.
  2. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    If Mike Pouncy is around in round 2 when Dallas picks, they will most likely draft him, imo. It's such a long way away.

    He could give you more consistent, better guard RG play (IMO) and replace Gurode one day.
  3. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    If you consider Maurkice Pouncey a guard, there aren’t many centers in the 2001 draft class to get excited about.

    I had to read this a few times to even know what they were talking about. Anyway, I'm hoping O'Dowd falls to us in the 4th.

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