NFL Scouting Combine Workout Analysis: Centers

    The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine quick analysis on the workouts of every prospect: the centers

    February 27, 2016

    The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine quick analysis of the workouts of every prospect: the centers.

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    Jack Allen, Michigan State, 6-1, 294

    No one expected him to be an athlete, but the 23 reps on the bench were a bit light. He moved relatively well and was quick enough to keep his stock in the 100.
    Projection: Third Round

    Austin Blythe, Iowa, 6-2, 291

    It was a phenomenal workout. He might not have boosted his stock into the mid-rounds, but the 4.53 in the 20-yard shuttle was among the best of all the linemen, and the 29 reps on the bench were great. The 40 was a slowish 5.36, but it doesn’t matter – he was quick in a short range.
    Projection: Sixth Round

    Evan Boehm, Missouri, 6-2, 309

    It was okay. He wasn’t horrible in the short drills, but the 24 reps on the bench were no big deal and he wasn’t all that athletic. That doesn’t matter – he’s a tough guy who can play.
    Projection: Fifth Round

    Jake Brendel, UCLA, 6-3, 286

    For a guy who’s going to have to fight to be drafted, he came up with a whale of a workout with a fantastic 5.01 40 and a lineman-high 4.27 time in the 20-yard shuttle and a 7.31 in the three-cone. Throw in the 25 reps on the bench, and it was the best workout of any lineman.
    Projection: Sixth Round

    Graham Glasgow, Michigan, 6-6, 307

    Is he going to be a center or a guard? He worked as both in college, but with his size he’s built more like a tackle. He ran well enough and moved fine – he was par for the course among the linemen. It was good enough.
    Projection: Fourth Round

    Ryan Kelly, Alabama, 6-4, 311

    He got the ocean in motion and it kept on rolling. He looked the part with the size and barrel-chested bulk, and then it all got moving to a 5.03 40. Really quick around the short drills and came up with an explosive 103” broad jump. It was a great workout.
    Projection: Second Round

    Nick Martin, Notre Dame, 6-4, 299

    While he might not have been all that quick, with his size and with the right look, the 5.22 40 was good enough and the 28 reps on the bench were strong. Move him to guard if you want, stick him at center, he showed he can handle either from a physical standpoint.
    Projection: Second Round

    Matt Skura, Duke, 6-3, 305

    Considering his game is supposed to be about his quickness and athleticism, he wasn’t all that quick or athletic. He was okay – hardly bad – but he didn’t standout. Even so, it was a good enough workout to not hurt his stock.
    Projection: Seventh Round

    Max Tuerk, USC, 6-5, 298

    He wasn’t able to do the full workout since he’s still trying to get over a knee injury, but the 22 reps on the bench weren’t all that great. It might not matter to his stock – he might be the best center if healthy. It’s still going to take a bit.
    Projection: Third Round


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