2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Centers



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2019 Center prospects available for the 2019 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2020 prospect. ** - denotes 2021 prospect.

This page was last updated June 9, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 313.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    6/9/18: Jenkins is a athletic and quick interior blocker who has been very impressive for the Bulldogs over the past two seasons. Sources who have done some advance work for the 2019 NFL Draft say that Jenkins has impressed them and possesses early-round potential. Jenkins has good size to be a starting center in the NFL, and it will be interesting to see how he handles the change in offense under the new Mississippi State coaching staff.






  2. Ross Pierschbacher*, C/G, Alabama
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 297.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    6/9/18: Pierschbacher started at left guard and blocked well for Alabama in 2017. He is a tough run blocker who opened a lot of holes for Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Jalen Hurts in 2016. Pierschbacher has played left guard and center for the Crimson Tide. He is a plus run blocker and should continue to improve as a pass protector. With Bradley Bozeman moving on to the NFL, Pierschbacher will probably move to center as a senior.


  3. Dalton Risner, C/OT, Kansas State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    6/9/18: Risner started out his collegiate career well at the center position. After performing well on the inside of the line, the Kansas State coaches moved Risner to right tackle, and he performed well on the edge. Risner has been a reliable blocker for the Wildcats. For the NFL, moving back to center could be his best fit.


  4. Connor McGovern, C, Penn State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 312.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.31.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

    6/9/18: McGovern was a quality run blocker for Penn State in 2017, helping to open a lot of holes for Saquon Barkley. In pass protection, McGovern was generally a reliable protector for Trace McSorley. McGovern has good height and length to him. It would help him to get stronger for the NFL.




  5. Jesse Burkett, C, Stanford
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 302.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/9/18: Burkett has played well for Stanford, showing a nice combination of skills. He has some size and athleticism to him, possessing the ability to get to the second level. He was a good pass protecter and opened a lot of holes for Bryce Love in 2017. Burkett is a smart blocker.


  6. Sam Mustipher, C, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/9/18: Mustipher would be rated higher if he were taller and had more length. As it stands, his size limits in how he will get graded. That being said, Mustipher played well and was an impressive blocker for Notre Dame in 2017. He opened a lot of holes in the ground game and was steady in pass protection.


  7. Jake Hansen*, C, Oregon
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 288.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.99.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/9/18: Hansen had a good 2017 season, opening holes for Royce Freeman in the middle of the Oregon offensive line. He is a quality athlete with some quickness, but he still needs to gain strength for the NFL.




  8. Sean Krepsz, C/G, Nevada
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 325.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/9/18: Krepsz has been a two-year starter for Nevada and has been a solid center. His reliable play at center landed him on the Rimington watch lists in the spring and fall during the 2017 season. Krepsz is big for a center, and his body type would fit well at guard as well.


  9. Alec Eberle, C, Florida State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.11.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/9/18: Eberle and the Florida State offensive line had problems in many games during the 2017 season. They struggled to open holes in the ground game, plus allowed a ton of hits on the quarterback.

    Eberle was a rock on the inside of the offensive line for the Seminoles in 2016 with an impressive sophomore campaign. He opened holes for Dalvin Cook and was generally reliable in pass protection. It was his first season as a full-time starter, so Eberle could be even better as a junior in 2017. As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he started at center for the last six games of the season.


  10. T.J. McCoy, C, Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 308.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.24.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/9/18: McCoy started out his collegiate career at N.C. State before he transferred to Florida to be near his father, who was battling cancer. McCoy worked his way onto the field as a redshirt freshman and then became a starter at center in 2017. He was having a solid season before going down with left foot injury that cost him the final two games. For the NFL, McCoy is hurt by his lack of height and length.




  11. Sean Rawlings, C/OT, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 294.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    6/9/18: Rawlings has mostly played right tackle during his career at Ole Miss with some time at center. For the NFL, he is going to need to get stronger and add weight to his frame. Rawlings could be a candidate to be a backup tackle, guard and center as a late-round pick.


  12. Jared Weyler, C/G, Minnesota
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 296.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    6/9/18: Weyler has played well for Minnesota at times, but he also has missed a lot of games with injuries over the past couple of years. Weyler needs to gain weight for the NFL and stay healthy as a senior to have a shot at getting drafted.


  13. Levi Brown*, C/G, Marshall
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 296.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.18.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    6/9/18: Brown has worked hard to gain weight and is growing into his body. He has been a solid interior offensive lineman who could compete at guard or center.


2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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