2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Centers



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2020 Center prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2022 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 14, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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

2020 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. Tyler Biadasz*, C, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 316.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-3.

    8/14/18: After redshirting in 2016, Biadasz broke into the starting lineup and performed very well for the Badgers. Biadasz was a tough run blocker who helped open a lot of holes for Jonathan Taylor last season. Biadasz could be even better in 2018 and 2019 after gaining experience.






  2. Michael Jordan, C/G, Ohio State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 312.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    8/14/18: Jordan broke into the starting lineup as a freshman at guard and showed improvement in 2017 as a sophomore. Jordan should keep up the recent tradition of early-round interior line prospects from Ohio State. He has good size to go with strength and athleticism. After gaining experience and developing, Jordan could dominate as a junior and senior to become an early-round pick in his draft class. Ohio State has given Jordan practice time at center, so he could offer versatility to play any position on the interior.


  3. Darryl Williams, C/G, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: Williams had an impressive sophomore season and was one of the best guards in the SEC. He started at left guard and was a tough run blocker while being a steady pass protector. Elgton Jenkins is the Bulldogs' starting center, but once Jenkins moves on to the NFL, Williams could move to the middle. Williams' size and lack of height would translate better to center as a pro rather than staying at guard.


  4. Ross Pierschbacher, C/G, Alabama
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 297.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: 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.




  5. Erik McCoy, C/G, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: McCoy started at guard and center for the Aggies during the 2017 season after being the starter at center during his freshman year. McCoy has good size to him, and his run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. For the NFL, he could fit as a guard or center.


  6. Connor McGovern, C, Penn State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 312.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.31.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

    8/14/18: 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.


  7. T.J. McCoy, C, Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 308.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.24.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

    8/14/18: McCoy started out his collegiate career at N.C. State before he transferring 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.






  8. Jake Hansen, C, Oregon
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 288.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.99.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

  9. Matt Hennessy*, C, Temple
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 295.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.17.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

  10. Kenny Cooper, C, Georgia Tech
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.07.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.



  11. Zach Shackelford, C, Texas
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 290.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

  12. Cohl Cabral, C, Arizona State
    Height: 6-35 Weight: 291.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

  13. Brian Chaffin, C, Stanford
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 296.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.00.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

  14. Levi Brown, C/G, Marshall
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 296.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.18.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

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

2020 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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