Player, Pos, Team Height Weight Draft Grade
01 Marcus Martin C, USC 6'3" 310 A 6.7x Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:

Marcus Martin – Center/Guard – USC

Size – 6033v – 320v – 5.27e

Strong Points – Size, strength, and power, uses hands, strength and power, run block, pass block, plays in space, can play center or guard

Weak Points – Doesn’t consistently get and keep good position, not a consistent finisher

Summation – Martin is a third-year junior and has been a starter since his freshman year. He started at guard in 2011 and 2012 and was moved to center for the 2013 season. He has excellent size at 6033 – 320 with long arms (34”). He possesses good athletic ability with bend and change of direction. He is strong, powerful, and explosive.

As a run blocker, he gets off the ball quickly and has no wasted motion getting to his block. He can stay low and makes good contact. He doesn’t consistently run his feet, but he is better than most. While he is able to generate movement, he doesn’t consistently get good position. Part of this problem is because he doesn’t always take good angles to his blocks. When he has the proper positioning, he can control his opponent. He has the quickness and agility to adjust on the move and make productive blocks at the second level but, again, doesn’t consistently take good angles to the block.

I feel he is a better pass blocker then run blocker. He can snap and set while staying in balance. He has quick hands with a good punch and does a good job keeping his hands inside. He plays with bend and can anchor. He does a good job sliding and recovering versus moves. His agility and footwork are good.

Martin makes the line calls and is an alert player. I see no reason why he can’t be a first-year starter at either guard or center. He needs to work on his angles and keeping good position but that can be corrected with coaching. He should be a solid second round pick.

Grade – A 6.6

02 Weston Richburg C, Colorado State 6'4" 298 B 6.6 Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:

Weston Richburg – Center – Colorado State

Size – 6033 – 300 – 5.10

Strong Points: Four-year starter, two-year co-captain, can run and pass block, uses hands well, plays with strength, used to pull.

Weak Points: More strong than explosive, not a lot of growth potential.

Summation: A fifth-year senior and a four-year starter at Colorado State, Richburg is also a two-time co-captain and a strong vocal leader. Makes all the line calls, has better than adequate size, but not a lot of growth potential.

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In the run game Richburg demonstrates good initial quickness. He can get to a block quickly and keeps his feet moving on contact. Plays with strength, but is more strong than explosive. Richburg is a tough, competitive guy who will look to win every battle. He is able to get to the second level (taking good angles) and make a productive block. Is used to pull some and is productive hitting a moving target.

In pass protection Richburg can set quickly and has fast hands with a good punch. Knows how to use his hands and consistently keeps them inside. Has the feet and balance to mirror through moves and is alert for line stunts and blitzes. Has better than adequate knee bend and does a good job anchoring versus bull rushes.

Overall, a very steady and physical player. I can see Richburg eventually becoming a starter in the league. Will have more value if he can also play guard. Should be a solid mid-round pick.

Grade: B 6.6

03 Corey Linsley C, Ohio State 6'2" 295 B 6.5 Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:

Corey Linsley – Center – Ohio State

Size – 6030e – 300e – 5.1e

Strengths –

Athletic, strength and power, balance, hand use, run block, pass block, has played guard and tackle in the past

Weak Points –

Adequate estimated size

Summation –

Corey is a fifth-year senior and a two-year starter at center. As a reserve in 2011, he played both guard and tackle. Linsley moved to center in the spring of 2012 and has been the leader of Ohio State’s offensive line ever since. He has very good initial quickness with his snap and step and is an excellent short snapper in a spread formation. He can get to his blocks with good quickness and is explosive on contact. In addition, Linsley shows good hip snap and keeps his feet running on contact, enabling him to generate movement. He consistently plays with bend while keeping his back straight and can easily get to the second level while taking good angles.

Linsley can adjust on the fly to hit a moving target and can also turn and seal a bigger opponent. In pass protection, he has a quick set and can get his hands on his opponent in a hurry. Linsley has a good punch and does an excellent job keeping his hands inside. He is a natural bender and has very good lateral agility, showing he can mirror opponents through moves. He slides and recovers very well and can anchor. Linsley is an alert player who does a very good job of picking up stunts and blitzes. In short, Linsley is one of the better centers I have seen in quite some time. He should be able to start for most clubs as a rookie, with his position versatility providing additional value.

Grade: B 6.6

04 Travis Swanson C, Arkansas 6'4" 305 B 6.4 Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:

Travis Swanson – Center – Arkansas

Size – 6050- 312 – 5.28

Strong Points: Four-year starter, alert, flashes ability to play in space, uses hands well, looks to finish, size.

Weak Points: Needs to improve upper and lower body strength, on the ground too much, falls off blocks.

Summation: Swanson is a fifth-year senior and four-year starter from Arkansas who looks good at times, but has some noticeable shortcomings when playing against elite competition.

Swanson has excellent height, but his frame is a bit narrow. He doesn’t have a lot of girth in his butt and his upper and lower body strength is just adequate. You can see this in the run game when he gets stalemated and falls off some blocks. A telltale sign of lower body strength deficiency is when a blocker’s legs give out on contact. This happens quite a bit to Swanson on tape. Still, when he plays against smaller opponents, he keeps his legs moving on contact and will look to finish.

The former Razorback is athletic enough to get to the second level and adjust on the move. Was used to pull a lot and does a good job in space making solid contact. In the inside run game Swanson will look to turn and seal his opponent.

In pass protection Swanson can set quickly and is alert to pick up stunts and blitzes. He has a good punch and can keep his hands inside. Is not a natural bender and, as mentioned above, lacks lower body strength. Will give up ground versus good bull rushers. Has the feet and agility to mirror.

Overall, Travis was a good college player, but he currently lacks the top physical traits to become a starter in the NFL. He is smart and tough, but needs to add strength and power. Unfortunately, Swanson might not have the frame to add the power needed in the lower body. Is athletic enough to be a backup guard and for this reason he should dress on game day as a rookie. I see him as being drafted anywhere from the late fourth to the late fifth round.

Grade: B 6.4

05 Bryan Stork C, Florida State 6'4" 312 B 6.4 Stats
06 Gabe Ikard C, Oklahoma 6'3" 290 C 6.4 Stats
07 James Stone C, Tennessee 6'3" 302 C 6.4 Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:

James Stone – Center

Stone is a fourth-year senior and has been a starter since midway through his freshman year. He is listed at being 6’3 – 295 but looks a bit shorter and heavier. He has average arm length for the position. Tennessee usually plays from a spread formation, and the first thing you notice about Stone is he snaps the ball with his left hand. This isn’t a big deal, but the QB has to get used to the ball coming back with a reverse spin, and when playing form under center, the ball comes up on a slightly different angle.

Stone makes the line calls. I like his consistency. He has average size, but plays with strength, has bend and athleticism, and gets the job done. He has good initial quickness and shows he can snap and step. He gets his hands up quickly and on his opponent. In the run game, when he plays against a big head-up opponent, he shows he can lose some ground initially, but is able to recover and gain back some of that ground. He does get stalemated, at times. He doesn’t have great quickness, but he shows he can take good angles to get to linebackers. He will pull, on occasion, and while not fast, he can adjust on the move.

In pass protection, he was fairly consistent in all three games I viewed. He can set quickly. Has good feet and can slide and recover. He is alert to pick up blitzes and will help out when free. He plays with bend and usually does a good job against bull rushers, but he did get walked back a couple of times versus Alabama. He has good hand placement.

Stone has the tools to eventually start in the league, though, I see him as a backup early in his career. He was recruited as a guard, and if he is able to play two positions in the NFL, that will help his ability to dress on Sunday early in his career. I say that, because most clubs only dress seven offensive linemen on game day. He is a solid mid-to-late round pick.

08 Brian Clark C, Bloomsburg 6'2" 305 C 6.4 Stats
09 Jonotthan Harrison C, Florida 6'3" 300 C 6.3 Stats
10 Dillon Farrell C, New Mexico 6'5" 300 D 6.2 Stats
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