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2012 Center Reports
Height: 6-1
Weight: 295
40: 5.3
Year: 5Sr

Chris Anzevino

School: Kent State
Position: C
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a junior.
Positive: Tough, hardworking blocker with limited size. Quickly gets into blocks, stays square and effective with his hands. Keeps his feet moving, displays ability on the second level and seals linebackers from the action. Bends his knees, keeps his feet moving and displays terrific vision and awareness. Solid with the shotgun snap.
Negative: Lacks top footwork in space. Struggles finishing blocks and does not possess dominant overall strength.
Analysis: Anzevino was a productive and durable college lineman, but he lacks the physical skills necessary to be anything other than a backup in the NFL. The ability to block on the move could help him catch on with a zone blocking team.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 312
40: 5.25
Year: 4Sr

Mike Brewster

School: Ohio State
Position: C
Bio: Four-year starter who played 49 consecutive games with the first team. All-American and all-conference selection the past two years.
Positive: Smart, tough blocker in the middle of the line. Keeps his feet moving, effectively works his hands throughout the action and stays square. Quick out to the second level, easily adjusts to hit a moving target and effectively blocks in motion. Displays outstanding awareness, field vision and keeps his head on a swivel. Can slide in space or adjust and pick up blitzes. Works well with teammates and stays with the action until the whistle blows. Gets the most from his assets.
Negative: Inconsistent with the shotgun snap. Overwhelmed on the inside and lacks top strength at the point of attack.
Analysis: Brewster has been productive and durable on the college level and is a center prospect best suited to play in a zone blocking scheme at the next level. He brings a lot to the table in the areas of competitiveness and football awareness.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 275
40: 5.25
Year: 5Sr

Mike Caputo

School: Nebraska
Position: C
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior. Originally made the Nebraska squad as a walk-on.
Positive: Undersized yet hardworking blocker who gets the most from his ability. Bends his knees, sets with a wide base and blocks with leverage. Quick in all aspects of the game. Solid with the shotgun snaps. Keeps his feet moving, can slide in pass protection and is explosive at the point of attack. Stays square and seals defenders from the action. Terrific job quarterbacking the offensive line.
Negative: Small and overrun by defenders. Not a lineman who gets much movement in the middle of the line and needs help in one-on-one blocking situations.
Analysis: Caputo has done a terrific job the past two seasons yet lacks the measurables to be anything other than a backup in the NFL.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 305
40: 5.38
Year: 5Sr

Garth Gerhart

School: Arizona State
Position: C
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior. Primarily lined up at center but did spend time at guard early in his career.
Positive: Zone-blocking lineman with marginal athletic skills. Incredibly quick in all aspects, uses effective body positioning and seals defenders from the action. Intelligent and effectively quarterbacks the offensive line. Works to get a pad on defenders and knocks them from their angle of attack.
Negative: Lacks the strength necessary to finish blocks. Struggles handling one-on-one blocking assignments.
Analysis: Gerhart was a solid college lineman, but he possesses marginal. He could be a reserve in a zone-blocking system based on his ability to play several interior blocking positions.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 295
40: 5.31
Year: 5Sr

Gino Gradkowski

School: Delaware
Position: C
Bio: Three-year starter who began his college career at West Virginia. All-conference selection the past two seasons and named as an All-American in 2011. Experienced at both left and right guard.
Positive: Tough small-area blocker who controls defenders at the point of attack. Quick off the snap, explosive and strong. Stays square, turns defenders from the action and gets movement run blocking. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with linemates and is always looking for someone to hit. Immediately gets his hands up and correctly places them into defenders. Fights hard until the whistle blows. Solid pass protector who displays the ability to slide in space.
Negative: Lacks agility, blocking balance and struggles finishing blocks. Marginally effective any distance from the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: Gradkowski is a well-built offensive guard with a good body of work on the college level. He offers size, growth potential and could be an inexpensive utility lineman .

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 315
40: 5.45
Year: 5Sr

Jeremiah Hatch

School: Kansas
Position: C
Bio: Four-year starter who played both tackle spots as a freshman before moving to center and holding down the position the next three years. All-conference choice as a senior.
Positive: Quick, wide-bodied position blocker who consistently seals opponents from the action. Immediately gets into blocks, effective with his hands and displays ability on the second level. Easily redirects to linebackers and takes moving targets from the action. Keeps defenders in front of him and jolts opponents with good hand punch. Effective with shotgun snaps.
Negative: Marginal athlete and lacks the strength to finish blocks. Shows stiffness in his game.
Analysis: Hatch was durable and steady at center the past three years. He has the size to play at the next level yet comes with limited upside. He offers potential as a backup at several interior blocking positions.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 290
40: 5.3
Year: 5Sr

Cam Holland

School: North Carolina
Position: C
Bio: Three-year starter at center for North Carolina.
Positive: Strong, powerful college lineman who is best in a small area. Stays square, controls defenders at the point of attack and fights hard throughout the play. Keeps his feet moving, quick in all his actions and effectively seals defenders from the play. Strong enough to turn opponents off the line and open holes for the running game.
Negative: Not a nifty or agile blocker and struggles to adjust. Lacks footwork in space. Lumbers around the field and ineffective blocking in motion.
Analysis: Holland was productive and durable on the college level yet lacks the athleticism and size to be anything other than a backup at the next level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 300
40: 5.45
Year: 5Sr

Tyler Horn

School: Miami-Fl
Position: C
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior.
Positive: Quick, intelligent blocker who gets the most from his ability. Immediately gets into blocks, stays square and is strong enough to turn defenders from the middle of the line. Anchors in pass protection, displays the ability to adjust and effectively seals opponents from the action. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with teammates and effectively quarterbacks the offensive line. Solid with the shotgun snaps.
Negative: Displays limited strength in his lower body and does not get much movement run blocking. Struggles handling one-on-one blocking assignments.
Analysis: Horn was an effective college center the past two seasons and has flashed NFL ability. He'll offer potential as a backup for a zone-blocking system.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 292
40: 5.31
Year: 5Sr

Grant Johnson

School: Oregon State
Position: C
Bio: Former walk-on who started the past three seasons at both guard and center.
Positive: Hardworking yet athletically limited blocker who gets the most from his ability. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and plays with good quickness. Better than average skills blocking in motion. Keeps his head on a swivel and works well with teammates. Effective with the shotgun snap.
Negative: Lacks size and strength and gets run over by opponents. Struggles to adjust.
Analysis: Johnson is a versatile lineman with limited upside for the next level yet his approach to the game and the ability to line up at several interior blocking positions gives him an outside chance to catch on as an inexpensive backup.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 303
40: 5.35
Year: 4Sr

Ben Jones

School: Georgia
Position: C
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors after his sophomore and senior seasons.
Positive: Hardworking, tough center with a good feel for the position. Blocks with good lean, displays terrific awareness and plays hard until the whistle blows. Quickly gets into blocks, fights with his hands and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. Explosive at the point. Adjusts or redirects to linebackers blocking in motion. Intelligent lineman who keeps his head on a swivel and works well with teammates. Solid position blocker who stays square and rides defenders from their angle of attack.
Negative: Lacks a dominant base, gets pushed off the line by larger opponents and struggles handling wide-bodied defensive tackles. Must improve his blocking balance.
Analysis: Jones was competitive and productive on the college field and offers starting potential at the next level in a zone blocking scheme.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 314
40: 4.95
Year: 4Jr

Peter Konz

School: Wisconsin
Position: C
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Named to several All-American teams after his junior campaign.
Positive: Tough, nasty center with an all-around game. Explosive at the point, displays a large degree of quickness and rarely gives up an inch to defenders. Blocks with good knee bend, gets leverage on opponents and is strong at the point. Gets movement run blocking, turns opponents off the line and works hard to finish off blocks. Displays the ability to adjust and pick up stunts or blitzes thrown by opponents. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with teammates and displays a nice degree of awareness. Effective with shotgun snaps. Fluid moving on his feet and gets out to the second level then removes linebackers from the action.
Negative: Lacks great footwork in pass protection. Not a power blocking lineman.
Analysis: Konz made a positive impact on Wisconsin's offensive line as a freshman and has been improving ever since. He possesses the skill to start in a variety of offensive systems at the next level and comes with a lot of upside. Konz should quickly break into a starting lineup in the NFL and stay there for years to come.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 286
40: 5.3
Year: 5Sr

Anthony Mihota

School: Virginia
Position: C
Bio: Two-year starter at center for Virginia.
Positive: Explosive center who is best in a small area. Strong at the point of attack, stays square and turns defenders from the play. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with teammates and displays good awareness on the field. Quickly gets into blocks, immediately gets his hands into defenders and shows ability on the second level. Always looking for someone to hit.
Negative: Display stiffness in his game. Gets tall as the play proceeds. Does not finish blocks.
Analysis: Mihota has displayed steady improvement in his game the past two years and offers adequate size with growth potential. Effective blocking on the move, he's a developmental prospect for a zone-blocking scheme.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 298
40: 5.2
Year: 5Sr

David Molk

School: Michigan
Position: C
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors the past two seasons and named to numerous All-American teams as a senior.
Positive: Slightly undersized yet explosive lineman who is best blocking on the move. Fires into blocks, plays with good pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Moves well on his feet, quickly gets to the second level and seals linebackers from the action. Keeps his feet moving throughout the play, stays square and works blocks hard. Keeps his head on a swivel, effectively quarterbacks the offensive line and plays smart football with a nasty attitude. Effective with the shotgun snap.
Negative: Lacks bulk and gets overwhelmed at the point of attack. Struggles handling one-on-one assignments and rarely finishes blocks. Coming off a foot injury which required surgery to repair.
Analysis: Molk has been productive and, for the most part, very durable during his Michigan career. He plays tough, intelligent football, which more than makes up for his lack of physical stature. Most productive in motion, Molk is a terrific prospect for a zone blocking system.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 290
40: 5.03
Year: 5Sr

Moe Petrus

School: Connecticut
Position: C
Bio: Four-year starter that began his career at left guard before moving to center as a sophomore. All-conference selection after his senior and junior seasons.
Positive: Hardworking blocker who moves well in space. Stays square, keeps his head on a swivel and displays the ability to slide his feet. Effective with his hands, makes good use of angles and keeps opponents in front of him. Quickly gets into blocks and displays the ability to pull across the line of scrimmage and hit a moving target. Physical blocker who works to seal defenders from the action.
Negative: Lacks classic size and is not a dominant drive blocker in the middle of the line.
Analysis: Petrus was a terrific college lineman who impacted the Connecticut lineup as a freshman. He offers potential in a zone blocking scheme yet must add bulk to his frame and physically mature before he'll see any real playing time at the next level.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 277
40: 5.31
Year: 5Sr

Mark Spinney

School: Boston College
Position: C
Bio: Two-year starter at both guard and center.
Positive: Small yet quick lineman who gets the most from his ability. Blocks with good lean, gets leverage on opponents and keeps his head on a swivel. Quickly gets off the line, immediately gets out to the second level and seals linebackers from the action. Blocks with a nasty attitude and works well with teammates.
Negative: Marginally strong at the point and struggles handling one-on-one blocking situations. Does not play with body control and lacks balance. Gets minimal movement run blocking.
Analysis: Spinney is tough and smart yet lacks the physical skills for the next level. He has the versatility to line up at several positions on the offensive line and could be an inexpensive backup if he plays well in camp.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 301
40: 5.26
Year: 5Sr

William Vlachos

School: Alabama
Position: C
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-American honors as a senior after being named All-conference the prior year.
Positive: Hard-working college center with marginal upside for the next level. Works to stays square, keeps opponents in front of him and effectively uses his hands. Plays with consistent knee bend, keeps his head on a swivel and works well with linemates. Steers defenders from their angle of attack or turns them off the line. Explosive at the point. Effectively quarterbacks the offensive line.
Negative: Gets minimal movement run blocking. Overwhelmed at the point of attack by opponents. Marginally athletic.
Analysis: Vlachos was a terrific college center who effectively directed one of the nation E(TM)s best offensive lines. He does the little things well, which could help him catch on as a backup for an NFL team.

Updated 4/24
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
31stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
41stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
51stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
61stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
71stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
81stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
91stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
101stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
111stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
121stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
131stZack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
141stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
151stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
161stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
171stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
181stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
LSU
WR3Jr
201stCalvin Pryor
Louisville
S3Jr
211stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
221stRyan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB3Jr
231stBrandin Cooks
Oregon State
WR3Jr
241stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
251stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr