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Centers 

The were 8 OCs selected in the 2023 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - 0

Round 2 - Joe Tippman, John Michael Schmitz

Round 3 - Ricky Stromberg

Round 4 - Jake Andrews

Round 5 - Olusegun Oluwatimi

Round 6 - Luke Wypler, Jarrett Patterson

Round 7 - Alex Forsyth

1) Jackson Powers-Johnson | 6'3 | 319 | C | Oregon

10/14 - Washington - Had a very good game. He showed commanding strength at the LOS as a run blocker, turning his man clean off the ball several times. While not as forceful in pass pro, he was very reliable if not good in that capacity too. He played with leveled rage, certainly a dawg-type trench guy. 

2) Zach Frazier | 6'3 | 305 | C/OG | West Virginia

9/2 - West Virginia - This was a good game, as he was disciplined in carrying out his assignments at the LOS and the 2nd level. He showed good hand usage and the ability to turn defenders off the away from the  ball. He wasn't dominant, but was solid in all aspects.

3) Sedrick Van Pran | 6'4 | 310 | C | Georgia

9/16 - South Carolina - This wasn't a good game for him. While he improved as the game progressed and the opposing defense got tired, he was beat a number of times earlier on. Defenders too easily slipped blocks, as he couldn't match their power or quickness.

10/14 - Vanderbilt - Had an impressive game. He was very fast in snapping the ball and getting into his assigned task. He showed quick hands and feet, coupled with the ability to get up into his defender and move him off the ball. He was also stout in pass pro. 

 

4) Tanor Bortolini | 6'4 | 310 | C/OG | Wisconsin

9/9 - Washington State - Bortolini manned the pivot in this one, and he looked very adept if not good doing so. He displayed plus strength in pass pro and in the run game. As a run blockier, he routinely turned bodies off the ball, creating some nice lanes for interior runs.

10/14 - Iowa - Bortolini had a very respectable showing. He showed good strength in all regards, tied his man up well throughout the contest. His heavy hands and able to grasp onto his defender was evident. 

11/18 - Nebraska - Had a very up and down game, showing some good, and some bad. On the good side, he showed off good functional strength, was able to hem up some powerful DTs in spurts throughout the game, down the stretch. On the flip side, he had quite  few bad snaps, and di whiff on a couple of blocks, assignments. 

5) Drake Nugent | 6'2 | 296 | C | Michigan

10/7 - Minnesota - Nugent had a very solid game. He was quick to get into his man and play with technique and leverage. He was reliable in pass pro and the run game, showed some good pulling capability. 

6) Beaux Limmer | 6'5 | 307 | C | Arkansas

9/16 - BYU - Limmer didn't flash athleticism, but he was stout in both pass pro and run blocking. He carried out his assignments in decent to good fashion.

7) Will Putnam | 6'4 | 310 | C | Clemson

8) Charles Turner | 6'4 | 300 | C | LSU

 

9) Andrew Raym | 6'4 | 305 | C | Oklahoma

10) Kinsley Eguakun | 6'3 | 300 | C | Florida

11) Matt Lee | 6'1 | 305 | C | Miami

10/7 - Georgia Tech - Lee had a solid game. He was quick to get into his man, showed good technique and leverage in the run game. He seemed to lack some functional strength at times in pass pro vs. the bull rush, but was otherwise reliable.

10/21 - Clemson - Had a good outing against a vaunted front. While he did get help from his OG at times, he ran his feet well and kept tight hands on the defender. He was reliable in pass pro. His play flashed on a few good runs. 

12) Hunter Nourzad | 6'3 | 320 | C | Penn State

13) Eli Cox | 6'4 | 310 | C | Kentucky

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