2012 NFL Center Prospects

Posted by Brad On July – 12 – 2011

"2012 NFL center prospects led by Michael Brewster"For NFL teams having a top offensive line anchor is becoming more and more important.  The 2012 NFL center prospects will not disappoint.

The class will be headlined by the experienced OSU center, Michael Brewster.  The 2012 NFL center prospects may have as many as 12 draftable centers amongst it.

Here’s a look at the 2012 NFL center prospects:

1.  Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State

Height: 6’5  Weight: 295

Brewster defines the term anchor.  He has anchored the OSU line since stepping foot onto campus.  His experience and exceptional technique will make him a rare top 20 prospect at the center position.  Brewster has all the characteristics of a future Pro Bowler at the position and may challenge former OSU standout Nick Mangold for tops at the position.

2012 NFL Draft projection:  Top 20


2.  Ben Jones, C, Georgia

Height: 6’3  Weight: 300

Jones is the leader of a strong interior offensive line at Georgia.  He is experienced with 35 career starts and provides consistency at the position.  He will never bowl scouts over with exceptional skills in either the run or pass game but just does things well.

2012 NFL Draft projection:  2

3.  Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

Height: 6’5  Weight: 315

Konz is a junior that has an enormous ceiling.  He has started 20 games at Wisconsin.  He is an Academic All Big Ten guy that makes all the line calls on a talented Wisconsin offensive line.  If Konz declares early for the 2012 NFL Draft he will be one to watch.

2012 NFL Draft projection:  2

4.  David Molk, C, Michigan

Height: 6’2  Weight: 280

Molk may the most athletic of the 2012 NFL center prospects.  When healthy Molk is a dominating force in the middle of the offensive line.  The move to a pro-style offense under Brady Hoke will be welcomed by NFL scouts.  The only question with Molk is whether he will have the functional strength to move around NFL defensive lineman.

2012 NFL Draft projection:  2-3

5.  William Vlachos, C, Alabama

Height: 6’1  Weight: 294

If Vlachos were two inches taller he would be a prototypical NFL center.  His listed height of 6’2 is a stretch and he will probably measure 6’0 and some change at the NFL Combine in February.  Vlachos is a supreme technician with outstanding smarts for the position.  Vlachos will be a starter in the league for a long time despite his lack of size.

2012 NFL Draft projection:  3

Best of the rest:

Phillip Blake, C, Baylor

Ben Habern, C, Oklahoma

Ben Burkett, C, Northwestern

Moe Petrus, C, Connecticut

Seth Oxner, C, Arkansas