NEWS AND INFORMATION ON THE NFL DRAFT
2013 DRAFT PREVIEW: G/Cs
Overview: The interior offensive linemen have been pretty much football's poor cousins on draft day over the past few decades. And that's not likely going to change this year as there are no guarantees that any OG or C will be selected in this year's opening round. That said, a pretty good case can be made that this year's OG crop could be one of the best to come along in a while. Indeed, Alabama's Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack, Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina, Wisconsin junior Travis Frederick, Baylor junior G/T Cyril Richardson, and Kentucky veteran Larry Warford each has at least some first-round potential. If nothing else, the Tide's Jones, who was an All-american quality OG early in his career, but will play C this fall after manning the LT slot in Alabama's run to the national chamionship last year, is the most versatile lineman in the country. Meanwhile, UNC's Cooper and Baylor's Richardson have a ton of upside. However, it appears there could be something of a drop-off at the position after the first half dozen guys or so.
And while the 2013 draft could feature one of the strongest OG classes in a while the same can't be said for the Cs, although OGs like Jones and Frederick could get some looks at the position. Southern Cal's Khaled Holmes could get some late second-day consideration, while Dalton Freeman of Clemson has some mid-round potential. The rest of the cast, though, look more like late rounders or free agent types. In particular, there really isn't much size at the position for the upcoming draft.
Top 15 OG Prospects
Top 10 C Prospects
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