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Draft Preview Scouting Report: Centers/Guards

Day One

Player, positionSchoolHt.Wt.

Cameron Erving, CFlorida St.6-5313

Day Two

Hroniss Grasu, COregon6-3297

Laken Tomlinson, GDuke6-3323

A.J. Cann, GSouth Carolina6-3313

Ali Marpet, GHobart6-4307

Tre’ Jackson, GFlorida St.6-4330

B.J. Finney, CKansas St.6-4318

Day Three

Reese Dismukes, CAuburn6-3296

Mitch Morse, GMissouri6-5305

John Miller, GLouisville6-2303

Arie Kouandjio, GAlabama6-5310

Jeremiah Poutasi*, GUtah6-5335

Josue Matias, GFlorida St.6-5309

Mark Glowinski, GWest Virginia6-4307

Jamil Douglas, GArizona St.6-4304

Jarvis Harrison, GTexas A&M6-4330

Robert Myers, GTennessee St.6-5326

Andy Gallik, CBoston College6-2306

Sleeper: Antoine Everett, G, McNeese St., 6-3, 323

Erving started college as a defensive tackle and has been playing on the offensive side of the ball for just two seasons. He’s shown rapid improvement and won the last two Jacobs Blocking trophies as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top blocker. … Tomlinson moved from his native Jamaica to Chicago in eighth grade. He’s a first-team All-American who wants to be a doctor when he’s done playing football. … Cann had 51 career starts with the Gamecocks, missing only one game. … Marpet has a good chance to become the first Div. III athlete to be selected in the first 100 picks since 1990. … Jackson had a down year in 2014 in the eyes of some scouts, but bounced back by winning the South Team MVP at the Senior Bowl. He must work to keep his weight down. ... Dismukes won the Remington Trophy as college football’s top center. … Morse is another player moving inside from tackle. He did start seven games at center in 2012. … Miller has tumbled a bit recently in mock drafts, but is an experienced left guard with 47 career starts. Kouandjio is the older brother of Bills offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio. … Harrison is a former high school basketball player who has intrigued scouts with his footwork.

– Jay Skurski

Class grade

B-

Plenty of talent will be available in the second and third rounds, and those players should compete for playing time as rookies.

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