2011 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Centers
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1. Mike Pouncey, Florida- 1st round (also listed as a guard)
2. Rodney Hudson, Florida State- 2nd round (also listed as a guard)
3. Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State- 2nd round
4. Tim Barnes, Missouri- 5th round
5. Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock- 5th round
6. John Moffitt, Wisconsin- 5th round
7. Alex Linnenkohl, Oregon State- 5th round
8. Kris O’Dowd, USC- 5th-6th round
9. Ryan Bartholomew, Syracuse- 6th round
10. Zane Taylor, Utah- 6th round
11. Jason Kelce, Cincinnati- 6th-7th round
12. Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU- 7th round
13. Colin Baxter, Arizona- 7th-undrafted
14. Kevin Kowalski, Toledo- 7th-undrafted
The center class isn’t particularly deep especially if the top two guys get drafted as guards. While there is a lack of depth, Pouncey, Hudson and Wisniewski all project to be very good starters at the next level. Unfortunately after them there is a significant drop off in talent. Most of the rest of the class will probably be career backups at best, but one or two could develop into good starters.