Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz is one of a handful of players who recently announced he is leaving school early.
So, is the redshirt junior the presumed best center or the actual best center in the 2020 NFL draft?
Most mock drafts and player rankings list Biadasz (6-foot-3, 321 pounds) as either the best or second-best center behind Oklahoma redshirt sophomore Creed Humphry. Humphrey, though, is believed to be staying in school, according to various media outlets.
The deadline to declare is Jan. 17.
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However, another name has emerged in recent weeks as a contender for the best-in-class at the center position: LSU’s Lloyd Cushenberry. Like Humphrey, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound redshirt junior has not announced his draft intentions.
And, as things stand now, he should be drafted early, whether it’s in this draft or the next. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler recently listed Cushenberry as the top center and No. 49 overall prospect in his latest top-100 big board.
In fact, Biadasz isn’t even listed as one of the top three centers, according to Brugler’s rankings.
On the one hand, Biadasz comes from a Wisconsin program known in recent years for producing Day 1 starters along the offensive line. However, his quickness and lack of arm length are among the issues scouts will be looking at, says Fansided’s Jason Truitt for NFLMocks.com.
“His biggest flaw is his balance,” Truitt writes. “Biadasz has been known for dropping to his knees when overpowered. When he reaches open field, he likes to lunge towards the defender. Which is why on film you see the lineman on the ground more than one would like.”
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