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Snapshots: NFL "Path to the Draft" – Interior Lineman


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The NFL Draft will take place May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Over the next two weeks, will help you get to know the prospects who could wear burgundy and gold, play for an NFC East Rival or become the steal of your 2014 Fantasy Football draft. Here are the top five centers and guards, according to NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock:


1.) MARCUS MARTIN, USC(6-3, 320 pounds) Bottom Line:Outstanding-sized, barrel-chested finesse pivot with center-guard versatility… more.


2.) WESTON RICHBURG, Colorado State **(6-3, 298 pounds) Bottom Line:Adequate-sized, smart, experienced, competitive center who commanded the offensive line, made all the calls and was a team leader for the Rams… more.

3.) TRAVIS SWANSON, Arkansas(6-5, 312 pounds) Bottom Line:Experienced, dependable pivot who lacks starter-caliber power and athleticism… more.

4.) BRYAN STORK, Florida State(6-4, 315 pounds) Bottom Line:
Good-sized, bump-and-steer blocker ideally suited for a zone-blocking, slide-protection scheme… more.

5.) GABE IKARD , Oklahoma (6-4, 304 pounds) Bottom Line:
A functional positional blocker who lacks the foot quickness, athletic ability and strength desired in a starter, yet consistently finds a way to get the job done and overcome his physical limitations… more.


1.) DAVID YANKEY, Stanford(6-6, 315 pounds) Bottom Line:Big, physical, smart, serviceable offensive guard who will not score many style points, but generally gets the job done… more.

2.) XAVIER SU'A-FILO, UCLA(6-4, 307 pounds) Bottom Line:Does not look the part and was miscast when forced to play left tackle for the Bruins, but Su'a-Filo is more effective than he is pretty… more.

3.) BRANDON THOMAS, Clemson(6-3, 317 pounds) Bottom Line:Strong-bodied, dependable gap blocker who played left tackle in college but will likely slide inside in the pros… more.

4.) TRAI TURNER, LSU(6-3, 310 pounds) Bottom Line:
Turner is a squarely built interior blocker built for road grading, though he has not demonstrated the ability to dominate as a third-year sophomore draft entrant… more.

5.) GABE JACKSON, Mississippi State (6-3, 336 pounds) Bottom Line:
Big, thickly built, relatively nuanced blocker who brings a steadying presence to the interior offensive line... more.

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