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Draft Preview: Notable Offensive Guards and Centers Highlights


Brandon Scherff**

A fifth-year senior out of Iowa – Scherff was the offensive lineman of the year in the Big Ten in 2014. At 6-4 and 320 pounds, he started 36 games at left tackle during his college career – and while most analysts believe he can play tackle in pros, they think he would be dominant at guard. Called by some one of the safer picks in the draft, his strength, attitude and mean streak could make him the first offensive lineman off the board.

Check out photos of OT Brandon Scherff from the University of Iowa

AJ Cann

A four-year starter at left guard in his time at South Carolina, AJ Cann was consistent as a run and pass blocker. Without any glaring flaws, a good work ethic and a good combination of athleticism and power. Cann should be off the board in the second round with an outside chance of sliding into Day One.

Photos of South Carolina OG A.J. Cann

Laken Tomlinson

A five-year senior at Duke – he started four years at right guard at 6-3 and 323 pounds. He is powerful and effective at the line of scrimmage, but draft experts wonder about his athleticism and his ability to pull and block in space. He excelled at the Senior Bowl, which will help his value on draft night.

Photos of Duke OG Laken Tomlinson

Tre Jackson

The 6-3, 330-pound senior from Florida State, Jackson started at right guard for three years and showed the strength and power to push around defensive tackles in the trenches. He is very physical, but independent scouts wonder about his technique, athleticism and ability to block on the move.

Photos of Florida State OG Tre Jackson

Cameron Erving

A five-year senior, Cameron Erving started at left tackle for two and a half seasons before moving to center for the final five games of 2014. The consensus seems to be that he performed far better at center, but there's no reason to think he can't play all five offensive line position in the pros. He is still a little raw but should be the first center off the board.

Photos of Florida State Center Cameron Erving

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