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Scouting Report: Best Guards and Centers

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Giants.com takes a look at NFL.com's scouting reports on the 2017 draft prospects:

Leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Media's Mike Mayock unveiled his first position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft. The draft expert will update this list a few times before the first round eventually kicks off April 27 in Philadelphia.


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In the meantime, Giants.com will take a closer look at each position. Today, we break down Mayock's top interior offensive linemen:

FORREST LAMP, WESTERN KENTUCKY

Height: 6-4
Weight: 305
NFL.com Scouting Report: Four-year starter at left tackle whose lack of length will likely force him inside on the next level. He has the athleticism to handle athletic interior rushers while being able to fit into diverse rushing attacks that ask more from the guards and centers. His ability to potentially line up at tackle, guard or center will only increase his value. Lamp's 2016 performance against Alabama's talented edge players was a resume-builder that shined a spotlight on his potential as a pro. NFL comparison: Zach Martin.

CAM ROBINSON, ALABAMA

Height: 6-6
Weight: 326
NFL.com Scouting Report: Five-star recruit and three-year starter at left tackle who is a road grader with impressive power at the point of attack and enough athleticism to function in diverse run schemes. Robinson has tape galore against SEC edge talent either playing in the NFL or who soon will be. The tape shows a player with the traits and physical ability to be a good NFL tackle, but his balance issues and inconsistencies as a pass rusher are a concern. Robinson is a candidate to be overdrafted due to the position he plays and his size, but buyer beware as some of his deficiencies might not be easily correctable. NFL comparison: Ereck Flowers.

DAN FEENEY, INDIANA

Height: 6-4
Weight: 304
NFL.com Scouting Report: Four-year starter and two-time team captain, Feeney has been the consistent anchor along an Indiana offensive line that helped to produce NFL running backs Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard. Feeney is a quality zone blocker with an ability to pull and lead the charge, but he might lack the play strength to become a reliable base blocker. His intelligence and ability to operate in space and protect the quarterback could make him an early starter with a ceiling of above-average NFL guard or center. NFL comparison: Clint Boling.

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ETHAN POCIC, LSU

Height: 6-6
Weight: 307
NFL.com Scouting Report: Flexible, natural athlete with starting experience all along the LSU offensive line. Scouts say Pocic has the intelligence teams look for from a center and is highly regarded by LSU coaches and teammates in the locker room. Pocic is an excellent "work-up" blocker with the ability to thrive in a running game that operates in space, but his lack of power will produce some extremely challenging matchups for him at times. NFL comparison: Brandon Linder.

DION DAWKINS, TEMPLE

Height: 6-4
Weight: 317
NFL.com Scouting Report: Quality tackle who operates with good balance and solid technique. Shows some good initial quickness and a smooth kick-slide out of his stance, but might be better in short areas as a guard rather than in open space as a tackle. He's athletic enough to operate in space, but power appears to be his calling card. His wide-hand approach in pass protection could be a difficult habit to break, but he has the natural power to withstand bull rush that might come with that. Dawkins is a well-schooled, three-year starter who has chance to transition into an early starter. NFL comparison: Joe Barksdale.

Next on Giants.com: edge rushers…

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