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09-05-2015 MFB Wisconsin Alabama offensive lineman Ryan Kelly (70) Alabama quarterback Cooper Bateman (18) Photo by Kent Gidley

2016 NFL Draft Top 5 Centers

1). Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
Height: 6-4. Weight: 311. Arm: 33.63.
40 Time: 5.03.

Kelly is tough, reliable and has good size with athletic ability. Some teams compare him to Nick Mangold and think Kelly could be a top-10 center in the NFL. Whoever drafts Kelly will be getting one of the better centers to come out of the draft in years.

2). Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
Height: 6-4. Weight: 301. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.63.
40 Time: 5.22.

Very good pass blocker, run blocking is an issue with him in the NFL I believe, needs to improve strength. A few of teams like Martin over Kelly, I like Kelly more, but believe Martin will be a very good pick for someone.

3). Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 306. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 9.75.
40 Time: 5.13.

Another center I really like, was very impressive at the east-west shrine game. Can play center or guard in the NFL. Will be a quality player.

4). Max Tuerk, C, USC
Height: 6-5. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

Had injury issues last year , but when he has played he has shown serious quickness and athleticism in the middle of the Trojans’ line. The senior could stand to be more powerful and violent for the NFL, but he showed up at the combine almost 15 pounds heavier than his listed weight, so he is on his way to filling out his frame. Tuerk wasn’t healthy enough to work out at in Indianapolis.

5). Isaac Seumalo, C, Oregon State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 297. Arm: 33.
40 Time: 5.19.

Played tackle and guard at Oregon.St, more suited I believe to center in NFL, needs to get stronger.