DEEP FRIED DRAFT
1 Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin Sr 6'5 321
2 Micheal Deiter Wisconsin Sr 6'5 325
Deiter and Benzschawel are a part of arguably the best offensive in America (Oklahoma would be the other choice). Benzschawel, in particular, is one of my favorite guard prospects in this draft.
3 Chris Lindstrom Boston College Sr 6'4 310
Lindstrom is a tremendous interior lineman. While not as highly touted as Quentin Nelson, I wouldn’t be shocked if he snuck into the back end of round one.
4 Ben Powers Oklahoma Sr 6'3 310
5 Dru Samia Oklahoma Sr 6'5 303
Samia and Powers, along with RS freshman Creed Humphrey form one of the best interior offensive line trios in the nation.
6 Javon Patterson Mississippi Sr 6'3 314
Patterson is a four-year starter for the Rebels. He has started most of his games at guard but has played some center.
7 B.J. Autry Jacksonville State Sr 6'5 340
Autry is one of the top guard prospects from the FCS level. He played locally to the Senior Bowl at Blount HS. Autry was compared by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to WWF legend King Kong Bundy. He is very large.
IC Nate Davis Charlotte Sr 6'3 311
Davis is a right tackle for the 49ers but he projects inside at the next level. I have currently not studied him.
1 Garrett Bradbury NC State Sr 6'3 300
Bradbury is an athletic center who can play multiple interior positions.
2 Dalton Risner Kansas State Sr 6'4 300
Risner can play anywhere on the line he wants. His best position may be at center. However, Risner could also play right tackle. He could be a riser during the process.
3 Ross Pierschbacher Alabama Sr 6'4 304
Pierschbacher made 56 career starts for the Crimson Tide. He started at guard for his first three seasons. Pierschbacher transitioned to his more natural position of center this year. He was a finalist this year for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s top center.
4 Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State Sr 6'4 310
Jenkins has started at four different positions for the Bulldogs. He has played left tackle, right tackle, left guard, and center. Versatility is king in the NFL and this will serve him well. Jenkins has also held his own against some of the best defensive tackles in the SEC.
5 Erik McCoy Texas A&M Jr 6'3 305
McCoy is a three-year starter at center for the Aggies. He was named a team captain this year. McCoy graduated early making himself eligible to play in Mobile.
The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl is upon us. Beginning January 22nd, 110 senior football prospects will interview with and practice in front of hundreds of NFL coaches and scouts. Tuesday morning, the players will weigh-in and then both teams will lightly practice in the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday are the two biggest practice days when both squads practice in full pads. This culminates in the game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday at 1:30 pm. The game can also be seen live on NFL Network.
Deep Fried Draft will have it covered all week. Look for daily write-ups about the practices each day.
Below I rank the interior offensive linemen playing in this year's game. I go from best to worst.
**Please note that these rankings are based on what I have seen up to this point. What I see upon further tape study, Senior Bowl performance, and the rest of the draft process will likely change these rankings.**
***This also reflects the roster that was announced in early January***
2019 Senior Bowl: Ranking the Interior Offensive Line