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Today we are going to look at one of the top interior linemen in this year’s draft. Billy Price arrived in Columbus from Austintown Finch HS (Youngstown, OH) as a four-star defensive tackle recruit. He redshirted his first season on campus before playing guard for three seasons. Price moved to center this past year. He set the Ohio State school record for consecutive starts at 55 games. Price is a two-time All-American, including a consensus selection in 2017.
2016: Penn State, Michigan
2017: Oklahoma, Iowa, Southern Cal (Bowl)
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Price has a strong punch. He immediately stuns the defender. Price is strong as an ox. He anchors well. Price is an athletic mover. When he pulls, Price keeps his hips square and stays parallel to the line of scrimmage. He finishes run blocks. Price has position versatility.
Billy Price is a plug-and-play starter at any of the three interior offensive line positions. He doesn’t have the nastiness of Quenton Nelson, but Price has a skillset that will serve him well for a long time. I do not know how long his injury is going to keep him out but that will definitely figure into his final draft position. I think Price will ultimately be selected anywhere from late round one to round three.
Price tore his pectoral muscle during the bench press at the Combine.