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Linder needs to get more velocity on his shotgun snaps. He has some minor technical issues with his hand usage. Against Notre Dame, he was manhandled at times by Jarron Jones.
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Today we are going to take a look one of the top interior lineman prospects. Nick Linder arrived in Coral Gables as a three-star prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale. He followed in the footsteps of his brother Brandon (3rd-round pick in 2014). As a true freshman, Linder started four games at left guard. He moved to center as a sophomore and started all thirteen games that season. Last year, Linder started the first eight games before suffering a season ending shoulder injury.
2015: Georgia Tech
2016: Appalachian State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame
At this point, Nick Linder is not a complete center prospect but is on his way. The building blocks are there. Like his brother, he should be a solid mid-round prospect.
Linder has the athleticism it takes to play the center position. When he pulls he gets outside quickly. Linder has the power to hold up at the point of attack. At this stage of his career, he is a better run blocker than he is a pass blocker.