Underclassmen Declaring 2022 Draft

boozeman

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He is on the smallish side. He uses leverage extremely well and he plays through the whistle. He is also ultra mobile to get to the second level and make the blocks a lot of centers can't. But yeah I get it, most want a 320 pound center and Linderbaum will never be that. Another year in college wasn't going to change that. I'm sure he will get up to 300 for the combine and such but the guy is a 290 pound center. Of course Humphrey was only 302 pounds when he was drafted so we aren't talking about massive size differences.

Plus if you were redoing the draft Creed Humphrey would be a slam dunk first now. It's sort of like saying a corner isn't as good as Trevon Diggs. Diggs was a second rounder but most NFL teams would take him top 10 if they had a chance now.

All that being said, I'd draft Linderbaum if he fell to our pick. But I wouldn't be wetting my pants to trade up for him either. Frankly I look at a really good guard as a bigger need.
I don't disagree with what you are saying here.
 

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He is on the smallish side. He uses leverage extremely well and he plays through the whistle. He is also ultra mobile to get to the second level and make the blocks a lot of centers can't. But yeah I get it, most want a 320 pound center and Linderbaum will never be that. Another year in college wasn't going to change that. I'm sure he will get up to 300 for the combine and such but the guy is a 290 pound center. Of course Humphrey was only 302 pounds when he was drafted so we aren't talking about massive size differences.

Plus if you were redoing the draft Creed Humphrey would be a slam dunk first now. It's sort of like saying a corner isn't as good as Trevon Diggs. Diggs was a second rounder but most NFL teams would take him top 10 if they had a chance now.

All that being said, I'd draft Linderbaum if he fell to our pick. But I wouldn't be wetting my pants to trade up for him either. Frankly I look at a really good guard as a bigger need.
This is how I view him, a lock 1st who I'd be perfectly happy to take in the 20's, but I think the talk of him going top 10 is completely preposterous. I could see a team reaching for him a bit in the lower teens but the guy is nowhere near a top 10 prospect either in this draft or any other.

The talk of him going in the top 10 feels like mostly a function of the extreme weakness of this draft at the top and the desperate OL need for many of the poorer teams.

Most years I doubt he would even go in the top 15-20.

And if you want a OG, check out Zion Johnson, he's kind of turning into one of my top "realistic" guys in that mid/late-20's range.
 

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