- Apr 7, 2013
I don't disagree with what you are saying here.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.