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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>Drafting a center
O.city 09:30 AM 03-01-2019
They’re not gonna keep Morse so who looks good in this draft to replace him
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TambaBerry 09:33 AM 03-01-2019
Reiter or Devey
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pugsnotdrugs19 12:45 PM 03-01-2019
Bradbury could be a stud for a long time. But would be gone in the first 40 picks probably.
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Otter 03:09 PM 03-01-2019
Originally Posted by pugsnotdrugs19:
Bradbury could be a stud for a long time. But would be gone in the first 40 picks probably.
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Bradbury has met with all 32 teams between the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s certainly on the Chiefs’ radar. He’s put up 34 repetitions of 225 on the bench press, and an unofficial 4.95 40-yard dash score thus far at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. It’s beginning to look like he’ll work his way into the later half of the first round, where the Chiefs are scheduled to make a selection.
https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2019...tball-success/
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htismaqe 04:35 PM 03-01-2019
Taking a center at 29 is gonna be a little hard to swallow.
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pugsnotdrugs19 05:17 PM 03-01-2019
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
Taking a center at 29 is gonna be a little hard to swallow.
I wouldn’t expect it. That’s why you re-signed Reiter, an insurance policy so that you don’t have to reach or overpay for a new C.

If someone falls to to R2 or R3 and you’ve got a R1/R2 grade on them, that is when they will grab one.
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O.city 01:08 PM 03-02-2019
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
Taking a center at 29 is gonna be a little hard to swallow.
It’s one of those picks that at the time would just feel blah

But then you’d get into the season and be like”yeah, nicely done”

Ideally atleast
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tmax63 04:14 PM 03-02-2019
Depends on if they do something creative in FA to address S/CB. If they manage to entice Collins here and sign a solid CB then I wouldn't have a problem with it. If not then you gotta spend that 1st pick in the secondary whether its #29 or a trade up a few spots to get the dude they want.
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Otter 06:11 AM 03-03-2019
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
Taking a center at 29 is gonna be a little hard to swallow.
Isn't center basically the equivalent of vice president on offense? Not arguing with you and my 30 second Google search at where centers are taken in past drafts seems to back your theory.

I don't know a whole lot about the responsibilities of this position outside of blocking a nose tackle.

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Center (C) is a position in American football and Canadian football (in the latter the position is spelled centre, following Commonwealth spelling conventions). The center is the innermost lineman of the offensive line on a football team's offense. The center is also the player who passes (or "snaps") the ball between his legs to the quarterback at the start of each play.

In recent years, the importance of centers for a football team has increased, due to the re-emergence of 3–4 defenses. According to Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, "you need to have somebody who can neutralize that nose tackle. If you don't, everything can get screwed up. Your running game won't be effective and you'll also have somebody in your quarterback's face on every play."[1]
Full Article from the ever trustworth wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center...iron_football)
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kccrow 10:41 PM 03-03-2019
Looks like they are doing their due diligence on all the day 2 guys at the position so I wouldn't rule it out early.
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DJ's left nut 01:00 PM 04-03-2019
Bradbury breakdown:

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/4/...couting-report

Guy's just unquestionably the best IOL prospect in this draft, IMO.

Time will tell, but this is a guy that can offer meaningful schematic change over what we can do with Reiter in both the run game and the passing game.
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O.city 03:04 PM 04-03-2019
Hate you
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The Franchise 03:09 PM 04-03-2019
I don't think he'll be there at 29.
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DJ's left nut 05:07 PM 04-03-2019
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
I don't think he'll be there at 29.
He will not be.

If he is, we're picking him. Reid will LOVE this guy.
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Megatron96 06:34 PM 04-03-2019
Originally Posted by Otter:
Isn't center basically the equivalent of vice president on offense? Not arguing with you and my 30 second Google search at where centers are taken in past drafts seems to back your theory.

I don't know a whole lot about the responsibilities of this position outside of blocking a nose tackle.
". . . the second-most important offensive player, behind the quarterback—is the man in the middle: the center.

Centers aren’t physical freaks like their brethren at tackle. Few exceed 300 pounds. The ideal middleman is athletic, with the speed to pull outside, the strength to grapple with enormous defenders, and the niftiness to throw as many as three blocks on the same play. Of course, he has to have good hands, as he snaps the ball on every play, then must quickly get his mitts on a bull-rushing 350-pounder or be squashed flat. Most important, the center needs to be brainy, with as firm a command of the playbook as the quarterback. Before each play, he must call out protections, telling each of his linemates which onrushing defender to pick up. The center is the guy who puts the skill players in position to make plays. He ensures runners have holes and that the quarterback has time to throw.

Two recent developments have made the center even more crucial to offensive success. The first is the increasingly exotic nature of NFL defenses, in which multiple blitzers often come from all angles. The second is the emergence of the ultramammoth run stuffer, a 350-pound behemoth who clogs the middle of the field.

The Indianapolis Colts present an excellent case study. Peyton Manning has taken the heat for his team’s failure to advance to a Super Bowl. But the Colts’ disappointing losses in the last couple of seasons came because of Indy’s center, Jeff Saturday. In last year’s playoff loss against Pittsburgh, Saturday was manhandled inside by Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton. In addition (or perhaps as a direct result of the pounding), Saturday was constantly confused by Pittsburgh blitzes. Remember when Manning called out his offensive line after the game, dryly noting that “we had some problems in protection”? Pin that on Saturday, the man who is primarily responsible for assigning blockers to pass rushers.

So, how can you gauge how well your team’s center is performing? The most obvious sign is how easily blitzing linebackers and defensive backs get to the quarterback. * If defenders come unabated, it’s usually not because the offensive line got beaten physically—it’s because the center has missed something. Also, quarterbacks are most successful when they step up into the pocket. If the QB has an open lane when he steps up, give the center thumbs up. When it comes to the running game, if the back is forced to bounce outside when the play is designed to go inside, the center is struggling to control the interior. Contrarily, if you hear the announcers use the phrase “running downhill” a lot, then the line is opening holes inside for the runner to hit without breaking stride. And that team’s probably winning."


Excerpt taken from this article:

https://slate.com/culture/2007/01/wh...-playoffs.html
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