Top 5 Centers are: Marcus Martin
2nd round Weston Richburg
2nd-3rd round Travis Swanson
3rd round Bryan Stork
4th-5th round Tyler Larsen
Personally, I'm hoping for Weston Richburg in the 3rd or 4th round
STRENGTHS: Prototypical build for an interior lineman with a powerful, square frame to handle bull rushers and good initial quickness and overall athleticism to block on the move. Good upper body strength to move the defensive tackle and has the balance and quickness to turn and seal his opponent from the action.
Often asked to pull on sweeps, screens and shows impressive quickness and change of direction for a man of his size. Intelligent. Makes all of the line calls and keeps his head on a swivel to help teammates when uncovered.
Durable. Started all 49 games of his career.
WEAKNESSES: Some questions about level of competition, though Richburg played well against top opponents when CSU faced them, including Alabama in 2013.
Effective run blocker, but isn't a mauler with dominating leg drive. He could also stand to show a little more nasty to his play. Possesses the athleticism to handle guard duties but has only started three games there in his career - the first three games of his career.
COMPARES TO: Brad Meester, Jaguars -- Durable, intelligent and a better athlete than most give him credit for, Richburg somewhat anonymously emerged as one of the country's best over his collegiate career, similar to the way Meester proved quietly dependable for the Jaguars.
Richburg's first calling card is his durability, as the Bushland, Texas native started every game over the past four years. He finished off a first-team All-Mountain West senior season, anchoring an offense that averaged 461.2 yards per game through 13 games.
He was invited to the Senior Bowl, where Richburg impressed with his ability to handle powerful bull-rushers from more prominent programs while also showing the ability to get to the second level.
Durable, intelligent and a better athlete than most give him credit for, Richburg is a Top 100 prospect who could ultimately challenge Arkansas' Travis Swanson to be the first pivot off the board if he can continue to build momentum throughout the draft process.
This post was edited on 3/26 at 4:03 pm