Billy Price, Ohio State: 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report

MADISON, WI - OCTOBER 15: J.T. Barrett
MADISON, WI - OCTOBER 15: J.T. Barrett /

Ohio State’s Billy Price is a barrel-chested offensive guard prospect who is a solid player and should have a long NFL career.

Billy Price is an experienced offensive guard prospect who has played in plenty of high-pressure games. He features a thick frame and strong lower half. Price plays with an edge always working to the whistle. His combination of a non-stop motor and savvy makes him a reliable player.

In pass protection, he keeps a wide base and anchors after contact. His strong lower half helps him keep pressure out of the quarterback’s face. Price is also very aware of his surroundings and knows when to work of one block and onto another.

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He routinely fights to gain inside hands which helps him remained engaged to the defender. Overall, he’s someone who can be counted on in pass protection.

His skills as a run blocker are tied to his snap awareness, toughness and use of angles. Price typically gets a quick jump off the snap which helps him get into the defenders frame. He works to gain proper position which helps him seal the defender from the play.

Price has enough raw power to generate a small push off the line of scrimmage, but shouldn’t be seen as a true road-grader.

He lacks elite size and explosiveness that is typically associated with those type of offensive lineman. His overall lack of length is a concern. Price has shorter arms which will make it more difficult for him to gain inside hands at the next level.

This means he will need to remain focused on doing the little things to overcome his lack of measurables. Price also doesn’t flash elite athleticism, but can do some trap blocks from time to time.

Overall, this is a solid prospect who may not wow many evaluators but gets the job done. Price should hold a starting job at the next level for a long time.