2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Center

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 23: David Williams
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 23: David Williams /

The 2018 NFL Draft features a strong group of center prospects who are ready to step in and be immediate contributors.

Any team that is in need of a new starting center should feel great about how the 2018 NFL Draft has developed. There are likely 3 prospects ready to start as rookies and more who could quickly join them.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear those 3 prospects names called in the 1st round of the draft. One of those prospects, Billy Price, actually shows up in my guard rankings.

Below is my updated 2018 NFL Draft Center Rankings:

1. James Daniels, Iowa

Big Board Rank: No. 22

Daniels is an experienced prospect who comes with a ton of range. His length and natural movement skills are what make him so special. There isn’t a scheme or offensive approach that Daniels won’t fit.

2. Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

Big Board Rank: No. 53

Ragnow is a physical force who can overpower his opponent and generate a push. However, he also has solid athleticism to get out on the move. This is someone who can set the tone for the rest of the offensive line.

3. Mason Cole, Michigan

Big Board Rank: No. 76

Cole’s versatility is the key to his overall draft stock. He has experience playing center, left tackle and guard. Center is his best fit at the next level where he could earn immediate snaps as a starter.

4. Coleman Shelton, Washington

Big Board Rank: No. 154

Shelton is a good athlete who needs to get stronger. However, he has plenty of upside as he develops.

5. Will Clapp, LSU

Big Board Rank: No. 161

6. Scott Quessenberry, UCLA

Big Board Rank: No. 176

7. Bradley Bozeman, Alabama

Big Board Rank: No. 180