NFL Draft: 11 risers from the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl

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Juice Scruggs, C, Penn State (6-3, 308)

The best part of practice during All-Star games is when the offensive and defensive line go one-on-one, nothing like watching the hog mollies smash. Nobody looked better in the trenches in Vegas than Penn State center Juice Scruggs.

From the hop, Scruggs stood out with his impressive balance and anchor in pass protection. He frequently handled powerful defensive tackles with ease by playing with a strong base and when he faced speed he was able to corral it with his lateral quickness and footwork.

Working in the team portion of practice, Scruggs’ movement skills translated to the run game where he looked comfortable working in space and climbing to the second level. He also consistently created push by playing with good leverage and strong hand placement.

Hands down the best offensive lineman of the week, Scruggs did wonders for his stock in a weak center class. He could be the first center selected on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft.