2021 NFL Draft- Centers
Drew Dalman, SR, Stanford
Dalman is a rising player. He's a two-year starter at a program known for producing offensive lineman and the son of a former NFL lineman. He also has position flexibility, spending time at both guard and center while at Stanford. If he had a full season, we may be talking about him as a Day 2 prospect (rounds 2 & 3). Instead, he will be a promising early Day 3 pick.
Creed Humphrey, SR, Oklahoma
Humphrey was once considered the top center in this class and may still own that designation. He's a large, athletic, and tough player-- very much desired on an offensive line. He's also a three-year starter, two-time All-American, and has NOT given up a sack in two years. Now, Oklahoma goes quickly on offense and can tire out defenses, but those numbers are especially good given the number of passes the Sooners throw. Look for Humphrey late in Round 1 and no later than Round 2.
Landon Dickerson, SR, Alabama
Dickerson has been climbing up boards since his gutsy efforts at Alabama. Not only did he hold his own against an increased competition level, but he (by all accounts) became a key leader and beloved member of the team. He wasn't able to play in the College Football Playoff due to a torn ACL, which will unfortunately be a factor, but he definitely has an NFL future and is challenging for the top center spot.
Drake Jackson, SR, Kentucky
Incredibly underrated player, as many recent Kentucky products have been. Jackson is a rare four-year starter and two-time first team All-SEC selection. He was a key part of the recent turnaround and helped lead the Wildcats to a record-setting rushing season in 2019. If pressed, I'd say he's a better run blocker at this point, but he also excels as a pass blocker--only giving up one sack during his junior season. Look for Jackson on Day 2.
Josh Myers, JR, Ohio State
Two years as a started and blocked for the Buckeyes' only single-season 2,000 yard rusher (JK Dobbins). Myers has shown good technique and may be one of the best communicators along the line of scrimmage in this class. He doesn't have the best vision for a lineman and may struggle to adjust early. I'd say he's an early Day 3 player who can develop into a contributor.
Jimmy Morrissey, SR, Pittsburgh
I think I'm higher on Morrissey than most. Lately, I've been seeing him projected around the 5th round. He's a former walk-on, so you know he has a strong work ethic and can develop into a player. He's also a three-time All-ACC player. I see a really scrappy player who doesn't get bullied and would not be surprised to see him picked in round 3. There may be some concerns about his versatility, but I see a quality player who would be driven to become as good as possible.
Trey Hill, JR, Georgia
Hill shouldn't last past the third round. He started at center for the Bulldogs for two seasons and played guard before that. He moves well for such a big guy and seems to have a good understanding of the game. I haven't been able to see a ton of him, but I've been impressed with what I've seen.