Scouting 101: Center Rankings

Our pre-season look at every player in the NFL continues with the center rankings. Every NFL center has been ranked and graded. This will wrap up all offensive rankings. Defensive players will soon follow, as will team-by-team scouting.

 

* Please note that the grades given are our own. Each player is ranked in order of who we would want as our starting center for the 2008 NFL Season only. We have taken in to account age, production and potential in grading the players below. Only drafted rookies are listed. **

Name- ‘08 Team- Grade
1 Koppen Dan New England 9
2 Hardwick Nick San Diego 9
3 Kreutz Olin Chicago Bears 8
4 Gurode Andre Dallas Cowboys 8
5 Birk Matt Minnesota Vikings 8
6 Mangold Nick New York Jets 8
7 Saturday Jeff Indianapolis Colts 7
8 Meester Brad Jacksonville Jaguars 7
9 Mawae Kevin Tennessee Titans 7
10 Faine Jeff Tampa Bay Buccanneers 7
11 Hartwig Justin Pittsburgh Steelers 7
12 Incognito Richie St. Louis Rams 7
13 Ghiaciuc Eric Cincinnati Bengals 6
14 Fraley Hank Cleveland Browns 6
15 O’Hara Shaun New York Giants 6
16 Spencer Chris Seattle Seahawks 6
17 Jackson Jamaal Philadelphia Eagles 6
18 Johnson Al Arizona Cardinals 6
19 Kalil Ryan Carolina Panthers 6
21 Fowler Melvin Buffalo Bills 6
22 Wells Scott Green Bay Packers 6
23 Bentley LeCharles Free Agent 6
24 Rabach Casey Washington Redskins 6
25 Raiola Dominic Detroit Lions 6
26 Mahan Sean Pittsburgh Steelers 6 (OG as well)
27 Wiegmann Casey Denver Broncos 6
28 Flynn Mike Free Agent 6
29 Flanagan Mike Free Agent 6
30 Romberg Brett St. Louis Rams 6
31 Satele Samson Miami Dolphins 5
32 Grove Jake Oakland Raiders 5
33 Heitmann Eric San Francisco 49ers 5
34 Wade John Oakland Raiders 5
36 Myers Chris Houston Texans 5
37 Stepanovich Alex Atlanta Falcons 5
38 Mruczkowski Scott San Diego Chargers 5 (OG as well)
39 Okobi Chukky Houston Texans 5
40 Newberry Jeremy San Diego Chargers 5
41 McCollum Andy St. Louis Rams 5
42 Justice Steve Indianapolis Colts 5
43 Niswanger Rudy Kansas City Chiefs 4
44 Cole Nick Philadelphia Eagles 4
45 Wilkerson Ben Atlanta Falcons 4
46 Raiola Donovan St. Louis Rams 4
47 Mormino Drew Free Agent 4
48 Amano Eugene Tennessee Titans 4
50 McClure Todd Atlanta Falcons 4
51 Leckey Nick St. Louis Rams 4
52 Wallace Cody San Francisco 49ers 4
53 Eslinger Greg Houston Texans 3
53 Mruczkowski Gene New England Patriots 3
54 Ross Patrick Free Agent 3
55 Norman Dennis Jacksonville Jaguars 3
56 Mozes Dan Free Agent 3
57 Harris Leroy Tennessee Titans 3
58 Lucas Enoka Tennessee Titans 3
59 Martin Jimmy New England Patriots 3
60 Withrow Cory San Diego Chargers 3
61 Turner Robert New York Jets 3
62 Lichtensteiger Kory Denver Broncos 3
63 Sullivan Jonathan Minnesota Vikings 3
64 Richard Jamey Indianapolis Colts 3
63 Datish Doug Atlanta Falcons 2
64 Fry Dustin St. Louis Rams 2
65 Philip Marvin Cleveland Browns 2
66 White Chris Houston Texans 2
67 Jackson Scott Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2
68 Morris Chris Oakland Raiders 2
69 Cook Kyle Cincinnati Bengals 1
70 Fenton Mark Denver Broncos 1
71 Boone Jesse Oakland Raiders 1
72 Jones Nick Seattle Seahawks 1
73 Katnik Norm Denver Broncos 1

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