Dove's 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Guard/Center

The college football season is creeping closer and closer which means it is time to start ranking draft prospects.  These rankings will be subject to change throughout the season.  Each week the players will either help or hurt their draft stock impacting the position ranking.  Don't forget that someone always emerges and becomes a surprise top prospect, like Nick Fairley.

Over the past several years, interior lineman have seen a raise in their draft stock.  NFL teams are realizing the value of a dominant guard or center.  This year's class features several excellent prospects and we could see the most ever interior offensive linemen go in the 1st round.  Iowa State's Kelechi Osemele has tremendous upside and versatility as he could potentially play tackle.  If he has a good season a team might look at him early in the draft.


After the jump, check out my preseason guard/center rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft.

Rank Player College
1 Kelechi Osemele Iowa State
2 Cordy Glenn Georgia
3 Michael Brewster Ohio State
4 Ryan Miller Colorado
5 Peter Konz Wisconsin

 

Sleeper: Braxton Cave- Notre Dame, David Molk- Michigan

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.