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Top 5 offensive linemen in college football for 2019

These last two years Biadasz has started all 27 games right in the middle of that Badger O-line
These last two years Biadasz has started all 27 games right in the middle of that Badger O-line
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Modified 27 Aug 2019
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With the rest of the offense all ranked, we finish up that side of the ball by looking at the "big uglies" upfront. Overall I would say that the nation is loaded with really high-upside tackles, while the guard class is rather weak and the centers are spearheaded by two excellent players, including my top guy on the O-line altogether.

Once again, I evaluate these players as college athletes instead of solely judging them as NFL prospects and used last year's tape to put my list together. So this is how my top five looks like.


#1 Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin

The 6’3”, 320-pound center returns to Madison as a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection
The 6’3”, 320-pound center returns to Madison as a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection

Ever since I first watched the 2017 Wisconsin tape and saw this kid play center, I knew he would be great. These last two years Biadasz has started all 27 games right in the middle of that Badger O-line.

During that stretch running back Jonathan Taylor has set the freshman rushing record and even improved on his numbers in year two, earning him the Doak Walker Award for almost his 2194 yards on the ground.

The 6’3”, 320-pound center returns to Madison as a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection and the most highly graded offensive linemen returning to the conference in 2019 according to Pro Football Focus.

To me, the mobile center is at his best running those inside/outside zone schemes, where he can attack and control or reach D-linemen, but I have also seen him drive 320-pounders backwards by five yards on simple dive plays. In pass pro, Biadasz likes to use an initial stab against nose tackles and 1-techs to take away that initial burst and then settles in with patient feet. I expect Wisconsin to field one of the most feared rushing attacks once again and Biadasz to be the first center drafted in 2020.

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Published 27 Aug 2019
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