Auburn offensive lineman Ben Grubbs talked about the different positions he’s played – TE and DT in college (redshirt). TE helped with his agility and being on the D-line now helps him anticipate what he’s up against.
This past year, he was the leader of the line as Auburn’s line got younger. Three-year starter on the line, and he’s been helping his teammates out with line calls and such. Getting everyone acclimated.
Still very close to Marcus McNeill – talks to him frequently. McNeill has told hom to “keep it on the field” – stay focused at all times. McNeill’s gives him confidence. Obviously, he’s love playing next to McNeill again if the Chargers lose Kris Dielman to free agency and he was drafted there.
He had practiced at center last year, but isn’t experienced enough to do anything but practice at a consistent level at this time.
He’s not too worried about being a first-rounder – he knows that not many guards go in the first round.
He played basketball (center) all four years in high school, which helped him in staying low and staying agile with his feet.
He got his degree in Public Administration last spring – been watching more film and more weight room. Requirement was two classes last year. Getting the degree early took a lot of stress off him.
He feels he’s improved the short shuttle and 40 time especially. Looking forward to the tests.
Favorite part of playing guard is pulling out and “picking on the little guys”.