In most cases, offensive centers at the collegiate level are athletes who were originally recruited from the prep ranks as tackles and guards and converted upon arrival or at some time during the process.
Keep a close eye on Connecticut' Keith Gray, Alex Fletcher of Stanford, Mike Dent of West Virginia and Maryland' Edwin Williams, players with size, intelligence and playing experience. Thomas Crowley of West Texas A&M turned in some impressive performances in 2006, but was injured and subsequently red-shirted during the 2007 season. Austin Wilkerson of Rice and Virginia Tech' Ryan Shuman are two players who could rise on team boards with a solid 2008 season. Miami transfer Jonathan St-Pierre has stabilized the Illinois State Redbirds offensive front and has a chance to develop into a steady contributor at the professional level.
|D||Eisenhardt||Bill||Grand Valley State|
|D||Griffin||Jake||South Florida U|
|D||Schlueter||Blake||Texas Christian U|
|D||Crowley||Thomas||West Texas A&M|
|D||Dent||Mike||West Virginia U|