Starting Center: Nick Harris | Washington
Backup: Tyler Biadasz | Wisconsin
Not only does Washington’s Nick Harris have a ton of starting reps (42) on his college resume, but he also has the advantage of being one of the most versatile offensive linemen over the last four years. Harris started 25 games at center but also has 15 games on his resume at starting right guard, and two as the starting left guard.
When you evaluate a draft prospect, the more hats they can wear the higher you can grade them if they don’t necessarily dominate in any one particular area. For Harris that is huge because some prospects can workout at different positions or “project” to different positions, but very few have NCAA film of themselves proving their versatility.
Finally, the Wisconsin product Tyler Biadasz. Biadasz is leaving Wisconsin as a junior, but was a three-year starter for the Badgers and accrued 41 total starts without missing a game.
While health concerns cast a cloud over his draft projection, the fact is that Biadasz has shown that if he can play, he will play. That alone should get him drafted quickly on Day 3 and if a team has a need at iOL and if he has been medically cleared it wouldn’t completely shock me to slip inside the top-100 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft.