Daily Five: Offensive Guards & Centers Rankings Going Into The 2018 NFL Combine

Daily Five: Offensive Guards & Centers Rankings Going Into The 2018 NFL Combine

2018 NFL Draft

Daily Five: Offensive Guards & Centers Rankings Going Into The 2018 NFL Combine

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2. OG Will Hernandez, UTEP

Why Will Hernandez Is Here On The List: The 6-2 height is a problem, the short arms are a problem, and even playing at UTEP – to some – is a problem.

Throw all that away – he might just be the biggest badass blocker in the draft.

Good luck getting any leverage on him, with his short, stocky build perfect for getting the right position on his man and blowing him away. There’s no taking a moment off with him – he’s going to finish his block whether you like it or not.

Quick off the ball, he gets into his man in a hurry and becomes a bulldozer to deal with. He might not always be quite quick enough to be a top-shelf interior pass protector, but he’ll win his battles on want-to.

What The NFL Types Want To See: How much will his lack of length bother some teams? There’s going to be some scout that will put a top 15 overall grade on him, except for the height. If he looks quick and easy through the short drills, he’ll improve his stock by five spots.

Bottom Line: Draft him. Don’t think, just take him. Don’t go looking for flaws, don’t try to get bothered by some of the things that he isn’t, and somewhere in the late first round, call in the selection and be happy. Someone will take Quenton Nelson extremely early, and someone else will get the better value by getting Hernandez.

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