Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminole scenter Bryan Stork (52) celebrates as he holds the trophy after defeating the Auburn Tigers 34-31 the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the fifth installment of a series that is meant to bring awareness to some players the Colts should be looking at in the upcoming draft.
So far, we have gone over wide receivers, inside linebackers, safeties and cornerbacks. After three straight offensive positions, it’s time to look at the offensive side of the ball – particularly center.
The Colts have been shaky at this position ever since Jeff Saturday left. In a move that caused a roar of joy from all of Indianapolis, the Colts cut Samson Satele. Satele had been the team’s center, but he wasn’t very good and he took too big of a cap hit for a player of his production. The move ensures the Colts will be searching for a new center in either free agency or the draft.
Unfortunately, the center position isn’t deep in this draft. In fact, CBS Sports has only 11 centers that are projected to be drafted. The two top centers are projected to go in the first two rounds, and it’s hard to see the Colts reaching for a center that early. That makes their pool of promising centers to draft even smaller. It would probably be easier for the team to search for a new center through free agency, but here are some players they could draft in the upcoming draft.
Disclaimer: I did not create, nor do I own the highlight videos. I simply tried to find the best video to showcase the skills of these young players. If the selected music is not to your taste, I suggest muting the video and playing some of your own music. Also, finding highlight videos of centers isn’t as easy compared to finding them for wide receivers. Some of these will be highlights from just one game, but hopefully you can get the feel for the player from the game.