Billy Price (G/C, Ohio State) – 87

The words that come to mind when you scout Billy Price are ‘alert’, ‘intelligent’ and ‘savvy’.  He has started 41 consecutive games at guard for Ohio State and the fact that he is almost certainly moving to center for his senior season will probably only enhance his stock.  Price has extremely quick feet, which enable him to shift fluidly into position against both 1-tech NTs and 3-tech DTs.  You can also see this athleticism when he pulls; he looks very nimble for an interior lineman when he comes round the corner.  He is an intelligent player, whose veteran experience enables him to cope comfortably with stunts and twists.  You very rarely see him being pushed back in the running game, although I would like to see him being a bit more aggressive when he gets to the second level.   He could be a very serviceable starting guard but I’m not sure if he has the raw strength to excel there; as a center, however, his combination of athleticism and intelligence could enable him to be a top five player in that position.  My instinct is that Price will end up playing center in the NFL and, if that’s the case, I can see him being a player who contends for Pro Bowl honours.

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