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Patriots 2011 Draft Report: OG, C Rankings


The long-awaited NFL Draft is finally on the horizon. But before then, let’s take a further look at our positional rankings. Up next, the offensive guard and center rankings.

One thing to note is our “Patriots Interest Scale.” Using our best judgment we have placed a ranking, 0-10, on whether or not the Patriots appear to have interest in the prospect.

  • 0 = the lowest level of interest.
  • 10 = the highest level of interest.

Offensive Guard Rankings

Ranking Name College Height Weight Patriots Interest
1. Mike Pouncey Florida 6-5 303 7
2. Danny Watkins Baylor 6-3 310 3
3. Clint Boling Georgia 6-4 308 2
4. John Moffitt Wisconsin 6-4 319 1
5. Rodney Hudson Florida State 6-2 299 1
6. Andrew Jackson Fresno State 6-5 299 1
7. David Arkin Missouri State 6-4 300 1
8. Marcus Cannon TCU 6-5 358 1
9. Maurice Hunt Florida 6-2 318 3
10. Will Rackley Lehigh 6-3 390 1

Center Rankings

Ranking Name College Height Weight Patriots Interest
1. Stefen Wisniewski Penn State 6-3 313 1
2. Kristofer O’Dowd USC 6-4 304 1
3. Jake Kirkpatrick TCU 6-1 300 0
4. Tim Barnes Missouri 6-3 300 0
5. Brandon Fusco Slippery Rock 6-4 306 0

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Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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