Saturday, May 31, 2008

Looking Back at Class of 2003...Centers

Full Schedule by Position

Four Star Centers

1. Jordy Lipsey, Virginia - Lipsey was the Cavaliers starting center in 2006 and 2007 but was not picked up by any NFL team following the 2007 NFL Draft. His bio from UVA doesn't indicate that he won any conference or national awards.

2. Jerry Sevin, LSU - Jerry Sevin shows up on LSU's roster his freshman year...but there is no record of him playing for the Tigers...or anyone else beyond the 2003 season.

3. John Sullivan, Notre Dame - John Sullivan logged 40+ starts at center for the Fighting Irish and was named to multiple All-American lists his senior season. He struggled snapping from the shotgun his senior season and saw his draft stock take a nose dive as a result. However, the Minnesota Vikings picked him up in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL Draft as a potential successor to aging veteran Matt Birk.

Other Center of Note

6. Ryan Kalil, USC - Kalil was a very good center for the Men of Troy and started from 2004-2006. He turned in standout performances at the 2007 Senior Bowl and NFL Combine which lead to the Carolina Panthers drafting him in the 2nd Round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was the 1st center taken in the draft that year. I'm not sure what role Will Ferrell played in preparing Kalil for the draft...but there could be something behind his involvement with USC football. The NCAA should look into this...

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