Ohio State could have another first-rounder.
Ohio State has been churning out NFL prospects the past few seasons, and in 2018, it looks like the Buckeyes are going to be putting a number of players in the league yet again. One NFL Draft analyst - Bleacher Report's Matt Miller - thinks very highly of Ohio State center Billy Price.
Miller tweeted that Thursday morning, he attempted to watch some of Michigan's defensive linemen on film. He must have been watching The Game - because he appears to have gotten distracted by how good Price looks on tape.
Miller says that he's giving Price a first-round grade. Price won the Rimington Trophy this past season. It's awarded to the best center in college football.
Miller isn't the only analyst high on Price heading into the draft. Earlier in the week, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah said that Price is one of the best center prospects he's seen "in the last decade."
That's high praise. Here's what he had to say:
I recently studied Buckeyes senior Billy Price and he's one of the best center prospects I've seen in the past decade. He has tremendous upper body torque, quick feet and outstanding awareness. Elflein has enjoyed an outstanding rookie campaign with the Vikings, and I think Price is a superior player on college tape. I gave Price the same grade I gave Mangold when he entered the league, and Mangold ended up being a first-round selection.
Here's Miller's tweet. It'll make Ohio State fans smile, at a minimum.
Price will still have to go through the NFL Combine and interviews with teams. But it's starting to look like he's going to hear his name called very early this April.