Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum cracks top 10 of NFL Draft prospect list
Tyler Linderbaum is considered one of the best centers in the country — and it’s why his NFL Draft stock is rising.
The Iowa center was picked as Pro Football Focus’ No. 9 draft prospect in its top 100 list Friday afternoon. He’s one of two B1G players in the top 10 behind Michigan linebacker Aidan Hutchinson, who was picked as the No. 5 prospect on the same list.
Last year, Linderbaum was voted as PFF’s top center, but is a close second this season. He was a first team All-B1G selection and a PFF first team All-American as a sophomore in 2020. The junior would be a good pickup for an NFL team needing center help, and his blocking ability is impressive.
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He’s sure to get plenty more NFL looks given Iowa’s success this season. The Hawkeyes are No. 5 in the AP Top 25 and have already sparked conversation about a CFP appearance. They have one final non-conference tuneup coming up against Colorado State in Week 4.