Iowa is known for its big nasties up front, and they have multiple draft picks throughout the last decade to prove it.

The Hawkeyes’ center this season has been one of the best players in the B1G. Tyler Linderbaum is being talked about extensively for the 2022 NFL Draft.

According to many draft sites, he is a consensus first-round pick, and we should see the man from the black and gold be on center stage in Las Vegas this April.

According to PFF College, the Iowa C has earned a 94.1 grade; Linderbaum is the highest graded center through 10 weeks since 2014.

Iowa is 7-2 on the season and 4-2 in B1G play, a big part because of the play of Linderbaum.

The Hawkeyes have No. 2o Minnesota, Illinois and Nebraska left on their schedule this season. Iowa has a chance to get to 10 wins at the end of the year.

As the weather turns colder and the nights get longer with only a few games left, the center has got a key role at Iowa; securing double-digit wins this season will rely on Linderbaum and the big nasties in the trenches.