Scouting Report: Ben Nowland

Ben Nowland has been a steady center for the Auburn Tigers, one of the SEC's most consistent programs. Early in his career he helped out at guard. How does he project to the next level. *Photo Courtesy of Getty Images*

Full Name:  Ben Nowland  School:  Auburn

Ht:  6-2.5  Wt:  300  40:  5.21

Year  5Sr  Number:  55

Stats/ Bio:  

2001:  Started 11 games at center and named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.  Named to the Dave Rimington Award Watch List for the nation's top center.

2000: Started 10 games and played in 12 games at center.

1999: Served as a backup at center, playing on special teams in all 11 games.

Scouting Report:

The Good:  Hard working lineman with limited potential for the next level.  Quick off the snap and immediately sets up in pass protection, fights with his hands and for the most part keeps his pads low to the ground.  Displays some ability to anchor at the point and does not give up ground.  Looks to help out line-mates and quarterbacks the line.  

The Bad: Not nifty or nimble and has difficulty blocking in space.  Not a natural knee bender, plays tall and lacks the dominant base, which makes the situation even worse.  

The Skinny:  Could find his way onto a practice squad.

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