Saturday, August 18, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
JASON KELCE: Cincinnati, 6025 280 4.93. Three-year starter. Started at offensive left guard for two years and was moved to center in 2010. An athletic but undersized center who lacks anchor strength versus a big nose tackle. A zone blocking center. Good footwork. A knee bender who plays with leverage. Plays with good base and balance. Works to finish his block. Good body control. Quick to redirect. Quick hands to get inside the frame of a defensive lineman. Light feet with the ability to recover, react quickly, and pick up blitz. Good ability to stay balanced, change direction, and adjust ability to control body. Good downfield effort to make a second block. Has lateral agility quickness to cut off slant moves and mirror pass rusher. Runs his feet on contact. A creative team that runs the ball may use him at fullback. A scrappy and feisty center who may buck the trend, but there are no interior linemen that have made a team weighing 280 pounds in the modern era. OSR:6/49. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/2, BP-DNP, 10-1.74).