5 OL the NY Giants should monitor prior to the 2023 NFL Draft
2. Ohio State C Luke Wypler
There may not be a more tantalizing center prospect in this year’s draft class than Luke Wypler. While John Michael-Schmitz certainly has a case to be the best player at the position, Wypler’s age and upside could give him the edge. Wypler is a 6-3, 300-pound center who is just 21 years old, making for tons of room to grow as a player and prospect.
In 449 pass-blocking snaps last season, Wypler allowed just seven QB hurries and one sack, being one of the better offensive lineman in terms of pass protection in this year’s draft class. The only real problem with Wypler’s game that could have a chance of hindering his progress is his strength.
While he certainly isn’t weak, Wypler could stand to add some muscle to his frame – he could struggle going against bigger nose tackles early on in his career. Outside of this, Wypler is an incredible prospect to watch.
Whether it be his footwork, hand placement, speed, or just overall blocking prowess, Wypler is a ton of fun to watch and his film shows how high his potential is to be great in the NFL. He may not have the super high floor of Avila, but Wypler certainly has the higher ceiling and could be one of the biggest steals of the entire draft in the second or third round.