2014 NFL Draft: Center Prospects You Should Know

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James Stone – 6’3 – 302lbs – Tennessee

James Stone was Tyler Bray’s center for Bray’s entire career. Earning his starting spot as a freshman in 2010, he started five games at center and three at left guard. Stone is hands down one of the quickest interior lineman in this draft. He may not be the fastest running straight ahead but foot speed and muscle twitch quickness, he’s among the best. When reading about Stone, I learned an interesting fact which is something I’ve never heard before. Apparently, Stone is naturally left-handed and snaps the ball with said hand when in the shotgun formation but switches to his right hand when the quarterback is under center. I don’t know if this is something that could potentially draw defensive players off sides, but I don’t think it would hurt. He was named third team All-SEC by coaches and is projected to be drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round.