NFL Draft Profiles: Interior Offensive Linemen Kansas City May Consider

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Nov 30, 2013; Logan, UT, USA; Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Brett Smith (16) tries to get past Utah State Aggies center Tyler Larsen (58) during the first quarter at Romney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports


HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 313 COLLEGE: Utah State

10 YARD SPLIT: n/a BENCH: 36 BROAD: 8’6″

Another center who could potential transition to guard if needed. A four-year starter for Utah State, Larsen is considered  a developmental pick by some as center. A move to guard may take away the developmental tag.

There is also this interesting note from Walter Football:

"He tied for the team lead with an 86 percent overall grade in 2012. Utah State actually evaluated him as carrying out the correct assignment on 97 percent of his snaps with four games at 100 percent."

Most reports consider Larsen to be consistent in both the passing and running game. And as the picture above would suggest, he has experience as a defensive tackle as well.

Here’s Rang on the breakdown of Larsen.

"Tall, barrel-chested center with surprising mobility. Good initial quickness off the ball. Can turn and seal off defenders in the running game, creating effective lanes. Gets a quick punch on his opponent and slides well laterally to contain in pass protection. Good lateral agility and surprising straight-line speed to block at the second level, showing above average change of direction to adjust to moving targets. Also an effective short-yardage run blocker due to good leg drive and determination. Reliable in the shotgun and traditional snapping."

Larsen is pegged as a sixth or seventh round pick.