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Toth ranked as No. 2 center, No. 87 overall

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Like everyone here in Big Blue Nation, Pro Football Focus thinks very highly of former UK center Jon Toth.

The popular NFL website currently has Toth ranked as its No. 2 center in this year’s NFL draft and as the No. 87 overall prospect in the field.

Here, have an excerpt from Toth’s scouting report on PFF:

Bottom line: Toth was not challenged in Kentucky’s scheme, but he executed it well, even with a step back in his grading in 2016. He has the power and frame to be a solid run-blocker, though he may be limited to more of a downhill scheme rather than one that heavily feature outside zone. He has potential to develop into a starter. [Pro Football Focus]

Other draft websites aren’t quite as high on Toth, but most consider him to be a top-five center and a player who will certainly hear his name called no later than the fifth or sixth round.

If it were up to our own Freddie Maggard, the president of the Jon Toth Fan Club of America, Toth would go No. 1 overall with a billion dollar signing bonus.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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1 Comment for Toth ranked as No. 2 center, No. 87 overall

  1. JaminTheCoach
    5:22 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    The problem these draft boards and predictions have is that they do not take into account intangible qualities. Toth is a natural leader. Other guys fall in line behind him, not because of an intimidating voice on the line, but because he does everything right, period. His work ethic is unquestioned. Teammates just seem to have a natural desire to follow this guy. You can’t put a grade for that on paper, and it sure won’t show up in any column on a stat sheet. But for any team owner, having a guy like that on the field in the middle of your o-line is just as, if not more important than, having a QB that does that same for the skill players.