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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: C Tyler Linderbaum

Big Board ranking: #12

Positional ranking: #1



Position: C

College: Iowa

Class: Junior (RS)

Age: 22



Height: 6’2 1/8”

Weight: 296 lbs.

Arm length: 31 1/8″

Hand size: 10″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A



Ideal build for an athletic center. Plus natural strength. Excellent movement ability and athleticism. Impressive speed to lead the way downfield. High awareness and intelligence. Thrived in a variety of zone blocks. Great ability to turn-and-seal defenders to create a lane. Fantastic technique as a puller. Takes an efficient path and keeps shoulders square to the line of scrimmage while on the move. Tremendous acceleration to the second level. Accurate and under control reaching linebackers. Very effective on double teams. Gets low to generate push in short-yardage situations. Decisive and accurate moving to the next block. Exceptional overall field vision. Will recognize an incoming defender and take him on. Excels at setting up screen passes by not tipping his hand. Can bury smaller defenders with a clean shot in space. Very patient as a pass protector. Keeps his hands in position to strike. Keeps a balanced base. Good ability to create a moving pocket. Desired grit for the position and easy to tell he plays with an edge. Always hustles to the action.



Can be walked back by power/length. Has been overpowered by bull rushes. Will overextend and go to the ground.


NFL comparison

Garrett Bradbury



Overall, Linderbaum is an athletic center with the demeanor of a powerful anchor that should stabilize an offensive line for at least a decade. His best fit would be in a zone scheme that allows him to be on the move and get in space.

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