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NFL Draft Preview: Interior OL

A look at this year's guards and centers.

A gallery of the top 25 interior offensive line prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft, as ranked by

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Leading the pack: While some consider Iowa's Brandon Scherff an interior offensive lineman, he played tackle for his final two seasons at Iowa - so we'll list him there for now. Florida State's Cameron Erving, Duke's Laken Tomlinson and South Carolina's A.J. Cann are expected to be the first true interior offensive linemen off the board and will likely be selected in the second round. Erving played center in college while Tomlinson and Cann were guards.The second tier: Hobart's Ali Marpet is an intriguing prospect. He played Division III football at Hobart, but was one of the most impressive offensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Although his tape may be more difficult to judge than players who compete against top-tier talent every week, believes he will be a second or third-round pick. "Has the body type and movement of a zone-scheme center with guard potential," they wrote in their scouting report. "Technically sound and has athleticism to become an NFL starter, but must prove he can handle the substantial jump in power and speed he will see. Looked strong enough at the Senior Bowl, but he could be a year away from being ready. Ascending prospect with a chance to be one of the steals from this year's group of interior blockers."


Mid-round picks:** Keep an eye on Louisville's John Miller, who suggests could still be around in the fouth round. "Miller isn't the most nimble athlete at the guard position and he will be limited by scheme fit," they wrote in their scouting report, "but the pure power in his upper body and his hands have scouts excited and there is a belief that he will be better as a pro than he was in college." Miller (6-2, 315) has been a starter at Louisville since his freshman season. Also look out for Alabama's Arie Kouandjio and Missouri's Mitch Morse.Sleepers:

Miami's Jon Feliciano is an experienced, three-year starter who played both guard and tackle during his college career. At 6-4, 322 pounds, he has the size to play both, if needed, in the NFL, though his primary position is guard. Teams might be able to sign him after the draft. Also keep an eye on Mississippi State's Ben Beckwith and TCU's Tayo Fabuluje.> READ: OFFENSIVE TACKLE PREVIEW

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