Billy Price Draft Profile

Billy Price draft profile

Strengths:

  • Strength
  • Explosive for size
  • Plays with excellent snap to punch quickness
  • Generates push against bigger players
  • Core strength and contact balance is a plus
  • Keeps hands inside the frame in pass pro
  • Pass sets with wide base and strong anchor
  • Has a mean streak
  • Starting experience as both center and guard
  • Considered highly intelligent by scouting community
  • Operational in space or in tight areas

Analysis: Billy Price plays with tremendous explosiveness, strength and, almost excessive initial charge. Price’s power and leverage give him a huge advantage over most centers in this draft. He should be able to come into the league and deal with NFL power right away. He can generate push against stronger players due to Price winning leverage battle at the snap. He has experience starting at both guard and center for the Buckeyes. When Price steps on the football field, he becomes a ferocious beast looking to inflict pain on anyone that comes in his way—his mean streak can frighten grown men. He understands the game of football and is looked at as a highly intelligent lineman who can set up the blocking scheme for the entire line pre-snap. Solid technique in pass protection.

Weaknesses:

  • Lunges out to find shade defenders causing him to over-set and lose balance
  • Has had consistent tape where impatience gets him in trouble
  • Lack of length makes it tough for him to sustain blocks
  • Needs to improve footwork to go with his brute force
  • Can be a challenging personality to deal with according to scouts
  • Could be more static on second level climb so backs can set up his blocks

Analysis: As we mentioned above, there is a lot to like in Billy Price’s game–his strength, explosiveness and high football IQ–However, his impatience as a blocker and tendency to charge in head-first will be used against him by savvy NFL opponents if he doesn’t get it cleaned up. Price should be a good, early starter. He lacks the ideal length you look for in an offensive lineman and that will hurt him when he tries to sustain his blocks at the next level. Always looking to make the first punch or hit, Price lunges too often on tape and that will hurt him in the pros. He will need to get with his position coach to clean that area up. There has been some whispering that Price, while highly intelligent, is difficult to handle at times within the locker room and on the practice field.

Size: 6’4 312lbs

Draft Grade: Day 2 grade

NFL Comparison: Jason Kelce

Draft Projection: Round 2

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