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Corey Linsley, C

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Youngstown , OH
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 296 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.03--36 27---

Player Overview

Linsley isn't easy to move off the ball, which isn't surprising considering he was also a shot-putter for his high school in Youngstown, Ohio, where he also played basketball.

One of the strongest players on the Buckeyes, Linsley benches over 500 pounds and is extremely durable, starting 26 consecutive games over the past two seasons.

He isn't an exceptional athlete, but Linsley is an experienced pivot who boast strength and good quickness and awareness to be an effective blocker into the second level.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good foot quickness with natural athletic traits to work well on the move. Stays light in pass protection to slide back and forth with a quick recovery step.

Mobile and does a nice job at the second level with an accurate sense of his surroundings. Always keeps his head on a swivel after the snap with good awareness to pick up blitzers and slide with extra rushers.

Good core strength to hold his ground, not an easy guy to move from his spot - absorbs contact well and uses his hands well to combat rushers. Good initial movement at the point of attack with quick limbs and momentum to surge into defenders. Quick hips and base to gain correct body positioning, keeping his butt low and knees bent to play with leverage.

Good tenacity through the whistle and looks to eliminate his target. Veteran presence with versatile experience at guard and tackle. Tough and durable, playing through pain - started every game the past two seasons (26 straight starts) for one of the top offenses in the country.

WEAKNESSES: Average size and length with little growth potential. Too patient at times and is susceptible to explosive inside rushers. Doesn't always play urgent and will be surprised at times at the snap.

Lacks natural explosion and needs to improve his set-up quickness. Strong, but won't overpower defenders and needs to better control blocks once engaged.


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05/12/2014 - JC Tretter was thought to have the inside track for the job, but offensive line coach James Campen indicated Saturday that the team's fourth starting center in as many years is to be determined the next few months. "Well, it's going to be interesting," said Campen, after Green Bay selected Ohio State center Corey Linsley in the fifth round (No. 161 overall). Linsley, along with Tretter and Garth Gerhart, will vie for the opening on the offensive line created when 2013 starter Evan Dietrich-Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.

Tretter, a second-year player taken in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, didn't play as a rookie after he sustained a broken leg in last spring's organized team activities. Gerhart, a first-year player, spent most of last season on Green Bay's practice squad. "It's going to be very competitive," Campen said of the battle to replace Dietrich-Smith. "They all know that in the (position) room. ... Corey, he's excited for the opportunity as well. "Those things will be something that'll be a weekly thing, I'm sure, going forward. I have great confidence in all three of those young men." Campen noted an early connection between Aaron Rodgers and Tretter the first few weeks of the team's offseason program. "You look at the short time that Aaron and JC have been together now, and they're flowing very well," Campen said. - The Sports Xchange



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