Bryan Stork, C

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Vero Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 315 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

Stork was a high school tight end whose athleticism paid big dividends after making the move to the offensive line. He had 43 pancake blocks for Vero Beach High School in Florida, and chose Florida State over Maryland, Syracuse, Central Florida and Florida International.

After redshirting in 2009, he opened the next season as a key reserve and saw significant action at right guard. He missed two games due to illness, but started the final three games of the season.

Stork started 10 games as a redshirt sophomore, and saw action in 12 of 13 overall. He opened the season at left guard, and went on to record a team-high 27 knockdown blocks on the season.

As a junior in 2012, he anchored a young offensive line as the lone returner with more than one career start. He worked at tackle during spring practice, but went on to start 13 games at center.

Stork closed out his career by winning the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center while also earning First Team All-ACC honors by the league's coaches as well as the media. He started 40 career games, and helped pave the way for one of the nation's most explosive offenses in 2013.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Tenacious and technically-sound center whose awareness and reliability made him an underrated factor in Jameis Winston's Heisman campaign. Very good initial quickness, whether snapping the ball out of shotgun or the traditional exchange and turning to seal off defenders or releasing to block downfield. Shoots his hands into the chest plate of defenders and plays with his knees bent and butt down, maximizing his leverage.

Alert and active. Seeks out extra opponents to block and switches quickly to handle stunts and blitzes. The unquestioned leader of the Seminoles' offensive line. Leaves FSU with 40 career starts, including five at right guard and one at left guard. Also practiced at tackle prior to the 2012 season.

WEAKNESSES: Top-heavy with a "beach physique." Much thicker and stronger in his upper half than lower and struggles gaining movement at the point of attack as a result. Possesses just average body control when blocking on the move, too often failing to land and sustain effective downfield blocks.

COMPARES TO: Brian De La Puente, Saints: Competitiveness and savvy as a pass blocker could get Stork drafted, but like De La Puente (who played for four teams before latching on with the Saints), Stork could bounce around a bit as he gains strength before finding a true fit.

--Rob Rang (1/22/14)

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