The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price on a pre-draft visit, according to Mike Kaye of First Coast News.
The #Jaguars are hosting Ohio State lineman Billy Price on a visit today, per source.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) April 4, 2018
A two-time All-American, Price is projected as a first-round pick and the best center in the draft. He suffered an “incomplete pec tear” while doing the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine but it won’t cause teams to slide him down their draft boards — he’s going in the middle or end of the first round.
Our friends at Cincy Jungle put together a piece about Price, diving into some film and charting some games from last year.
The first word that came to mind with Price was scrappy. I didn’t want it to be, but that’s what happened. Racial stereotypes prevail. Even Price has said the best way to describe his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio is “gritty”.
Price is a fighter and quite honestly reminds me of Russell Bodine (in the best way possible) but unfortunately also shares a weakness with Bodine; less than ideal length.
Price was originally a defensive tackle and transitioned to guard when he got to Ohio State, so it makes sense why the team is checking him out. I’d be shocked if he lasted all the way to No. 29 overall and the Jaguars got him. There are too many needs above a center going back to right guard for Price to come here.
Check out the full article from Cincy Jungle here.