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Battle For Center Will Be A Hot One
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MaroonBells said
No matter which way you look at it, that there is competition for this spot, is a very very good thing. An even better thing would be Easton—a center only—winning that battle. That has a chance to improve the Vikings line in two spots. 

I don’t agree that RG is Berger’s no matter what. Remember that Elflein played much better at right guard at OSU than at center. If Easton runs away with center, I could see Elflein getting some 1st team TC snaps at right guard and competing with Berger there.   

Where did you read that italicized sentence?  Interesting that Elflein won the Rimington award for best college center in 2016.  He must have been all world as a guard!

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MaroonBells said
No matter which way you look at it, that there is competition for this spot, is a very very good thing. An even better thing would be Easton—a center only—winning that battle. That has a chance to improve the Vikings line in two spots. 

I don’t agree that RG is Berger’s no matter what. Remember that Elflein played much better at right guard at OSU than at center. If Easton runs away with center, I could see Elflein getting some 1st team TC snaps at right guard and competing with Berger there.   

That is good to hear and what I want to happen

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IDVikingfan said

Where did you read that italicized sentence?  Interesting that Elflein won the Rimington award for best college center in 2016.  He must have been all world as a guard!  

Read any of his scouting reports. Here’s one. 

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MaroonBells said

Read any of his scouting reports. Here’s one.   

Thanks, I hadn’t read the pre-draft stuff.  If this report is true, he is not gonna really help us in the middle at center or guard with his poor pass blocking skills.  Hopefully, he improves.  

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Thanks, I hadn’t read the pre-draft stuff.  If this report is true, he is not gonna really help us in the middle at center or guard with his poor pass blocking skills.  Hopefully, he improves.    

To be clear, I’m not worried about Elflein at either position. He’s such a balanced and instinctive player, he’ll do well wherever they put him. But it’s precisely because I’m not worried about Elflein that I want Easton to win the center battle. 

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MaroonBells said

To be clear, I’m not worried about Elflein at either position. He’s such a balanced and instinctive player, he’ll do well wherever they put him. But it’s precisely because I’m not worried about Elflein that I want Easton to win the center battle.   

Makes sense and I do hope it works out with Easton at Center and Elflein at guard.  Time will tell!  

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