NFL Draft Preview: Jacob Ohnesorge

posted by Jimmie Kaska - 

Waunakee native and South Dakota State center Jacob Ohnesorge put together a terrific career during his time at South Dakota State.

Ohnesorge started 53 games in college, and won the FCS's Rimington Award for top center at the FCS level for his efforts in helping South Dakota State to the national semifinals. He was also a three-year captain for the Jackrabbits.

The knock on him is the lack of prototypical size, so a conversion to long snapper could be the key to an NFL career.

NFL.com Draft Overview:

The bottom line is that Ohnesorge is just much smaller than what NFL teams are looking for at the center position. He's clearly shorter than his listed height of 6-foot-3 and he doesn't appear to have the frame to carry the desired level of NFL mass. With that said, he is very technically sound and extremely consistent in everything his team asks him to do. If he doesn't make it in the NFL, it will have much more to do with his size than his ability. Projection: Undrafted/Free Agent

Photo: Getty Images [Note: Ohnesorge not pictured above; you can view photos of him in action by visiting his bio on the South Dakota State team page here]

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