Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Austin Stephens

Center
School: Utah State | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 310 | 40: 5.32 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
2.92
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Junior college transfer who redshirted in 2013 before starting his final three seasons at center, making 39 consecutive starts. Named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West all three years.
Pos: 
Tough, resilient center with an underrated game. Fires off the snap, shows strength at the point and blocks with lean. Stays square, seals defenders from the action and works to finish blocks. Correctly places his hands into opponents and steers them from the action. Quarterbacks the offensive line, keeps his head on a swivel and effectively picks up the blitz.
Neg: 
Lacks footwork in space and shows some stiffness in his game. Marginally effective blocking in motion.
Analysis: 
Stephens offers good size and while he’s not a great athlete, he’s a smart, tough center who gets the most from his ability.