6. Corey Linsley
The 25-year-old center can bench 500 pounds and is arguably the strongest individual on the team. But his success over his past three NFL seasons has been more than just beating up the man in front of him; Linsley is also a master technician.
A recent article by PackerNews.com’s Bob McGinn highlighted Linsley’s ability to blend the “inside hands” and “outside hands” methods of blocking. The latter has been instrumental in affording Aaron Rodgers precious extra seconds to survey the field.
In McGinn’s piece, the pride of Youngstown, OH detailed how he adapts his style of blocking to the type of rush favored by that week’s opponent.
PFF’s position rankings say that Linsley is a middle-of-the-road center, but the heady lineman has done nothing but solidify the interior since being selected in the fifth-round of the 2014 draft.
The primary concern with No. 63 is the fact that he’s missed a combined 11 games over the past two seasons.