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2022 NFL Draft: Offensive Guard and Center Rankings

Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa Hawkeyes, 2022 NFL Draft

Center Tyler Linderbaum is Athlon's top interior offensive lineman and one of three that received a first-round grade in this year's draft class

Teams looking to bolster the interior of their offensive line will have plenty of options at both guard and center in the 2022 NFL Draft. This year's crop includes the best pivot in college football last season as well a trio of guards that have been getting first-round buzz.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2022 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including 15 offensive guards and 10 centers. Three of these interior linemen were given first-round grades while a total of six (UCLA tackle Sean Rhyan also is viewed as a guard prospect) can be found in our top 100 overall prospects.

Related: Top 100 Prospects in 2022 NFL Draft

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2022 NFL Draft: Offensive Guard Rankings

1. Kenyon Green*, Texas A&M
2. Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
3. Zion Johnson, Boston College
4. Thayer Munford, Ohio State
5. Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech
6. Jamaree Salyer, Georgia
7. Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan
8. Ed Ingram, LSU
9. Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma
10. Cade Mays, Tennessee
11. Cole Strange, Chattanooga
12. Chris Paul, Tulsa
13. Nick Ford, Utah
14. Andrew Stueber, Michigan
15. Justin Shaffer, Georgia

Note: UCLA's Sean Rhyan, who is ranked with the offensive tackles, would slot behind Darian Kinnard, as a guard.

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2022 NFL Draft: Center Rankings

1. Tyler Linderbaum*, Iowa
2. Dylan Parham, Memphis
3. Alec Lindstrom, Boston College
4. Dohnovan West, Arizona State
5. James Empey, BYU
6. Zach Tom, Wake Forest
7. Doug Kramer, Illinois
8. Ben Brown, Ole Miss
9. Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke
10. Cameron Jurgens*, Nebraska

*Denotes early entry, either draft-eligible junior or sophomore