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2024 NFL Draft Player Profile: Georgia C Sedrick Van Pran

We are excited about our draft coverage here at FFSN this year, as we are adding something new to the fold. Between now and the NFL Draft, I will be writing individual player profiles on many of this year’s top prospects. Today, we begin the series with Georgia center Sedrick Van Pran.

In correlation with today’s article, FFSN’s K.T. Smith did an extensive film breakdown on Van Pran, Make sure you check out his in-depth evaluation in the player below, or by clicking HERE!

Bio and Profile

Height: 6’4″
Weight: 310 lbs

Universally considered one of the top centers in his class, Sedrick Van Pran committed to Georgia, having received a four-star rating after starting four seasons at Warren Easton High School. The example and tone he set in the locker room was recognized from the moment he began his high school career, as he was named a team captain for three straight years. Van Pran was a three-year starter at Georgia, but the national media attention was not given to him until 2023. This past season, Van Pran was unanimously named to the AP All-SEC First Team roster while also being named a first-team all-American by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

Scouting Report

Van Pran may be the most under-the-radar superstar in this draft class. I was confident the Van Pran hype train would speed up by this point, but it hasn’t, and if it doesn’t soon, some team may be getting a steal. I am expecting Van Pran to test off the charts in Indy, as his explosiveness on tape is so evident. Creating leverage at the point of attack seems so natural and effortless for Van Pran, as his core strength and initial quickness off the snap combine to be a lethal aspect of his effectiveness in run blocking.

One of the best athletes we’ve seen in awhile at the center position, Van Pran displays excellent mobility and fluidity, and he has proven to be stellar as it pertains to pulling. He will provide extra value for teams who require their center to get out in space. Teams that run a mixture of inside and outside zone concepts will love his ability to adapt to disguised blitzes and odd defensive alignments while also being able to get to the second level as a run defender. His footwork could still use a little cleaning up, and he can get off-balanced when his stance isn’t set quick enough, but overall, I love Van Pran’s upside at the NFL level. He has All-Pro potential.

Draft Projection

Perhaps the most puzzling thing to me at this point in the draft process is that Van Pran is getting absolutely no first-round hype. If he tests as well as I expect at the combine, he is definitely getting a first-round grade from me, no questions asked. As of now, I do expect him to go at some point in Round 2, but I cannot help but think the NFL is higher on him than the media. His 2022 tape was enough for me to buy in, and his consistency in 2023 only confirmed what I believed about him already. With improved footwork, he will become an upper-echelon center in the NFL in short order. If he falls outside the top 50, some team may be getting the steal of the draft.


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