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Chris Chester

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Chris Chester C 6'3 303 Oklahoma
By: Robert Davis

Chris Chester was a tight end that did not see much playing time outside of short yardage situations his first two seasons with the Sooners. As a junior he played a similar role but began the switch to the offensive line and eventually took over as a starter as a senior.

From an athletic standpoint, Chester is the ideal center prospect. The fact that he was a tight end shows his mobility, and he has maintained that with his increase in weight. He is an excellent athlete and shows the mobility to get out and pull, and block on the move. Took to the offensive line very well, and was a solid playing in his only season as a lineman.

Chester only has one year of experience on the line, and has some troubles with his consistency. He relies mostly on his athletic gifts and will need time to further develop his skills. He has bulked up to over 300lbs, but still needs to get stronger. Powerful defensive tackles and push him around, and he will need to become more stout at the point of attack.

Chester is a late rising player because of his upside. His play was solid, but not spectacular in his only season on the line. But teams look at the inexperience and talent and think they can mold him into a standout lineman. If Chester can land with a good line coach, the sky is the limit. He has athletic gifts that most interior lineman do not have.

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