Tyler Linderbaum of Iowa Football Declares for 2022 NFL Draft

College football’s top offensive lineman takes his talents to the NFL. Iowa Junior Center Tyler Linderbaum announced on social media on Friday that he was forgoing his senior season to enter the 2022 NFL Draft. He was listed in December as the number 14 overall draft prospect in the latest big board by NFL Draft pundit Mel Kiper Jr.

A glance at his resume quickly explains why he is highly regarded. Linderbaum took the all-time all-time high this season by a center via Pro Football Focus with 95.2. As a sophomore in 2019, he earned another 90-plus grade.

He is a two-time all-Big Ten first-team roster and this season was a unanimous All-American, Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, the Rimington Trophy winner for best center in the country and an Outland Trophy finalist, given to the best domestic lineman in the country.

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