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2006 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences

Greg Eslinger - C

 Greg Eslinger Grade: 3.77
 Position: C
 Class: Sr
 School: Minnesota
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 292
 40 Time: 5.21
  Selected by: Denver Broncos
  Round 6, pick 29 (198 overall)

BIO: Fifty-game starter who broke in with the first unit as a true freshman. Awarded varying degrees of All-American and All-Conference honors throughout his four years.

POSITIVES: Explosive lineman who stands out blocking in motion. Quick into blocks, fast to the second level and gets good fits on linebackers or devastates opponents in the secondary. Possesses outstanding vision, overall football wherewithal and intelligence. Nicely adjusts to defenders and seals opponents from the play. Patient, works well with teammates and has a nasty streak. Blocks with solid fundamentals.

NEGATIVES: Lacks size, strength and rarely opens up the middle of the field or finishes blocks.

ANALYSIS: A high-character prospect with great work ethic, Eslinger has a lot of skills which translate well to the next level. The ability to block on the move makes him a perfect fit in a system which employs a zone-blocking scheme or puts linemen in motion.

PROJECTION: Early Third Round

Photo: Al Tielemans/SI

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