Top Interior Offensive Linemen at the 2023 Shrine Bowl Include Ricky Stromberg and Jerome Carvin

    Arkansas C Ricky Stromberg and Tennessee G Jerome Carvin headline the group of maulers and top interior offensive linemen at the 2023 Shrine Bowl.

    Multiple big men with bad intentions are headlining the top interior offensive linemen at the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl. The interior offensive line spots are dominated by size, and ferocity, and are all maulers in both facets of the game.

    Top 2023 Shrine Bowl Interior Offensive Linemen NFL Draft Prospects

    1) Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas

    A dominant four-year career later, Ricky Stromberg is ready to take his talents to the NFL as one of the top interior offensive linemen in the 2023 NFL Draft class. Stromberg captained the Arkansas Razorbacks and started the last three seasons at center in Fayetteville.

    He’s a big mauler of a blocker in all facets, excelling when he’s moving on the ground for run plays. Stromberg has terrific pass sets and is a stalwart in pass protection, no matter the assignment. He has the versatility to play guard, but his future is at center, where he’s likely a 10-year starter in the NFL.

    2) Jerome Carvin, Tennessee

    The Tennessee offensive line was a fast-moving bunch with a star-studded group of players. Jerome Carvin highlighted their inside presence at left guard, dominating both on the ground and in pass protection. His refined hands will place him on most teams’ draft boards, as will his physical presence at the Shrine Bowl.

    3) Chandler Zavala, NC State

    Though relatively underappreciated in the national scope, Chandler Zavala turned heads within the ACC crowd and draft evaluators alike. Zavala was a dominant presence for the Wolfpack in 2022, pancaking defenders on the ground game with relative ease.

    The big man was at his best, however, in pass protection. Zavala may have the best balance through contact in this class at any offensive line position, and if he puts on a show in Vegas, he could improve to a Day 2 prospect.

    4) Juice Scruggs, Penn State

    Longtime Nittany Lion Juice Scruggs capped a five-year Penn State career with as dominant of a two-year stretch that we’ve seen in some time. Scruggs proved too powerful for most interior pass rushers and too nimble for even the faster movers on the inside. His play strength is terrific, and he is at his best when on the move.

    5) Henry Bainivalu, Washington

    One-half of perhaps the largest offensive guard duo in college football history, Henry Bainivalu paired with fellow Shrine Bowl member Jaxson Kirkland to dominate the Pac-12 in 2022. Bainivalu stands at 6’7″ and 307 pounds, imposing his will from the right guard spot for the Huskies.

    A great pass protector, if Bainivalu can showcase improved run-blocking skills, he’ll push himself closer to his teammate in draft placement as well.

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