2024 NFL Draft Profile: Sedrick Van Pran, Center, Georgia


The 2024 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2024 NFL draft.

Sedrick Van Pran, Center, Georgia

HT: 6’4
WT: 310 lbs


2× CFP National Champion (2021, 2022)

First-team All-SEC (2023)

Second-Team All-SEC (2022)

Jacobs Blocking Trophy (2023)



Though he might fit better in a zone-blocking approach, Van Pran has the scheme versatility, football IQ, and instincts to serve as a reliable starter in any team.

His stout build, combined with a strong, flexible core, serves him well, especially when dealing with larger defensive tackles.

Prides himself in the run game, displaying tremendous physicality and playing through the whistle.

As a cerebral player, he’s quick to react to twists and stunts up front, displaying an excellent understanding of angles when moving out as a run blocker.

He’s a coordinated athlete who can win at the point of attack in the run game.

A mauler in the run game, Van Pran plays with a nasty disposition and shows excellent snap and punch quickness.


While he is adept as a pass protector, he could improve his performance as a run blocker. Van Pran’s short arms could pose a problem when fending off bigger interior defenders who manage to get into his body.

His pass protection skills could use refinement. He often appears choppy and unnatural when moving back into his set, and tends to play too upright.

Van Pran’s range as a blocker is somewhat limited. This limitation also affects his performance as a pass protector, especially when it comes to mirroring against quickness.


As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 15 games and a total of 881 snaps. He conceded 8 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack while playing at center.

In 2022 as a junior Van Pran saw action in 13 games and totaled 852 snaps. He gave up 8 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2023 as a senior Van Pran saw action in 13 games and played a total of 821 snaps for the Bulldogs. He allowed 8 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center. Van Pran would instantly improve the Buccaneers interior offensive line. This move puts a natural center at the position for the Buccaneers, allowing Robert Hainsey to move to left guard.

Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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