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Joe Tippmann: Center, Wisconsin Badgers: NFL Draft Scouting Report and Projected Draft Position
Joe Tippmann Background
Joe Tippmann is a former three-star recruit that chose the Wisconsin Badgers over offers from Purdue, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and [interestingly] Cincinnati. Tippmann was an interior offensive lineman in high school. At Wisconsin, he remained at guard until becoming the Badgers’ starting center.
Joe Tippmann Scouting Report
Per The Draft Network, Joe Tippmann has the following strengths and weakness:
- Great athleticism
- His height and weight
- Positional flexibility
- Late mechanics
Joe Tippmann in Mock Drafts
NFL Mock Drafts Data Base has Tippmann profiled as a sixth round draft pick. However, The Draft Network has him graded as a potential third round pick and Sports Illustrated grades him as a potential fourth round pick. Several mock drafts have been posted on NFL Mock Drafts Data Base that include Joe Tippmann being taken in a variety of rounds.
- Browns Wire: Browns- Fifth Round
- Seahawks Wire: Seahawks: Fifth Round
- NFL Mocks: Cardinals: Fifth Round
- Raiders Ramble: Raiders: Fourth Round
- Bear Goggles On: Bears: Fifth Round
- BuffaLow Down: Bills: Fifth Round
- The Viking Age: Vikings: Third Round
Would the Packers Be Interested in Joe Tippmann?
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst is known for drafting incredible athletes. In this case, Joe Tippmann would certainly be a player that Gutekunst and his front office staff will be interested in. Tippmann recently was ranked 28th on Bruce Feldman’s (The Athletic) Freaks List.
The Packers have a core of young and talented interior offensive linemen already. Elgton Jenkins just signed a massive extension. Josh Myers is once again playing well as a center and is still on his rookie contract. Jon Runyan Jr. has also played well at right guard.
That being said, the injuries that the Packers have suffered on the offensive line over the past two seasons have proven that they cannot have too many quality linemen. Additionally, Tippmann’s positional flexibility is something that Gutekunst and the Packers look for when drafting offensive linemen.
In short, yes: Joe Tippmann will likely be on the Packers’ big board during the NFL Draft. Of course, whether or not he will be taken by them remains to be seen.