Billy Price - Offensive Guard
Ohio State - Redshirt Senior
6’4’’, 312 Pounds
Offensive linemen are going to be valued in this draft, as there is plenty of good lineman to go around. You need a bonafide starter on your team from day one, look no further than that of Billy Price of Ohio State.
Strengths: This is the most versatile lineman in this draft in my opinion, as Ohio State had used Price as a center, and both guard positions. He is probably the most proficient at pass-protection. Is not afraid of bull-rushers and stands up defenders. Great footwork and does an excellent job in pulls and stunts. A four-year starter for the Buckeyes, he is very consistent with his play.
Weaknesses: He is very consistent in most facets of the game, but he’s not great in any specific spot. Run blocking needs improvement. Gets pushed off his spot in running situations. I see him as a low ceiling type of player, but that’s just my perspective. Gets turned around by spins.
Cardinals Summary: Billy Price would fit in perfectly with the scheme that the Cardinals play, which could feature screens and play actions. I think Price would be a value pick for the Cardinals, as he could see his name in the top-20, but one bad move at the combine (low reps or position drills), and Price could see his name dip into the 3rd round.
Pro Comparison: T.J. Lang - Detroit Lions