Four-year starter with a streak of 34 consecutive starts at center, including all 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2016. High school offensive tackle did not allow a sack in his first three seasons with the Ducks.
Rare size for the position. Broad shouldered with thick limbs. Good snap-to-step quickness, including on trap blocks and when climbing to the second level, where he shows savvy in anticipating the defender's route and consistently cuts him off. Displays good core strength and balance for a tall center, creating movement at the point of attack. Best attribute may be his awareness and competitiveness in pass protection. Sniffs out blitzes and twists, looking for work.
More powerful than explosive. Creates push at the point but doesn't rock defenders out of their socks. Anchored well at the college level but could struggle against NFL competition due to his natural leverage disadvantage. Almost exclusively a shotgun snapper at Oregon and had some high snaps (Washington) in 2019. Reliant on anticipating defenders' movements at the second level as he possesses just average agility to adjust on the move. Strictly a center at Oregon.
Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts -- Just as the 6-4, 307-pound Kelly was at Alabama, Hanson has been overshadowed a bit by flashier teammates during his tour with the Ducks, but the four-year starter possesses the frame, functional athleticism and dependability to earn early consideration on Day 3.
Projection: Seventh Round
--Field Level Media