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Another Toy For Mudd: Cincinnati C Jason Kelce

Kelce, 6-2 1/2, 285, joins Trent Cole and Brent Celek as former Bearcats on the Eagles roster and the Eagles would be ecstatic if he can have anywhere near the impact those two have had. He played two seasons at left guard before moving to center for his Senior year. Along with Danny Watkins of Baylor and Iowa's Julian Vandervelde, Kelce is the third interior lineman selected by the Eagles in this year's draft.

Here is the full scouting report on Kelce, courtesy of Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated.

Bio: Three-year starter manning the center spot last season after holding down the left guard spot the prior two years. All-Conference selection after his senior and junior campaigns.

Pros: Strong run blocker moving up draft boards. Blocks with good lean, fights hard throughout the action, and anchors in pass protection. Stays square, gets his hands into defenders, and strong at the point of attack. Blocks with a nasty attitude and moves defenders off the line of scrimmage, opening up the running lanes. Flashes the ability to get out to the second level and hit a moving target.

Analysis: Kelce has been durable and productive on the college level and added the dimension of effectively playing another position last season. He lacks true NFL size yet is a solid developmental prospect who can make a depth chart at several offensive line positions.

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