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Sedrick Van Pran 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Buffalo Bills Center

Georgia Bulldogs center Sedrick Van Pran
Georgia offensive lineman Sedrick Van Pran (OL69) during the 2024 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on Sedrick Van Pran.

Sedrock Van Pran's 2024 NFL COMBINE RESULTS

  • Height: 6-foot-4 1/8"
  • Weight: 295
  • 40-yard dash: 5.20
  • 10-yard split: 1.77
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.82
  • Vertical jump: DNP
  • Broad jump: DNP
  • Arm length: 31 1/8"



  • Showed excellent snap-to-step quickness, especially in pass protection getting feet and hands in good position.
  • Did an excellent job in pass protection versus 0 and tight 1-techniques coming off the ball low and getting inside DT.
  • Pass protection snaps in which he showed efficient lateral movement with the easy ability to slide and re-direct.
  • Played with good balance and knee bend in pass protection. Good coordination between hands and feet.
  • Showed strength to control inside pass rushers when he could get his hands inside with his strong grip.
  • Consistently did a good job keeping hands inside in pass protection to control rushers and win leverage game.
  • Came off the ball low with strength and leverage as a run blocker, generating power in his core to move DL.
  • Some good run-game snaps as a combo blocker, climbing with timing and balance to the second level and lining up LB.
  • Outstanding playing personality. Competed and battled and fought on every snap. Finished with an edge.


  • Arm length shorter than desired. At times, it forced him to lean and reach to try to maintain control. 
  • Tendency to play with a wide base in pass protection often resulting in a weak foundation and loss of strength.
  • Wide feet base often resulted in upper body over his feet with a loss of balance and body control to react. 
  • Pass protection snaps, where he struggled with power, getting driven back without anchoring effectively.
  • Tendency to lean coming off the ball in the run game. He did not generate the needed power.
  • Balance and body control issues coming off the ball. Did not sustain blocks effectively, unable to maintain control.

Georgia Bulldogs center Sedrick Van Pran
Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Sedrick Van Pran (63) in action during the Georgia Spring Game at Sanford Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Van Pran will enter the NFL with extensive, high-level experience as a three-year starter (43 games) at center for Georgia. He played against the best college competition and in many big games with the spotlight shining the brightest.

Van Pran is an efficient, consistent center who was effective as a run blocker and pass protector. He plays with natural leverage and play strength with excellent hand usage, keeping them inside to generate confined space strength and control.

He stood out as a run blocker with snap-to-step quickness and an innate understanding of leverage when coming off the ball low, allowing him to get his hands inside to control and move DT. In pass protection, Van Pran was most effective when he could engage immediately and control the pass rusher with his hands inside. He showed enough functional mirror and re-direct to stay in front of the rusher.

There are balance and body control issues with Van Pran, and those issues could be exacerbated at the next level vs. more explosive interior pass rushers and more athletic and quicker-reacting LBs.

The more I watched Van Pran’s tape, the more I liked him. I believe he is one of the better center prospects in the 2024 draft class. His game is built more on physicality and competitive toughness than athleticism and movement. Still, he showed more than functional lateral quickness and climbing mobility to be an early starter at the next level.


Van Pran was a three-year starter at Georgia with 43 starts in those three seasons. In 2023, Van Pran earned First Team All-America honors. Van Pran came out of New Orleans as the top-rated center nationally and a top-100 recruit.