Evan Boehm was a senior captain for the Missouri Tigers in 2015. He had been a four-year starter for the Tigers and played all four of his seasons with Mizzou in the SEC on the offensive line. Boehm had a great showing at the Senior Bowl earlier in February and could potentially help the Atlanta Falcons at center if drafted by the team.
While Boehm projects as a fifth round pick, the Atlanta Falcons may look to trade back and select him in the fifth round in this year’s NFL Draft. At 6’2″, 309 pounds, Boehm could end up being the right sized player to play in the Falcons’ zone blocking scheme.
What could have Atlanta’s interest the most in Evan Boehm is that he played against elite defensive tackle competition in his four years in the SEC. Twice while at Mizzou, the Tigers won the SEC East with Boehm as the starting center on its offensive line.
If the Atlanta Falcons have any questions about Boehm’s durability, look no further than his school record 52 straight starts. He plays with good football instincts and that overrides his so-so athleticism.
With the right coaching, Boehm could become a starting center or interior offensive lineman for years in the NFL. While the Atlanta Falcons would have to get creative in trying to draft him in the proper round, since they don’t have a fifth round pick this year, perhaps going after Evan Boehm to solve the starting center problem in the fifth round is worthwhile.
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