Missouri center Evan Boehm is officially a pro. Boehm was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Boehm went about where he was projected. The 6-foot-2, 309-pound lineman played for Mizzou right away and started 52 games for the Tigers. He holds the program record for consecutive starts and is truly a hard-nosed player.
Scouts are enamored with Boehm’s strength and his gap responsibility in both run blocking and pass protection, but there are concerns regarding Boehm’s stocky stature. He also isn’t a very athletic player, which might have harmed his draft stock.
Boehm could compete for the starting center job in his first year at Arizona. He will compete with A.Q. Shipley, who started three games for the Cardinals in 2015. A starting job in year one is a realistic possibility for the Missouri iron man. He joins Texas A&M cornerback Brandon Williams as SEC players taken by the Cards.