Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #1 C, #16/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1-2 2007: Rimington Trophy winner, First team All-SEC, Co-Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner (best lineman in the SEC). 2006: Luigs established himself as one of the top centers in the nation with a standout sophomore campaign at the heart of the Razorbacks' offensive line. He was one of six finalists for the Rimington Award, presented annually to the nation's best center. Luigs was the only sophomore and one of just two underclassmen (the other was a junior) among the finalists for the prestigious honor. He earned third-team All-America honors from The Associated press and first-team sophomore All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com. He earned first-team All-SEC honors from league coaches and The Associated Press after helping the Razorbacks lead the SEC and rank fourth in the nation with 228.5 rushing yards per game. In addition for only the third time in SEC history and the 38th time in NCAA history, Arkansas featured two 1,000-yard running backs (Darren McFadden - 1,647, Felix Jones - 1,168) on the same team. He graded out at a team-high 89.7 percent, including team-best clips of 85.1 percent in run blocking and 97.1 percent in pass blocking. 2005: It didn't take long for the redshirt freshman to become an integral part of the UA offensive front. When Robert Felton moved from right guard to right tackle to take over after Zac Tubbs suffered a serious high-ankle sprain, he filled the void at right guard. At two points during the season, he moved down one spot to play center for an ailing Kyle Roper. He filled in admirably, helping Arkansas rack up 216.9 yards rushing per game to lead the SEC and rank 12th nationally. The offensive guard/center graded out at 84 percent or better on pass blocking in nine of 10 games he played. He ranked second on the line with a season pass blocking average of 92.2 percent. He posted the line's best rush block season average at 82.5 percent. He started seven games at right guard and three games at center. He had 53 knockdown blocks in 10 games played, an average of 5.3 per game that ranked second on the team. 2004: Came to Arkansas as an offensive guard, but also spent time at center on the scout team offense during his redshirt season.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 4/106 -- Jonathan Luigs, C, 6-4, 301, Arkansas...With the team not electing to bring back starting center Eric Ghiaciuc, and the team's other three centers having one series of NFL experience between them, Luigs will have a chance to come in and compete for the starting spot. He won the Rimington Trophy as a junior. He is known as a smart and technically sound blocker who could fit in well with the Bengals' zone scheme. - by The Sports Xchange
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