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  • James Carpenter, OL, Alabama - 1st Round Pick?

    When I watched the SEC this year I always though James Carpenter did not get the credit he deserved, like Carimi, stepping in for an All-American and a high draft pick in Andre Smith.

    Then we went to the Senior Bowl and I was trying to get behind Costanzo, Carimi, Solder or Sherrod, but I kept watching this Carpenter guy hold up in 1 on 1s and play really well in the game.

    We go to the combine and I am expecting to hear about all the top OTs, but Carpenter is still generating buzz.

    Then I read the following

    Potential NFL Team, Round
    The last few years of the NFL draft, there have been runs on offensive tackles in the first round. If the trend continues, then Carpenter could find himself taken at the end of the 1st round. With all of the talented defensive linemen, I believe that the number of offensive linemen taken in the first round will be down from the last few years. If that's the case, James could land somewhere from the early to mid part of the second round.
    The New Orleans Saints with the 24th pick in the 1st round would be a good fit for Carpenter. At the 29th pick, the Bears could look to give Jay Cutler a little more security and time for his plays to develop. In my mind, the value starts to build with the Buffalo Bills pick at 34th overall. Carpenter could open up the running game for CJ Spiller like he did for Ingram at Alabama and also protect whoever will be the starting quarterback in Buffalo next season.

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/2011-...a-crimson-tide

    NFR Draft Analysis-We believe Carpenter is one of the more underrated tackles at time of press. He shows the skills to play OT in the NFL for a long time and be a very productive and possible Pro Bowl player. Carpenter should come off the board in the early second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He could even sneak into the 1st with a great combine and pro day.

    http://thenationalfootballreport.com...mes-carpenter/

    Is there a chance that Carpenter goes in the 1st round?
    Last edited by JohnCandy; 03-19-2011, 12:59 PM.

  • #2
    Not a chance. There are many more talented olinemen than him this year. He is a late 3rd at best IMO


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    • #3
      no, but i could see him going in the 2nd

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      • #4
        In the 6ish Alabama games I have seen he strikes me as a high floor low ceiling guy that could have a good long career, picked in the 2nd/3rd.

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        • #5
          He is someone who could get picked earlier than he's projected. I think he will be a solid lineman who is a pretty safe pick, he probably won't be an elite blocker but he could be a nice starter and he has versatility.

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          • #6
            What he has going for him is that after Sherrod he is the next viable prospect that projects to LT, most others OT's are projected OG's (Jason Pinkston, Orlando Frankline, Marcus Cannon) or are strictly RT's (James Brewer, Jah Reid, Ben Ijalana, Marcus Gilbert)
            Patriots Draft 2015
            1. CB - Marcus Peters
            2. WR - Sammie Coates
            3. RB - David Johnson
            3. DT - Angelo Blackson
            4. OG - Tre Jackson
            4. DE - Za'Darius Smith
            5. LB - Ben Heeney
            6. TE - Wes Saxton
            7. OG - Jose Matais

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Don Vito View Post
              He is someone who could get picked earlier than he's projected.
              Good call DV.

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              • #8
                Who is a better prospect between the following,

                James Carpenter

                Orlando Franklin

                Marcus Gilbert

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
                  Not a chance. There are many more talented olinemen than him this year. He is a late 3rd at best IMO
                  I hope he's around at the end of Round 3 for the Colts to grab.

                  Originally posted by RWills View Post
                  What he has going for him is that after Sherrod he is the next viable prospect that projects to LT, most others OT's are projected OG's (Jason Pinkston, Orlando Frankline, Marcus Cannon) or are strictly RT's (James Brewer, Jah Reid, Ben Ijalana, Marcus Gilbert)
                  IMO Cannon, Reid, and Ijalana are legitimate LT prospects, at least from a talent perspective.

                  Originally posted by JohnCandy View Post
                  Who is a better prospect between the following,

                  James Carpenter

                  Orlando Franklin

                  Marcus Gilbert
                  I'd rank those:

                  1) James Carpenter
                  2) Marcus Gilbert
                  3) Orlando Franklin

                  As OTs anyway. Considering them as OL, Franklin is higher than Gilbert because I believe Franklin could be an excellent OG, while Gilbert will be good at best as a RT or OG.


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                  • #10
                    There is a belief that Gilbert is soft and doesn't care about football by lots of scouts.
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