James Carpenter scouting report

James Carpenter OT Alabama
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 321

Fundamentally sound player who anchored Alabama’s line at left tackle for two years. Good footwork; decent quickness for his size. Strong lower body allows him to anchor against the bull rush.
Not a great athlete; probably limited to playing right tackle or guard in the pros. Not a dominant run blocker; fundamentally sound but doesn’t play with that mean streak that allows guys to really finish off blocks.
Carpenter came to Alabama after spending two years at JUCO and was immediately inserted into the starting lineup at left tackle. He is battle tested and should be a safe mid-round pick. However, he isn’t a great athlete, doesn’t have dominant strength and as a result doesn’t have a lot of upside. He could prove be an adequate starter, but there isn’t much room to improve; he may already be playing his best football.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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