James Carpenter scouting report

James Carpenter OT Alabama
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 321

Strengths:
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.
Weaknesses:
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.
Comments:
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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