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Alex Carrington (DE)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    285 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Arkansas State
  • Conference:
    Sun Belt
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Selected by: Buffalo Bills
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 8 (72)
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Pick Analysis: The Bills add a valuable piece to their 3-4 here. The long, athletic defender has the requisite size to man the "five technique" on the edge. Though Carrington has been inconsistent, his size and potential makes him worthy of selection at this point.

Overview

A fifth-year senior, Carrington put two excellent seasons together to cap his career with the Arkansas State defense. He has a good combination of size, strength and speed for an interior defensive lineman. He doesn't have great lateral quickness or agility to come off the edge as a 4-3 end but is well suited for a five-technique in 3-4 scheme. He is best at the point of attack, anchoring versus the run, and is effective pushing the pocket as a bull rusher. He has a decent feel for blocking schemes and restricting running lanes when using proper pad level and hand use. Carrington is inconsistent to shed blockers and get to the pile but has the natural arm strength and power to improve in this area. He is a good tackler in a restricted area but lacks great burst and range out of the tackle box. Carrington has the measurables and raw talent to vie for a starting position after his second or third season in the league.


Strengths

Carrington possesses the necessary size to play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. He exhibits the strength to hold the edge against the run and the power to push the pocket. Shows good intelligence and instincts to consistently make plays inside the box. Became a very productive player as he developed during his college career.

Weaknesses

Carrington only has average range and won't chase down many plays from behind. Lacks the burst and initial quickness to shoot gaps in the running game or come off the edge as a speed rusher. Shows flashes of aggressive play but needs to become more consistent with his motor.

Grade

7.3

 
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