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Gabe Carimi (OL)
  • Height:
    6'7"
  • Weight:
    314 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Wisconsin
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Chicago Bears
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 29 (29)

Pick Analysis: The Bears' brass gives Mike Martz an aggressive edge blocker to insert into the lineup. Though he is ideally suited to play right tackle, Carimi could move inside to guard to fortify the interior of a leaky offensive line. Regardless of where he winds up, he is a significant upgrade at either position for the Bears.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.27 sec
  • Bench Press29.0 reps
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Carimi was the 2010 Outland Trophy winner as the best interior lineman in college football, and it appears likely that he will have continued success at the next level. Carimi is simply a "bad man" who looks to punish defensive ends on every play. His non-stop motor, coupled with his ideal size, make him a terror in the running game, and he has enough athleticism to hold his own in pass protection. Like all tall linemen, Carimi struggles at times with leverage and may have to make the move to right tackle in the NFL. Overall, Carimi is a beast who should be picked in the middle of the first round.


Strengths

Carimi is a massive tackle that plays mean and looks to dominate opponents. Heady player that recognizes blitzes and adjusts quickly. Delivers a powerful punch and effectively locks out his arms to push rushers past the pocket in pass protection. Moves well for a big man and smothers defenders in the running game.

Weaknesses

Does not sink his hips well and struggles to maintain leverage which makes him vulnerable to shorter defensive ends. Footwork is a bit sloppy at times in pass protection which allows defenders to get to the edge. Not fluid enough to consistently make blocks in space.

Grade

8.0

 

Video Playlist

  1. Bears take Carimi No. 29

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 11:31 p.m.

    The Chicago Bears take Wisconsin OL Gabe Carimi with the 29th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Gabe Carimi

    Published: March 18, 2011 at 05:03 p.m.

    Watch Wisconson OT Gabe Carimi work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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