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James Carpenter (OL)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    321 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Alabama
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Seattle Seahawks
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 25 (25)

Pick Analysis: The Seahawks add a utility player to their offensive line with the selection of Carpenter. He can play immediately at right tackle or slide inside to play along the interior at guard. The team needed to fortify their frontline, and Carpenter gives them talent, toughness and versatility.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.28 sec
  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Carpenter has a chance to end up as a starter and certainly has the ability to provide valuable depth as a backup. Looks the part of an NFL left tackle with his great size and frame. At this stage, Carpenter grades out as a good pass blocker but just adequate in the running game. His game could benefit from some improved awareness in blitz pickup. Would become more valuable as a run blocker with increased strength and power. Carpenter should hear his name called during the middle rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft


Strengths

Carpenter is a highly-durable player who has been able to stay on the field during his career. Has the height and build you look for at the offensive tackle position. Does a good job in pass protection against the speed and bull rush. Possesses the athletic ability to get to the second level when run blocking.

Weaknesses

Can be beat by good counter moves in pass protection. Will occasionally struggle against defensive line stunts and elaborate blitz packages. Does not consistently drive defenders off the line of scrimmage in the downhill running game. Would benefit from playing with a little more fire.

Grade

6.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. Seahawks pick James Carpenter No. 25

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.

    The Seattle Seahawks select Alabama OG James Carpenter with the 25th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. 2011 combine workout: James Carpenter

    Published: March 16, 2011 at 03:41 p.m.

    Alabama OL James Carpenter competes at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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