Photo of Jordan Carrell
Drafted By: Cowboys
5.08 ?

Draft Analysis:

Carrell is a project, but he flashed enough as a disruptive penetrator in one of the nation's best defenses to catch the interest of Cowboys coaches. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'3" Height
  • 300LBS. Weight



Was durable and productive over his two seasons at Colorado. Very athletic for his size. Pad level is usually very good. Maintains a balanced, base with good width when engaging blockers. Plays with light feet and above average lateral quickness when springing down the line of scrimmage after a ball-carrier. Has closing burst to the perimeter to chase scrambling quarterbacks. Uses subtle, but strong hands to clear his frame of blocker’s punch. Has expanded tackle radius due to reactive athleticism. Able to stuff cut blocks and avoid the trash near his feet.


Doesn’t have a clean position fit. Is a little small for interior and lacks length as five-technique. Needs to improve his upper body strength to hold up inside. Doesn’t always attack blockers with as much force as needed to take control of the rep. Gets reached on play-side running plays more than he should. Is a step slow to diagnose run direction. Very average as a pass rusher. Needs to learn how to win on the edges as opposed to occupying blockers.

Bottom Line

Slightly undersized interior linemen with above average quickness and the overall athleticism to make plays on the move. Carrell needs to add good weight and improve his overall strength to stand up to bigger offensive linemen, but he has a shot to make a roster thanks to his athletic ability.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster