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NFP:Offensive tackle snippets…

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Offensive tackle snippets…
    click link here

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Scouts-notebook-offense-7515.html
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    Carimi may lack ideal athleticism in pass protection, but boy can he get after it in the run game.
    If you are looking for a physical run blocker to man the right side of the line of scrimmage, Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi is your guy. Carimi consistently dominated at the point of attack this weekend and just manhandled anyone put in front of him in the run game. And although I think he’s doing a better job taking tighter steps on his kick-slide, he still is a bit stiff when asked to redirect, lacks great range and just seems like a much better fit playing on the right side at the next level.

    Speaking of potential right tackles, Clemson’s Chris Hairston is another big 6-7, 325-pound kid who does a nice job not only creating a surge at the point of attack as an in-line guy, but he also looks pretty nifty in tight quarters chipping on defenders and reaching a secondary target off his frame. However, he isn’t nearly as rangy or athletic when asked to reach the edge in pass protection as he struggles to move his feet through contact and looks a bit heavy footed in space. I definitely think there is a place for this guy in the NFL because of his power/size as a potential right tackle, but he’s going to need to improve his ability to hold up in pass pro if he ever wants to have a chance of seeing the field.

    As for potential left tackles, Boston College’s Anthony Castonzo possesses above-average range off the edge, does a nice job maintaining balance when asked to change directions and redirects well inside while extending his long arms/hands into blocks. However, he’s just not a real physical kid at this stage. And although he can bend and sit into his stance, he is susceptible to the bull rush, doesn’t show much pop on his punch and can get knocked off balance at times vs. more powerful defensive ends. Now, he’s an experienced kid who needs to get stronger, and I think he will end up manning a starting left tackle spot in the NFL. But, he isn’t the kind of blue-chip prospect people were making him out to be earlier in the year.

    Finally, one junior left tackle prospect who I really think could end up being a really good player is Northwestern’s Al Netter. Now, I don’t think Netter will give any thought to the idea of coming out in 2011. But, he’s a big kid who plays long, displays natural bend in his stance, displays decent range off the edge and can redirect quickly off a counter. Now, he will get a bit wild with his arms vs. speed and at times needs to open up his hips in order to push pass rushers past the QB. But for the most part he has shown the ability to handle the top defensive ends in the Big Ten and I think with one more year of maturing he should be one of the top senior tackles come 2012.

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  2. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe. I love these updates on linemen.Maybe, just maybe, Jerry will address the line in the 2011 draft.
  3. The Realist

    The Realist Active Member

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    I don't think we'll need a tackle unless we move Brewster to guard.

    I love smart football players especially on the OL.

    Castanzo is a Biochemistry major and a Rhodes Scholar candidate.

    Hairston had a 3.6 in HS and scored an insane 35 on the Wonderlic.
  4. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I hope Brewster or Young will be able to replace Columbo. One of these guys could be a better option. Brewster seems to be more of a guard than tackle with his size.
  5. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    yw buddy, i think young will replace columbo and they will move brewster to OG, probably more suited there

    they will have to draft a backup OT, and a starter OG/C

    i think jerry jones will draft at least one offensive linemen high in the draft next year, either in 1st or 2nd round at least
  6. The Realist

    The Realist Active Member

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    I can see OL being addressed way lower than most Cowboy's fans would prefer.

    5-7.............
  7. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I`m afraid you are right. If Jerry doesn`t wake up , the line will continue to be average at best and will continue to hold the team back.
  8. The Realist

    The Realist Active Member

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    I'm definitely ok with the way we are approaching OL.

    90% of fans assumed we had nothing in Free.

    Fans think everyone to the right of Free sucks and needs to be replaced now.

    They also assume none of the young guys will develop.

    Those same fans were screaming for QB, WR, NT when Romo, Austin, and Rat were backups.
  9. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    kinda agree with you, although I would really like a new guard at either spot

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