James Carpenter Scouting Report

James Carpenter

Height: 6’4
Weight: 321
College: Alabama
40 Time: 5.22
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 2nd-3rd Round

Overview:

James Carpenter is another player whose stock went up after a solid showing at the Senior Bowl practices. He does somethings really well but he also needs a lot of work in some areas. He’s a good athlete and it shows in pass protection but at the same time he’s not great in that area and he’ll struggle with speed rushers. He shows flashes of being a good run blocker but he doesn’t show this consistently. Despite his athleticism he struggles when in space and generally whiffs on blocks. He does have nice upside as a right tackle or perhaps inside at guard, but he has some things to correct before he can be a starter.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Has solid size to play at tackle or guard
– Good athlete
– Has a nice knee bend
– Good footwork and can definitely remain at tackle
– Has long arms and he does a good job of keeping defenders in front of him
– Does a good job of locking onto defenders
– Sustains his blocks well
– Capable of pushing defenders back when he plays with good leverage
– Does a good job of sealing the edge and down blocking
– Has a strong initial punch
– Great anchor
– Tough
– Hard worker

Negatives

– Lacks ideal foot speed to play left tackle
– Is slow off the line
– Allows defenders to get where they want and then fights an uphill battle
– Can overextend at times and bend at the waist
– Prone to counter and inside moves because he can’t react fast enough
– Struggles to hit defenders at the second level
– Too often gets off his initial block and whiffs in space
– Not exactly a mauler in the running game
– Limited to just a right tackle or guard

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 2.5
Pass Blocking: 2.5
Run Blocking: 3.0
Footwork: 3.0
Technique: 2.5
Mobility: 3.0
Mean Streak: 3.0
Pro Potential: 2.5

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