Player Profile: Gabe Carimi

Written by Chris Lomas on August 31, 2010


Gabe Carimi

 

Position: OT School: Wisconsin
Height: 6’7" Weight: 327 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.30
All-Star Game: Team Captain: 2010

Overall Grade:

-.–

Draft Projection:

 

Non-position specific categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 -
Speed 8 -
Quickness/Agility 10 -
Strength/Explosion 10 -
Athletic Ability 8 -
Durability 8 -
Character 6 -
Production/Experience 6 -
Toughness 8 -
Potential 10 -

 

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 -
Run Blocking 10 -
Awareness 8 -
Hand Placement 6 -
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 -
Footwork 8 -
Leverage 8 -

 

Explanation of Player Grading System

 

The Breakdown

Carimi displays excellent size at 6-7 327, and is dominating in the run game. Showcases a good quick first step at the line of scrimmage and exhibits some explosion when run blocking. Demonstrates the ability to anchor, using his leverage and balance to drive defenders back. Displays ability to stick to his blocks, wash defenders away and get to the second level. An intelligent player who works hard at the game, Carimi is known to spend extra time in the film room. Pass blocking; Carimi gets off balanced with poor footwork and a lack of foot speed in his kick slide, often results in him lunging at speed rushers hoping to drive them past the quarterback. Against bull rushes he does better where he is better able to use his size and strength, but at times does not get his pads low enough because he is not a natural bender, allowing defenders to get under his pads closing the pocket in on the quarterback. Carimi will be drafted in the middle to later part of the first round mainly due to left tackle being such a need position in the NFL. However, Carimi projects better as a right tackle where he can make better use of his run blocking abilities and also protect him against many of the NFL’s speed rushers. As a right tackle he could be dominate but only above average as a left tackle.

 

Strengths

Full report coming soon!

 

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

 

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

 

Experience

2006 Redshirt, 2007 Started 13 games at Left Tackle, 2008 Started 10 games at Left Tackle, 2009 Started 13 games at Left Tackle.

 

Awards and Honors

2009: First team All-Big 10 (media). Second team All-Big 10 (coaches).

 

Academics

Civil engineering major at Wisconsin.

 

Injuries

Missed three games in 2008 with a knee injury.

 

Athletic Experience

Captained track team in High School

 

Bloodlines

Nothing of note.

 

Off-field

No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.

 

Prospect Video Clips

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjPsgcj2ufI

 

 

 

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