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2011 Scouting Report: Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin


Gabe Carimi– OT- Wisconsin

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Wisconsin does a really good job at coaching and developing powerful offensive linemen (Joe Thomas).  Gabe Carimi is the next top offensive lineman that Wisconsin will produce.  Carimi is a massive and powerful offensive tackle that excels in run blocking.  He has started a total of 36 games at left tackle, experience that will help with his adjustment in the NFL.  Carimi utilizes his size to drive back defenders and open holes for the running back.  He shows the ability to get to the 2nd level and make a block on pursuing linebackers.  Carimi has very long arms and quick feet both of which are assets when pass protecting.  Carimi is able to use a nice drop step and set against rushing defensive linemen.  He has the size and strength to anchor against the bull rush, and the quick feet to hold off the smaller faster defensive ends.


While Carimi has a lot of experience he needs continued improvement on his technique.  Carimi is able to protect against speed rusher, however he lacks elite athleticism.  Carimi will have to rely on good technique in order to hold off the extremely fast defensive ends in the NFL.  Carimi projects as a left tackle but the question marks about his athleticism could force a move to the right side.  Teams are hesitant to spend a high draft pick on a right tackle.


Carimi is going to get a lot of attention from scouts this season.  He is arguably the top tackle prospect for the 2011 draft.  He currently sits at #8 on the NFLMocks 2011 Big Board.  I think that the combination of Carimi’s physical abilities and his experience will result in a lengthy and productive NFL career.  The fact that NFL teams are always coveting left tackles bodes well for Carimi.

Projected Round:

Carimi is very likely to be a 1st round pick.  As it stands now he will likely be selected in the top 10 of the 2011 NFL Draft.  Draft stock changes a lot so keep an eye out for how Carimi’s performance impacts his draft stock.