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04-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Three draft prospects visit Steelers
Friday, April 01, 2011
Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three offensive tackles are visiting the Steelers today -- Jarriel King of South Carolina, James Carpenter of Alabama and Marcus Gilbert of Florida.

Each NFL team is permitted to entertain 30 college prospects before the draft, which begins April 28.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11091/1136265-100.stm#ixzz1IJl0oTtX

04-02-2011, 12:53 AM
here's what walterfootball.com had to say about those three...

James Carpenter, OT/G, Alabama
Height: 6-4. Weight: 321.
Projected 40 Time: 5.38.
Combine 40 Time: 5.25.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: 23. Arm: 34.
Projected Round (2011): 2-4.
1/28/11: James Carpenter had a good practice Wednesday, but struggled in the one-on-one drills Thursday.

10/2/10: Carpenter lacks the athleticism to play tackle in the NFL, but he is an intelligent blocker and at times really gets a push in the run game.

Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
Height: 6-6. Weight: 330.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Combine 40 Time: 5.43.
Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.
Benchx225: 30. Arm: 34.
Projected Round (2011): 3-4.
3/16/11: Marcus Gilbert looked great in the drills during his Pro Day. He's a right tackle only, but he has value as a Round 3-4 pick.

4/3/10: Has started one year at right tackle. Played guard in 2008.

Jarriel King, OT/G, South Carolina
Height: 6-5. Weight: 317.
Projected 40 Time: 5.04.
Combine 40 Time: 5.03.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: . Arm: 36 3/8.
Projected Round (2011): 4-6.
4/3/10: Still learning how to play offensive tackle (a former defensive end). Benched during the 2009 season.

04-02-2011, 12:58 AM
looks like another 2nd tier tackle might be coming to town.....:popcorn:

04-02-2011, 09:29 PM
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Saturday, April 02, 2011
Two more offensive line prospects visit

The Steelers hosted Alabama offensive linemen James Carpenter and South Carolina's Jarriel King Friday as they continue to bring in a bevy of linemen prior to the draft.

Carpenter is something of a sleeper in this year's draft. At 6-4, 321 pounds, he's likely a RT or guard prospect and is rated as a second-rounder.

King, 6-5, 317, only played half of the 2010 season. He was suspended while being investigated for receiving improper benefits from a hotel. He also missed time with a concussion.

He's more of a third-round prospect, but with the visits of Carpenter and King, coupled with previous visits by Rodney Hudson and Marcus Gilbert, a couple of other second-to-third-round line prospects, you get an idea of what the Steelers are thinking.