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Old 04-24-2006, 04:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: Another draft analysis from rivals & yahoo

Carpenter would come in and challenge to start, I have no doubt about that. IF he was drafted by the Steelers, I wouldn't be shocked to see him give Foote a run for his money (although he played OLB at OSU, he has he size to play ILB in a 3-4).

He's 6'3" 256 and runs a 4.66 40. Here's a bio on him:

Has excellent size...Is very fast and athletic...Has great instincts...Is very natural and does an excellent job in coverage...Does a nice job of filling against the run...Flies to the ball and makes plays sideline-to-sideline...Tremendous pass rusher and blitzer...Tough as nails and a true football player...Tenacious and has a great motor...Versatile player...Very productive and has a lot of experience.

Has some trouble shedding blocks...Is not the surest tackler...Was surrounded by a lot of talent which alleviated pressure and didn't allow the opposition to focus only on him...Can be too aggressive at times...Might not be quite as athletic as his computer numbers would lead you to believe...Needs to use his hands better.

Father Rob played for the New York Giants...Saw some action at defensive end for the Buckeyes...Was overshadowed by A.J. Hawk but this guy is a top prospect in his own right...A great strongside linebacker who could also be an impact player in a 3-4 pass rushing role as well...One of the drafts most underrated players.
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