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Gabe Carimi

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Gabe Carimi

Lineman Gabe Carimi #68 of the Wisconsin Badgers sets to block against the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2008 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.

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Rankings:

Offense: QB RB FB WR TE OT OG C
Defense: DT NT DE Hybrid DE/OLB OLB ILB FS SS CB
Special Teams: K P RS LS

Gabe Carimi Measurables:

Position: Offensive Tackle
School: Wisconsin
Year: Senior
Height: 6-6
Weight: 320
40-Yard Dash: 5.40

Strengths:

  • Great size and strength
  • Has good short-range quickness despite lacking overall speed
  • Good hands, delivers a strong punch off the line
  • Physical player with a little bit of a nasty streak
  • Has a good power base when he plays with proper leverage
  • Effective run blocker
  • Great work ethic and intangibles

Weaknesses:

  • Marginal athletic ability
  • Lacks the agility and quick feet to handle elite speed rushers
  • Tends to reach for blocks at times and doesn't maintain good balance because of it
  • Doesn't have the long arms you look for in an elite pass blocker
  • Plays with his pads too high at times, which allows defenders to push him into the backfield
  • Doesn't always finish off his blocks aggressively

Bottom Line on Gabe Carimi:

A four-year starter at left tackle, Gabe Carimi has a ton of experience protecting his quarterback's blind side. However, he lacks overall athletic ability and would struggle against speed rushers in the NFL. Putting him on the left side at the next level would probably be a mistake. He looks like a natural, though, at right tackle, and that's probably how he will be viewed by scouts.

Projection: Since he most likely won't be regarded by teams as an elite left tackle prospect, it's hard to imagine he will be selected before late in the first round or somewhere in the second.

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