Draft Watch: Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi
Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 22 overall
Bio: Won the Outland Trophy as a senior, when he was a consensus All-American and the Big Ten offensive lineman of the year. … Replaced No. 3 overall pick Joe Thomas at left tackle as a redshirt freshman. Made 49 starts in his career. … Civil engineering major who was four-time Academic All-Big Ten.
Patrick Green/Icon SMIWisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi won the Outland Trophy largely because of his ability to lock onto and shove aside opposing blockers using his size and strength.
40-yard dash: 5.19
Arm length: 35 inches
Hand size: 10 3/8 inches
225-pound bench press reps: 29
Broad jump: 9-1
Vertical jump: 31 ½ inches
20-yard shuttle: Did not run at combine.
Three-cone drill: Did not run at combine.
Broaddus Breakdown (viewed Ohio State, Iowa and TCU games): Played left tackle for the Badgers but in studying him, feel that he will have to be a right tackle in the league. … Mauler, brawler type of player that is a push/shove blocker. He will try to hammer his man at the point of attack with a physical punch, but there are times where he really lacks sustain to finish the block. Will try to lock onto his man then push him past the hole. … Gets into space but didn’t show the balance to consistently strike his target. Did not do a good enough job in space on the screen. Slow to area then unable to finish, ending up on ground. … Thought there was some things that Iowa’s Adrian Clayborn and Ohio State’s Cameron Heyward were able to do to him with quickness that really gave him trouble. Got called for holding on the backside of a running play against Iowa because he didn’t move his feet well enough. Clayborn did a nice job of using his hands to control Carimi, shed him then get in on the play. Was really on the edge of having good enough footwork to handle the speed and quickness of Clayborn’s upfield rush. … Is strong enough to where if he does get his hands on you, can stop the defender in his tracks. Like Anthony Castonzo, will get overextended the longer he has to carry his set, but if you rush him down the middle, he will wear you out. Similar player to the Packers’ 2010 first-round pick Bryan Bulaga, who started at right tackle for the majority of the season. … Again, see him as a right tackle only. Like the way he tries to physically beat his man up. Nowhere near the athlete of Tyron Smith or Nate Solder, but plays much stronger than any of the top tackles in this draft. If he has a weakness, it’s the quickness of his feet.
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