James Carpenter - Alabama (HT: 6-5 - WT: 305) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 12 of 20
Positives: Solid athlete... Flashes good quickness and agility... Very solid pass protector... Does a nice job with angles... Very solid wall-off blocker, gets reasonably good position and does a nice job sealing off to the inside... Uses his hands reasonably well... Solid knee bender... Reasonably good strength but not very powerful... Can control once locked on... Only an adequate run blocker... Solid drive blocker... Can get some movement in the running game... Can get to the second level... Does an adequate job blocking on the move... Gives a good effort, hard worker.
Negatives: Light handed, lacks any real force in his punch... Lacks any real explosion to his game... Not especially strong at POA... Gets a little too upright in pass protection... Will lose some battles for leverage... Will stop his feet on contact... Can be beat by outside speed... Struggles to redirect on quicker inside countermoves... Allows his feet to slide out too wide when anchoring... Will overextend and lose balance... Lacks good contact balance... Doesn't possess the blocking range of a NFL Left Tackle.
(January 17, GBNReport.com) --
Auburn has announced that junior WR Darvin Adams has applied to the NFL to enter the 2011 draft. Adams led the Tigers in receiving this past season
when he had 52 catches for almost a 1,000 yards and seven TDs.
Underclassmen had until Saturdayís deadline to apply for early entry to the draft, but names are still dribbling out as no one is obliged to actually make an announcement at that time.