Flashes an impressive play every so often in pass pro
Quick in getting to the second level
Adequate in pass protection to play RT at next level
Bends at waist too much - not a natural knee bender
Not a smooth athlete - a little stiff
On the ground a lot - gets unbalanced
Struggles in space
Lacks knee/ankle flexion
Hands need work
Lets linemen get in his pads
Very raw - relies heavily on size/strength
Summary: Carimi will play in the NFL for some team and start at right tackle. He is by
no means a left tackle and I will be shocked if he is drafted in the first round next year.
Carimi has size and he is a powerful run blocker, but lacks the athleticism, technique and
consistency for him to be even discussed as a first-round talent. I think he is a second- or third-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and I currently have a third-round grade on Carimi.
Player Comparison: Jeremy Trueblood: Trueblood and Carimi both have similar body types and
are punishing run blockers. However, Trueblood is just a solid starter at right tackle for Tampa Bay,
and I think that is the most we can hope for out of Carimi in the NFL.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.