The New England Patriots are on the clock for the second time in the first round.
Selection: (OG) Danny Watkins, Baylor
Why the pick:
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
-- Drafttek.com ranked #89 Overall, #7 at the position
-- Wes Bunting, National Football Post: #14 Overall, #1 at the position
Impression: If he were two inches taller and three years younger the guy is a first-round pick. However, I worry about his length as a left tackle and there is a concern about his age. However, he is a mature kid whose best football is still ahead of him and I think he's a guy who can come in and start from day one as a guard in the NFL and will give a team four-to-six very good years as a starting NFL guard.
There are tackles in this draft that may be more athletic than Carimi, but this kid has outstanding intangibles and will be a very good pro. He's a good, but not great athlete and understands the game. He has great size to go along with very good strength and power. Plays with good bend and he can move his feet. Plays from both a 2-point and 3-point stance and shows good initial quickness. Comes off the ball with good pad level and can stay low. He is a very good run blocker who consistently looks to finish. He shows explosiveness and power on contact and if given the opportunity, will drive his opponent into the ground. In pass pro he sets quickly and has good mirror skills. Shows a strong punch and does a good job keeping his hands inside. Plays with bend and can anchor. There have been a few times where I have seen him get beat to the outside with speed, but he has the quickness to set wide and stop the speed rush. Overall, he has the tools to be a winning left tackle in the league. Depending on the team that drafts him, Carimi could start out at right tackle. Remember, people thought Rodger Saffold couldn't play left tackle and he had an outstanding rookie year.
-- CBSSports.com ranked #32 overall, #2 at the position
-- Scout.com ranked #35 overall, #1at the position
-- Mike Mayock ranked outside top 32
Pass blocking: Excellent college left tackle despite his lack of experience. Sits into a good posture after his kick-slide. Comes out to meet the defensive end, mirrors opponents' lateral movement. Anchors against large defensive ends by extending his arms and widening his base. Escorts speed rushers around the pocket with arm-bar and nice footwork. Excellent cut-blocker, gets low quickly and takes man out totally out of the play. Still learning to protect inside lane. Must consistently keep feet moving to sustain after initial contact and prevent secondary rush.
Run blocking: Adept positional blocker, has good strength and attitude to seal his man inside or outside. Plays with a wide base, uses his strong legs to get forward movement. Aggressive and sticks to defenders once latched on; extends arms to push defender back or even put him on the ground. Gets under his man's pads when drive-blocking, keeps his hips low and feet moving. Still learning how to explode from three-point stance. Occasionally lunges to reach his man or is shed by violent hand play.
Pulling/trapping: Usually not asked to pull or trap from the left tackle position, but his agility gives him a real chance to succeed moving behind the line and into space. Can hit a target when going to the second level and NFL linebackers will meet him to attack the ball inside. Will take to coaching to find inside target and open holes.
Initial Quickness: Lacks the elite initial quickness of typical early-round picks, but combines fair athleticism with very good technique so it does not affect his ability in pass protection. NFL defenders might take advantage with their exceptional outside speed. Gets out of a drive-blocking stance quickly and should improve with time.
Downfield: Has the athleticism to reach linebackers at the next level, and gives the effort to reach multiple defenders in space. Sustains once engaged with upper- and lower-body strength. Might not hit his target due to indecision and being a step slow.
|Draft Pick||Team||2010 Record||Assigned GM||Team Needs||Selection|
|1||Carolina||(2-14)||Alexcomestokill||4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, WR1, WR2, WR3, CB||AJ Green|
|2||Denver||(4-12)||Sean N||4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, SS, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 ILB, TE, ROT||Nick Fairley|
|3||Buffalo||(4-12)||BTB||Everything except RB and WR, Kitchen Sink||Marcel Dareus|
|4||Cincinatti||(4-12)||staubachfan||QB, 4-3 DT, WR, 4-3 DE, FS, 4-3 MLB, OG, OC||Patrick Peterson|
|5||Arizona||(5-11)||howboutdemcowboyz||QB, 3-4 OLB, CB, OG, LOT||Cam Newton|
|6||Cleveland||(5-11)||BlueEyedDevil||4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, WR, FS, CB||Robert Quinn|
|7||San Francisco||(6-10)||regaberto||3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, CB, OC, QB||Von Miller|
|8||Tennesee||(6-10)||accidentalinnuendo||QB, CB, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB||Da'Quan Bowers|
|9||Dallas||(6-10)||ChiaCrack||ROT, FS, OG, SS, CB, SILB, WILB, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB||Tyron Smith|
|10||Washington||(6-10)||Creasy729||QB,RB, WR, OG, OC, 3-4DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB||Blaine Gabbert|
|11||Houston||(6-10)||I am Ironman!||3-4 DE, 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB||Prince Amukamara|
|12||Minnesota||(6-10)||KJDH2154||QB, WR, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, LOT, OG,||Jake Locker|
|13||Detroit||(6-10)||DIRE WOLF||CB, 4-3 OLB, MLB, ROT, OG, WR||Anthony Castonzo|
|14||St. Louis||(7-9)||Squishmytomato||WR, 4-3 DR, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 DE, FS, CB, OG, OC, SS||Julio Jones|
|15||Miami||(7-9)||iCoach||QB, 3-4 OLB, SS, OC, OG, 3-4 MLB, RB, WR||Mark Ingram|
|16||Jacksonville||(8-8)||gogokroz||4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, CB, QB, WR, OG,||Aldon Smith|
|17||New England||(14-2)||fivetwos||3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT||Cameron Jordan|
|18||San Diego||(9-7)||salas88||3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OT||JJ Watt|
|19||NY Giants||(10-6)||Jeterian 2||C, RB, OT, 4-3 OLB, SS, CB||Mike Pouncey|
|20||Tampa Bay||(10-6)||Blustartatoo||4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, FS, CB, OG, LOT, 4-3 OLB, ROT, TE, OC, WR||Ryan Kerrigan|
|21||Kansas City||(10-6)||Becho||3-4 DT, WR, OC, ROT, 3-4 OLB, RB, 3-4 SLB,||Gabe Carimi|
|22||Indianapolis||(10-6)||BTB||4-3 DT, 4-3 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OG, OC, OT||Muhammad Wilkerson|
|23||Philadelphia||(10-6)||JimmyK||CB, OG, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, SS, OT||Jimmy Smith|
|24||New Orleans||(11-5)||MicThaRock||RB, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, CB, 4-3 OLB||Adrian Clayborn|
|25||Seattle||(7-9)||Rena||QB, 4-3 DT, CB, WR, OT, OG||Colin Kaepernick|
|26||Baltimore||(12-4)||orli||WR, OT, CB, FS, SS, OG, TE,||Derrek Sherrod|
|27||Atlanta||(13-3)||BTB||4-3 DE, CB, WR, OT, TE, RB||Justin Houston|
|28||New England||(14-2)||marloboro man||3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT||Danny Watkins|