Gabe Carimi, OL
- Height: 6-foot-7
- Weight: 315 pounds
- School: Wisconsin
Carimi earned the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman this past season at Wisconsin, following in the footsteps of past Badgers standout Joe Thomas. Carimi anchored a Wisconsin line that paved the way for a rushing attack that nearly produced three 1,000-yard rushers in 2010. He seamlessly moved into the left tackle slot in 2007 after Thomas, a four-time Pro Bowler, moved on to the NFL. A modestly recruited player of high school, Carimi is considered one of the best tackles in this year's class after matching up during the college season against feared pass rushers such as Iowa's Adrian Clayborn, Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan and Ohio State's Cam Heyward. His all-around athleticism was evident at the NFL combine with a vertical jump of 31.5 inches and a broad jump of 9 feet, 1 inch. Both were the fifth-best marks among offensive linemen. Carimi's 5.27-second 40-yard time matched Indiana's James Brewer for the 14th-best among linemen and his strength measured out well at 29 reps in the bench press. Carimi has been trying to shed his label as solely a quality run blocker as opposed to a solid pass protector, but the jury is still out. Still, he's almost a lock to be a first-round pick in what appears to be a weaker class of offensive linemen.
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