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With The 23rd Pick In The 2011 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, The Philadelphia Eagles Select...


Gabe Carimi - OT, Wisconsin

Pick made by chad72:

Besides the fact that he won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman, Gabe Carimi also offered his experience and consistency as being key reasons why he should be the first offensive tackle selected in the 2011 draft. "I'm a physical player who has gone against four potential first round picks this year," Carimi explained when asked why he thought he should go off the board first. In terms of competition, it is hard to argue with Carimi. After all, he faced Adrian Clayborn (Iowa), Cameron Heyward (Ohio State), Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue) and JJ Watt (Wisconsin), who Carimi obviously faced in practice. Carimi identified Clayborn as the toughest defensive end he faced this season based largely on the Hawkeye defensive end's initial quickness. Scouts no doubt will like Carimi's confidence. They'll also like the fact that Carimi started four years at Wisconsin, all at left tackle.

The Eagles surrendered 52 sacks last year. Yes, a few of them were coverage sacks that Vick took but still, 52 was way too many. With the hiring of Howard Mudd, expect that to be cut by about 20 at least. The future of the Eagles depends on the time given to Vick to get the ball to playmakers like DJax and Maclin but they also have another dynamic playmaker in LeSean McCoy. Gabe Carimi, drawing comparisons to Jon Runyan, is perfect for Andy Reid's blocking scheme. Winston Justice, who was benched in the Green Bay playoff loss, will be challenged by Carimi in the first year. The Eagles, for the most of the time, shore up their lines when it comes to first round picks, and Carimi would fit in just fine with that line.

If Carimi is taken 23rd overall, it'll be the first time since 2004 the Eagles have taken an OT in the first round (Shawn Andrews). Also, he'd be the first OT taken from Wisconsin in the first round since Joe Thomas was taken 3rd overall by the Browns in 2007.

Gabe Carimi Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

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Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Nick Fairley DT Auburn palco
2 Denver Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson chad72
3 Buffalo Marcell Dareus DT/DE Alabama Buffalo_Bill_Cody
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR Georgia beerbrunch
5 Arizona Patrick Peterson CB LSU JesusNinja13
6 Cleveland Robert Quinn DE North Carolina nickfromnaptown
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska nopuntintended
8 Tennessee Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Aerostar193
9 Dallas Nate Solder OT Colorado Addai Another Aday
10 Washington Julio Jones WR Alabama TouchdownColts
11 Houston Von Miller LB Texas A&M SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
12 Minnesota Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue Mr. Indianapolis Colts
13 Detroit Jimmy Smith CB Colorado Bradman721
14 St. Louis Cameron Jordan DE California VolsnCards5
15 Miami Mark Ingram RB Alabama metallicolts
16 Jacksonville J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Collin McCollough
17 New England Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College mgrex03
18 San Diego Akeem Ayers DE UCLA ColtsFanFromHawaii
19 N.Y. Giants Mike Pouncey OL Florida erockrap
20 Tampa Bay Aldon Smith DE Missouri Benjamin Savage
21 Kansas City Drake Nevis DT LSU FreeneyAteYourLunch
22 Indianapolis Corey Liuget DT Illinois BlueVol03
23 Philadelphia Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin chad72
24 New Orleans chad72
25 Seattle Vikings55Thunder
26 Baltimore JaredCounterman
27 Atlanta fiftycal2004
28 New England mgrex03
29 Chicago DClark#44
30 N.Y. Jets Eltoasto
31 Pittsburgh
32 Green Bay sanders_fan89