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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kentwan Balmer Cut at Seattle..Draft Rewind 2008

Kentwan Balmer was recently cut by Seattle after an unsuccessful run in San Francisco where he was  the 29th pick in the 1st round. He was just signed by the Carolina PanthersWhat we said about Balmer in 2008:  Balmer, Kentwan North Carolina 6044 308 5.31 One-year starter that showed limited production his senior year. Projects to a 3-4 defensive end but lack of edge speed may move him back inside. Plays high. Thick butt and thighs (a good thing.) Gets some push up inside. Not hard to move because he plays high and gets leveraged. Gets tied up and is slow to disengage. Easily walled off. Inconsistent to fight pressure. Marginal use of hands. In a rotation. Does not play the whole game. Played soft against Miami. Was put on skates at times. Lacks foot quickness and hands after first step. Did not produce until his last season. Not an explosive player. More of a pusher. Fringe pursuit effort. Doesn’t appear to be a self starter. Needs technique work in his overall game. Will be over drafted because of size. Boom or bust type. OSR:37/46. Edge speed:left 1.88, right 2.19. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/4, H-10, BP-33, 10-1.81).