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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Adam Carriker - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ADAM CARRIKER: Nebraska, 6060 296 4.90. Three-year starter. Size and versatility. Can play end in a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. Strong in his upper body. Strong hands. Good athletic ability. Old school defensive end size. Power rusher. More of a left defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. No hold up on the line of scrimmage, quick to disengage blocker and find ball. Uses strength and technique versus the drive block and double team. Strength to pull and jerk. Quick arm over move. Stays on his feet. Can stuff the off tackle run. Good playing awareness. Will finish long and short pursuit. Can press the pocket rushing the passer. Flashes an upfield burst. Lacks the speed off the edge as a speed rusher. Plays a little tall at times and raises his pad level. Holds his ground on runs at him. Can walk a tackle back to the quarterback on a bull rush. Instinctive after get-off to find the ball. Good lateral change of direction and quickness. Works to the whistle. Scheme conscious to keep outside leverage. Physical tackler that will wrap and punch ball carrier. Doesn’t stay blocked. Works to keep blocker’s hands off of him. Will be a left run stuffing end on the next level. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 1/2, BP-33, 10-1.66). (Carriker was originally drafted by St. Louis.)