He was a rotational defensive lineman in 2010 as a junior, starting three games and finishing with 8 tackles and 1 pass broken-up. Carmon made the transition to the offensive side of the ball and was groomed for the left tackle spot. He was in and out of the starting line-up in 2011 as a senior, starting 10 games at left tackle.
Carmon was a prized JUCO recruit two years ago and has a lot of raw ability with very good size and length. He started on the defensive line last season, but wasn?t overly productive and faced the unenviable task of replacing Derek Sherrod at left tackle in 2011.
Carmon struggled to transition cleanly to the offensive line and looked lost at time with messy technique and unpolished footwork, but he has all the natural tools to be considered a long-term developmental prospect ~ not NFL ready right now and is a long-shot to be drafted, but his natural size and strength will earn him a try-out and could pay dividends with a patient coaching staff.
Strengths: A king-sized lineman with a tall, long frame and the physical size that cannot be taught. Possesses a lot of raw power with the natural strength to overwhelm defenders in a phone booth ~ strong upper body, arms and hands.
Has coordinated footwork with the needed flexibility for the position. A hard working player who looks to get the most out of his ability ~ has experience on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
Weaknesses: Has heavy feet with limited lateral quickness ~ stiff and looks like he's moving in wet cement at times in space. Struggles with moving targets and needs to sink his hips, stay balanced and play with leverage ~ a player with his size shouldn't be driven backwards as much as he is.
Has extremely raw technique and often overextends, finding himself bent over at the waist. Heavy handed and leans too much on rushers, which leads to holding penalties. Needs to develop better awareness ~ struggled to cover assignments and pick up extra blitzers in his one-year at tackle.
Has limited experience on the offensive line and is a work in progress ~ makes too many mental errors and attracts penalties. Battled a knee injury in 2011.
NFL Comparison: Ramone Harewood, Baltimore Ravens."
-- Dane Brugler
Is long armed, displays a decent feel inside and has the body control to shed blocks inside and moves surprisingly well off his frame. Displays a natural burst to his game in tight areas and can slip blocks on occasion and work toward the football.
Displays intriguing body control/athleticism for a guy his size. However, pad level is the key as he struggles to keep his base down and doesn't play with consistent leverage into and through contact.
Made the move to OT this year and has struggled with the overall nuances of the position. Is a big bodied, talented kid who can bend, has some natural athleticism to his game, plays long and exhibits a really heavy set of hands.
There is also some initial quickness to his game as well in pass protection. But he has a tendency to get overextended trying to reach speed off the edge that he seems capable of reaching and he hasn't quite figured out how to sink his hips when anchoring.
Impression: He's a gifted athlete for his size who at worst is worth a developmental/free agent grade. He's the type of lineman I would love to have/develop on my practice squad for a year. has the skill set to make a big jump up draft boards."