The 2012 NFL Draft is closing in, with the first round this Thursday. As much as we focus on the first round, there are seven rounds and a plethora of undrafted free agents who will be looking for training camp invites. As we learned with New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, once in a while you hit a home run with one of those guys.
Let's use today's 2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile to look at a player who could fall into that third day/UDFA category. James Carmon, an offensive tackle from Mississippi State is an intriguing player with size at 6-foot-7, 330 pounds and athleticism. The Giants have worked him out, so let's get to know a little more about him.
Wes Bunting of the National Football Post sees Carmon as a development project. He points out that Carmon is a JUCO transfer and former defensive lineman who spent just one season at offensive tackle. Bunting, though, likes Carmon's athletic gifts.
"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 and see how much he can develop."
NEPatriotsDraft.com points out that Carmon faced three probably first-round picks in his lone season at left tackle -- Dontari Poe of Memphis, Melvin Ingram of South Carolina and Courtney Upshaw of Alabama.
Mike Garafolo reported recently that the Giants like Carmon's "physical and nasty" disposition.
Ourlads calls Carmon a "developmental player with tools."
Thoughts, Giants fans?
James Carmon Profile
Weight: 330 pounds
School: Mississippi State