A rare Tuesday night game on ESPN2 tonight features one of the more intriguing defensive end prospects throughout the country, with Arkansas State's 6-5, 284 pound Alex Carrington , who earned Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year honors last season, getting an opportunity to showcase himself to NFL scouts.
While Carrington hasn't posted much this season in terms of numbers (11 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack), last year he was an absolute terror -- posting 19 tackles for loss and finishing only one shy of the conference record with 11.5 sacks.
Carrington isn't just a product of poor competition. He gave Iowa tackles Bryan Bulaga and Kyle Calloway plenty of trouble two weeks ago, serving as a primary reason why the Hawkeyes narrowly escaped with a narrow 24-21 victory. His one sack of the season came against Nebraska.
With scouts treasuring the few early days of the week in which they get to spend with family, there may not be a lot of NFL representatives at tonight's game against UL-Monroe. Based on the number of calls I've received today about Carrington, however, I can assure you many of them are recording this game on their own while enjoying some family time...
A strong game tonight and Carrington will be a consideration for next week's Draft Slant.