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2017 NFL DRAFT

James Castleman, DT

School: Oklahoma State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 299 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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56840-

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Player Overview

Oklahoma State hasn't had a defensive tackle drafted since Pro Bowler Kevin Williams was the ninth overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft. But Castleman is looking to change that, lining up mostly at the one-technique spot for the Pokes.

Strengths Weaknesses

He is stout at the point of attack with strong hands to finish tackles, but is too easily slowed at contact, relying on upper body strength over technique to shed blocks. The most glaring weakness for Castleman based off his junior tape is his propensity to fall off balance, struggling to stay coordinated through contact and constantly ending up on the ground. He is slow footed and late to redirect, but plays comfortable on his feet, which allows him to pursue in space and gives him hope for the next level.

--Dane Brugler (6/10/14)

 
 
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06/16/2014 - Oklahoma State's top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. DT James Castleman, Senior...Oklahoma State hasn't had a defensive tackle drafted since Pro Bowler Kevin Williams was the ninth overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft. But Castleman is looking to change that, lining up mostly at the one-technique spot for the Pokes. He is stout at the point of attack with strong hands to finish tackles, but is too easily slowed at contact, relying on upper body strength over technique to shed blocks.

The most glaring weakness for Castleman based off his junior tape is his propensity to fall off balance, struggling to stay coordinated through contact and constantly ending up on the ground. He is slow footed and late to redirect, but plays comfortable on his feet, which allows him to pursue in space and gives him hope for the next level. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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