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2015 NFL DRAFT

James Castleman, DT

School: Oklahoma State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 300 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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Player News
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

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): James Castleman (DL)...Has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 for the 2013 college football season by the Big 12 Coaches. - Oklahoma State football

08/27/2013 - DT James Castleman fully recovered from the foot surgery that kept him out of spring practice. Castleman, a junior, is expected to start alongside DT Calvin Barnett after recording 6.5 tackles for loss among 30 stops last season. - The Sports Xchange

 
Player News
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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