View Full Version : Bobby Carpenter the next Lofa Tatupu?

04-18-2006, 09:51 PM
Saw this on nfl.com, Pat Kiewin was interviewing some of the top players in the draft. This is what he said about Carpenter:

Bobby Carpenter (http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/carpenter_bobby), LB, Ohio State: The son of New York Giants running back Rob Carpenter leans on his dad for advice and it has paid nice dividends so far in his career. I interviewed Bobby Carpenter for close to half an hour, and when I was finished I felt the same way as I did after getting to know Lofa Tatupu (http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/421986). Tatupu is the son of a former NFL player and it was no surprise he quickly became the leader of the Seahawks defense. He knew about pro football from a very young age and so does Carpenter. I left my time with Carpenter thinking he's got as good a chance to be a middle linebacker and lead a defense as Tatupu did coming out of college.

Here's the link:

Jimmy James
04-18-2006, 10:03 PM
I see Bobby playing on the outside...for the Dolphins. :D

John Biello
04-18-2006, 10:43 PM
physically at least, it appears he could handle the strongside as a replacement for seau.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
04-18-2006, 10:48 PM
aside from being linebackers, they don't really have much in common.

Jimmy James
04-18-2006, 10:50 PM
aside from being linebackers, they don't really have much in common.

There's also the whole 2nd generation thing. I agree that he has just as much in common with Crowder as he does with Tatupu, though.

04-19-2006, 01:42 AM
After watching a hi-lite film of Carpenter on the NFL network on demand service I am now feeling like Miami could do a lot worse then draft Carpenter.

Something I didnt know however have now learned OSU used Carpenter much like Saban does JT Carpenter was playing DE & OLB and looks as though he can rush the passer from both spots and to top it off he showed coverage ability.

I am now convinced that between Hawk....Greenway....Carpenter....Lawson....Wimbley miami if they desire can fill the SOLB position in the 1st rnd.