4 players on Steelers radar after sending the house to Clemson’s Pro Day

Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Jackson Carman #79 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Jackson Carman, OL

Jackson Carman is a very interesting evaluation. Many believed he would have a faint chance to wind up in the late first round of the draft do his age and athleticism. However, he didn’t do much to impress at the Pro Day and it looks like the man with two first names is going to land somewhere on day two of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Carman offers some intriguing upside as he was able to be a quality starter at left tackle for Trevor Lawernce despite just turning 21 years old. Some of his issues, however, had to do with his ability to adjust to line calls and pick up exotic blitzes as he too often let a pass rusher get free to the quarterback.

Despite being listed at 6’5” and 335 pounds, Carman didn’t measure anywhere near that at his Pro Day. According to Senior Bowl director, Jim Nagy, Carman measured in at 6’4 3/4” and 317 pounds. However, his arm length was most concerning. With just 32 1/2” arms, most teams will have him as a guard at the next level. The Steelers could really use a tackle, but Carman’s position flexibility could be intriguing to them. The fact that all of their lead dogs were on hand means that Jackson Carman is still a possible day-two selection for Pittsburgh.