Jackson Carman (OT #79)
6’6 317 lbs
21 y/o Junior Clemson University
Games watched: MIA ‘20, ND ‘20 (both games)
Jackson Carman is a 5-star recruit out of Fairfield, Ohio. He elected to
attend Clemson University in January of 2018 after turning down offers
from Alabama, Ohio State, and several other D-1 programs.
Carman saw action in 13 games as a true freshman, including some
snaps in the national championship against Alabama.
In 2019, Carman was named preseason third-team All-ACC. Carman
started in 15 games, including a critical matchup against the eventual 2nd
overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, where he neutralized Chase Young.
This performance saw Carman named to the AP 2019 All-Bowl team.
For the 2020 season, Carman took over starting duties at left tackle,
where he played in 12 games for the Tigers. He was named Second-team
All-American by CBS Sports, Second-team All-Conference by the
Associated Press, and Second-team All-ACC.
Carman announced that he would forego his senior year at Clemson and
declared for the 2021 NFL Draft on January 7th. He finished his collegiate
career at Clemson with 1,934 total snaps and 27 consecutive starts since
● Elite athleticism for his size
● Outstanding technique when executing a single-arm strike in pass sets
● Routinely finishes in the run game. Nastiness shows up every rep.
● Immaculate ability to execute blocks in space; extremely effective in the
screen game and outside runs.
● Power is not an issue. Strength and ability to anchor pops on tape.
● Plays with adequate leverage and shows the ability to get under people.
● Relies too heavily on his striking power.
● Edges with above-average counter moves give him problems.
● Feet get stuck in the dirt; he gets caught lunging more than you would like
● Needs to improve his feet. Has the ability to do so.
● Needs to improve his motor. Has a few reps where he does not play hard
until the whistle.
Jackson Carman is talented enough to be a consistent starter at either
tackle or guard in the NFL.
If there is one word to describe Jackson, it is “NASTY.” There is simply not
another offensive lineman in the country who plays with the physicality
and violence that you see in Jackson’s game.
Nastiness, consistency, desire to get better, and a massive frame are
traits that every NFL team needs.
Jackson spent most of his career protecting the blindside of whom many
believe to be a generational talent in Trevor Lawrence. Not only did he
hold his own in that role, but he also anchored a rushing attack that
featured Travis Etienne, one of the nation’s top backs.
When you cut on the tape, #79 flashes right away.
His need for refinement in his technique may cause him to be a day two
pick. However, he has all the tools to dominate at the pro level. Versatility
is paramount these days, and Jackson Carman can play on either side of
Overall Grade: 6.0 (Day-1 Solid Starter)