6’5″ 313 pounds; Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Amidst all the talk of so many elite linemen returning, transferring or leaving for the NFL Draft, Jerome Carvin has fallen under the radar. However, he has been one of the staples up front for Tennessee football the past three years, and he’s shown an ability to play every position, including center. That alone makes him a valuable NFL Draft prospect.
Coming out of Cordova High School in Shelby County, Carvin was one of Jeremy Pruitt’s first commitments. His main strength is playing inside at guard, and with Trey Smith gone, he’ll likely be expected to step up in a big way this year. Expect Carvin to see lots more action and start more than just the four games he did last year.
When that happens, Carvin’s increased experience combined with his reliability is likely to make him a much more highly-touted prospect for the pros. His potential is there. Switching to a new system could make things a bit trickier, but he’ll have help up front.
Last year, Carvin only allowed one sack in action. He is as elite as anybody else on the offensive line, and he’s about to have the chance to show it in a big way. You won’t hear his name a lot as a pro prospect this offseason, but that’ll show up by the middle of the Fall.