Castonzo doesn’t back Carimi’s boast


INDIANAPOLIS — Well, it sounds like the Boston College kid has some fight in him.

Anthony Castonzo had a lot to share during his get-to-know you session with reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, including the fact that he isn’t afraid of a challenge. Moments after Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi stood at the same podium and proclaimed himself the best offensive tackle in this year’s draft class, Castonzo was asked for his response.

“That’s his opinion,” Castonzo offered.

“It’s what we already put on film,” he added when asked what will determine who is best. “I’m not going to stand up here and say I’m better than him or he’s better than me. It’s for scouts to decide based on what we put on film. This is just the capper right here at the combine.”

Castonzo and Carimi are both highly regarded, but who is better might depend on who you ask. Mike Mayock lists Castonzo as the top tackle, while Colorado’s Nate Solder is the first tackle on Bucky Brooks’ Top 25 list. Personnel guru Gil Brandt lists USC’s Tyron Smith as the top tackle.

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