Bruce Carter scouting report

Bruce Carter OLB North Carolina
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 241

Elite athleticism. Rare speed for his position. A dangerous pass rusher off the edge due to his speed and his relatively short stature; makes it difficult for offensive linemen to get their hands on him. Dominant special teams player; eight career blocked kicks/punts. Excels in coverage; has the athleticism and speed to match up with any tight end.
Suffered a torn ACL which required surgery in Dec. 2010. Overaggressive, which can cause him to be caught out of position on occasion. Tackling technique is suspect; often goes for the big hit and will miss some easy tackles as a result.
Carter has 1st-round talent but his offseason surgery eliminates any chance of him coming off the board within the first 32 picks. His lack of size limits the number of teams that may be interested in his services – some 3-4 defense won’t see him as a great fit unless they want to move him inside. He is a very safe late 2nd or 3rd round pick due to his ability to contribute on special teams. At worst, he’ll be a quality backup and special teams star.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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