Chris Carter scouting report

Chris Carter OLB Fresno State
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 245

Good overall size. Impressive strength. A tough guy who has played through injuries. Solid speed rusher off the edge; made major strides as a pass rusher in 2010. Decent speed; has shown the ability to chase down ball carriers.
Suffered a hand injury in 2009 but played through it. Primarily lined up at defensive end at Fresno State but is too small to be a traditional 4-3 end at the next level. Very limited experience dropping into coverage. Athleticism is marginal; straight-line speed is good, but agility is average at best which may limit his upside as a 4-3 linebacker who is relied up in coverage. Slightly shorter than most teams like 3-4 outside linebackers.
Carter has the perfect skill set to transition to 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level. The only major downside to his draft stock is his lack of elite height and his inexperience at the position. He may not have the measurables and the elite athleticism of the top prospects at the positions, but he shows good instincts and consistent playmaking ability which should allow him to compete for a starting job at the next level.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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