|Delone Carter RB Syracuse|
|Small, compact built makes him tough to bring down. Does a nice job lowering his shoulder and delivering a hit to defenders. Excellent footwork; shiftier than you would expect for a guy his size. Thick, strong legs allows him to fight for extra yardage.|
|Lacks the speed to bounce runs to the outside with consistency. Runs too upright. Running style invites a lot of hits, and he comes with a decent amount of wear and tear. Suspended in 2010 offseason for punching a student during a snowball fight. Missed 2007 season with dislocated hip. Re-injured his hip in 2010 but did not miss any games.|
|Carter has the size to be a workhorse at the next level. He’s a classic north/south runner who can handle the pounding of 20+ carries per game. He lacks the speed and overall athleticism to be considered an elite prospect, but he should come off the board in the 3rd or 4th round and at least be given an opportunity to win a starting job down the road. He’s a very safe mid-round pick who should contribute in some capacity immediately.|
Earlier this afternoon I took some time to answer a few of your questions on twitter. A lot of them really deserve more than just four or five word response, so I thought I’d take an few minutes to elaborate…
It’s definitely possible that one or both could wind up in the top five, but I think they’ll ultimately fall a little further.
The Panthers aren’t taking a quarterback, despite some mock drafts linking them with Cam Newton. The Cardinals may consider it, but I think they’ll pass as well. Ken Whisenhunt really wants to bring in a veteran, and I think they will to appease Larry Fitzgerald as well.
That leaves the Bills. And after addressing their strongest position in the 1st round last year by taking C.J. Spiller, it’s anyone’s guess what they may do this time around. Newton and Gabbert are possibilities, but I think they’ll lean toward the best available player – A.J. Green or Patrick Peterson.