Adam Carriker Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2007 Prospects > DE > Adam Carriker

Adam Carriker Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Big10
School: Nebraska Corn Huskers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #90
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 295 lbs.
Drafted 1.13 in 2007 by STL

2007 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska

Adam Carriker was a three years starter at defensive end for Nebraska and was one of the Big 12's most dominant defensive players during that period. Carriker brings an impressive frame at almost 300 pounds, with tremendous strength and athleticism for his size. His strength and long arms allow him to gain separation from the blocker and pursue the ball carrier or quarterback. Although his strength is against the run, Carriker established himself as pass rusher with 16.5 sacks over the last two seasons at Nebraska. Carriker displays excellent foot work and agility to make his way down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the ball carrier. He is not as explosive off the edge as other prospects in the upcoming draft, but shows enough speed and quickness to close on most quarterbacks. Carriker's lack of speed off the edge makes him better suited for a 4-3 scheme versus a 3-4 at the next level. Some teams have shown concern over nagging ankle injuries that significantly limited his playing time during his first two years however; he has been injury free for the last two seasons. Carriker was extremely impressive at the Senior Bowl and combine workouts and solidified his position as a first round selection. Look for him to go mid-to-late first round.

Last Updated Mar-06-2007 by Dave Thompson

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