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NFL Draft > 2011 Prospects > OLB > Chris Carter

Chris Carter Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: MountainWest
School: Fresno State Bulldogs
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #43
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 240 lbs.
Drafted 5.31 in 2011 by PIT

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.62
Bench press27
Vertical jump36.0
Broad jump9'6
Three-cone drill6.88

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chris Carter, OLB, Fresno State

Many collegiate players have a tough time fitting into a 3-4 defense in the NFL, but Chris Carter out of Fresno State should be able to make that transition much easier than many players who spent their collegiate years in a 4-3 scheme. Carter started out as a linebacker and did quite well. As a freshman in 2007 his playing time was limited, but the 6-2, 240 pound Fontana, California native showed flashes of potential. The following year Carter earned All-WAC accolades despite moving from linebacker to defensive end in the middle of the season. Even while transitioning between positions, Carter tallied 88 tackles, 7.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks.

In 2009 Carter had to deal with injuries, but he settled into the defensive end position and tallied 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks. For his efforts he was a first-team All-WAC honoree. During his senior season Carter took it to the next level and won the conference's Defensive Player of the Year award. On the year tallied an impressive 16.5 tackles-for-loss and 11.0 sacks.

Carter will likely have to play as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense at the next level. He has the instincts and enough speed to perform well in that role. However, he has been adding weight and could be a solid pass rushing end in certain situations.

Last Updated Feb-03-2011 by Joel Welser

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