North Carolina senior outside linebacker Bruce Carter is coming off major reconstructive knee surgery heading into the 2011 NFL Draft.
As a junior, Carter made 65 tackles, a sack and an interception, which he took to the house. Last year he made 57 stops, recorded 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one interception.
- Impressive speed
- Explosive hitter
- Excellent on special teams at blocking kicks and punts
Sheds blockers well
Have to rely on the tape
- Respectable in coverage
- High motor
- Fundamentally sound
- Hesitant locating the football
- Overly aggressive reacting to plays and sometimes out of control
- Recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last December
- Limited repertoire of pass-rushing moves
Expected draft placement
Carter could go in the second round, but his knee injury has prevented him from working out for any team. The third round is a safe projection for him, but the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints are all possible destinations for him.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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