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Bruce Carter
Round 2, Pick 40
Position: OLB
Class:  4Sr
Conference: Atlantic Coast
HT: 6-1.5
WT: 241
40 Time: 4.62
Biography: "Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 57/3.5/2.5, one interception, and two pass break-ups. Suffered a knee injury that required surgery last November. Had 65/7.5/2 as a junior and 68/11/5 as a sophomore."

Positives: "Three-down linebacker who displayed outstanding athleticism and ability prior to his injury. Quick out to the sidelines, covers a lot of area on the field and outstanding in pursuit. Shows speed in every direction of the field, has an explosive burst to the action and changes direction without losing momentum. Breaks down well, turns it on in one quick step, and goes hard after ball carriers. Gets depth on pass drops and effective in coverage. Remains disciplined with assignments."

Negatives: Not a strong wrap-up tackler. Average instincts and a late reactor. Struggles getting off blocks.

Analysis: Carter was rated as one of the better weak side linebackers available in the draft before his knee injury last November. He relies on his speed and athleticism to make plays but must prove he's back to full health to have any chance of starting at the next level. Carter will be good value outside of the draft's top 45 selections.

Projection: 2-3
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