Markell Carter Scouting Report
Markell Carter
Markell Carter - Central Arkansas (HT: 6-3½ - WT: 240)
Combine 40: N/A - Position Rank: 27 of 55

Positives: Good athlete... Very good speed... Explosive... Solid pass rusher... Good initial burst... Good bend on the corner... Lanky... Long arms... Active hands... Solid hand technique... Will affect passing lanes when he cannot reach the quarterback... Good balance and body control... Makes plays in the backfield... Good closing speed... Solid lateral mobility... Makes plays down the line of scrimmage... Locates the ball quickly... Tackles well... Plays low... Solid drops in coverage... Loose hips... Redirects and recovers well when he out-runs the play... Team leader... Aggressive... Plays smart... Durable, has not missed a game in two seasons... In the same mold as former Central Arkansas defensive ends Jacob Ford (Titans) and Larry Hart (Jaguars).

Negatives: Not real strong... Can be engulfed by larger blockers... Can be pushed around... Lacks the power to split double teams... Does not get off blocks especially quick... Loses ground at the point of attack... Needs a clear path to the quarterback to be successful... Tends to run around blocks, struggles to face them head on... Can be run at... Needs to improve maintaining containment... Can be slow to diagnose and read plays, not the most instinctive player... Has played in a down position and will need to adjust to standing upright... Is strictly a 3-4 OLB prospect at this point, would need to add considerable muscle mass to get looks as a defensive end... Any additional bulk might impact his speed... Lack of competition playing at the FCS level.

  143 62 81 38½ 16½ 4 1 0 1
2007 Central Arkansas   16 6 10 4 1 0 1 0 0
2008 Central Arkansas   18 5 13 1 0 0 0
2009 Central Arkansas   47 25 22 11 0 0 0 0
2010 Central Arkansas   62 26 36 19 3 0 0 1

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