Bruce Carter Scouting Report
Bruce Carter
Bruce Carter - North Carolina (HT: 6-3 - WT: 241)
Combine 40: DNP - Position Rank: 5 of 32

Positives: Good speed... Has good strength for his size, but could stand to add a little weight to frame... Excellent special teams performer, has blocked six kicks in college career... Does good job breaking down feet and getting in position to wrap up when tackling... Plays with pretty good motor, does not take plays off often and always tries to get to the play... Has a lot of experience dropping into zone coverage, does not make a lot of big plays in coverage, but is always quick to get to the ball in the air...Does not get out of position often, will take the extra second to identify play and make sure he is in the right place... Has experience rushing off the edge, good athleticism to get to the quarterback when not blocked well... Very sound mentally and is an overall fundamental player who rarely makes a big mistake... Hard worker with a lot of potential, always working to improve his game.

Negatives: Timid when diagnosing plays, more concerned with maintaining duties than relying on instincts... Not a heavy hitter, tends to wrap up at the ankles rather than forming up and driving through ball carrier... Must develop more as a pass rusher, gets caught up in blocks at line of scrimmage and can be neutralized easily by stronger offensive linemen... Has had minor injury concerns, several small injuries limited him early in career... Had reconstructive surgery to repair a torn ACL in mid-December.

  215 145 70 24 1 3 6 2
2007 North Carolina   25 16 9 2 0 0 0 1 0
2008 North Carolina   68 49 19 11 5 0 1 4 1
2009 North Carolina   65 46 19 1 0 1 0 1
2010 North Carolina   57 34 23 1 1 1 0

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