Delone Carter - Syracuse (HT: 5-9 - WT: 225) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 9 of 30
Positives: Very good at holding onto the football, rarely fumbles... Leaves it all out on the football field, constantly giving 100 percent and gets all the tough yards... Great runner between the tackles, keeps his pads low and churns his legs... Always keeps his legs moving, gets a ton of yards after contact... Should contribute nicely as a short yardage back... Good vision, sees the hole open up quickly... Great fit in a zone blocking scheme, at his best as a one-cut runner... Has run for 1,000 yards in back to back seasons and ended his career on a strong note with a 198 yard, two touchdown effort against Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl... Gets a lot of comparisons to Marion Barber for his style of play and knack for picking up tough yardage.
Negatives: Rather slow, gets caught from behind and has trouble reaching the corner on stretch plays and tosses... Below average in the open field, doesn't have a ton of moves to break long runs... Raw in pass protection, typically is substituted out in third down situations... Hasn't been asked to contribute much as a receiver, only has 28 career receptions in his four years at Syracuse... Comes with character concerns, had some academic issues early in his career and a misdemeanor assault charge as well... Limited upside due to his lack of measurables, more of a short yardage specialist who can contribute on first and second down... Dislocated his hip in 2007 spring game forcing him to miss the entire 2007 season... Suffered a hamstring injury in 2008 that forced him to miss most of the season.
(January 28) --
The week of Senior Bowl practices are over, but more coverage is on the way.
We have posted notes and observations from both the North and South Thursday practices as well as transcripts from the Thursday press conferences.
Also posted is a Week in Review from the week's practices. Refer to the tabs above for full coverage. We'll have all the action coming to you from Saturday's game as well.