Player Profile: Bruce Carter

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010

Bruce Carter


Position: OLB School: North Carolina
Height: 6’3" Weight: 235 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.60
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:


Non-position specific categories



Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10


Linebacker Specific Categories



Max. Value


Run Stopping 8
Coverage 8
Pass Rushing 8
Tackling 8
Instincts 8
Hips/Lateral Movement 8


Explanation of Player Grading System


The Breakdown

Carter is a linebacker that does everything very well, but nothing great. If he plays to his full potential, he could be the first linebacker taken in the 2011 NFL Draft. Carter needs to find a way to play with more aggression and violence as he has the physical makeup to back it up. A sure open field tackler that rarely misses his assignment, Carter is a safe pick for a team that is looking for a 4-3 outside backer.



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Saw playing time in every game as a true freshman, starting 7 of those games. Carter has been the starting outside linebacker for North Carolina ever since.


Awards and Honors

2009: Second team All-ACC.



Communications major at North Carolina.



No known injury concerns.


Athletic Experience

Played high school basketball.



Nothing of note.



No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 65 46 19 1 0 1 1
2008 68 49 19 5 0 1 1
2007 25 16 9 0 0 0 0


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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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