2011 NFL Draft Watch #20: Bruce Carter

The countdown continues and our number twenty prospect in college football is…

Outside Linebacker Bruce Carter, North Carolina (Senior):

The Skinny: The senior outside linebacker plays for perhaps the most talented front seven in all of college football, one that may feature, including Carter, four first-round picks in next year’s draft. Carter has to make enough big plays while staying within his defensive scheme to make sure that he is not considered the fourth wheel. Not an easy task. Quite often in the NFL the Defensive Rookie of the Year is a linebacker; athletically gifted linebackers who played in a pro-style defense in college can have a very smooth transition to the pros. The next in line for this honor may be Carter, a prototypical outside linebacker in UNC’s Butch Davis-led defense. If Carter can emerge from his senior season without being overshadowed by his teammates

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