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    Steelers draft -Round 5 Chris Carter LB Fresno St

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    Top linebacker prospects: 8. Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-1, 248, 3 While scouts are debating where a few pass-rushing prospects will fit best in the NFL, Carter simply lacks the size to remain at defensive end. The 2010 WAC defensive player of the year finished his career with 19.5 sacks, including 11 last season to go along with 16.5 tackles for loss. Carter has long arms, a muscular frame and a good burst off the snap. He's also a heady player who studied philosophy and pre-law and should be able to handle the mental aspects of a move to outside linebacker. That won't help him in physical mismatches in defending the run and is another prospect who must prove he can handle coverage responsibilities
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    9. Chris Carter, DE/OLB, Fresno State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 248.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.66.
    Pro Day 40 Time: .
    Benchx225: . Vertical: 36. Arm: 33.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

    3/15/11: Chris Carter had 16 TFL and 10 sacks in 2010. His 1.59 10-yard split at the Combine was pretty impressive.

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    I'll never complain about them adding LB's to the roster especially pass rushers......

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    Seems to be really good value here.

    The question is, if this guy has a good camp and makes the team... Who is gone? Foote, Fox? Sylvester isn't going anywhere.
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    could be a nice upgrade as a backup in fox's spot...shoulda just kept gibson though

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    could be a nice upgrade as a backup in fox's spot...shoulda just kept gibson though
    here is a blib out of GB's Todd McShay has the Packers selecting Carter in the third round of his latest NFL Mock Draft.

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    I never worry about Linebackers they draft. As long as Keith Butler is the coach, I like the chances of this kid panning out.

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    Fox and Foote were so dissapointing this year that I am glad to see Butler get some new ammo.
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    Carter's not going to play inside linebacker though, he's an outside linebacker for us. He played mostly with his hand down in college coming off the edge, so he'll make the transition to OLB for us.

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    He seems like another robot with a big motor that the Steelers always seem to find.

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