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Analysis of 6th round pick: OLB Markell Carter

Posted by Greg A. Bedard  April 30, 2011 04:49 PM

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Not a whole lot is known about the Central Arkansas product, though he was on the radar of several teams as a possible late-round selection, including the Packers.

  • Carter measured 6-4 ½ and 252 pounds at his pro day. Ran 4.70 in the 40-yard dash with an impressive 35.5 vertical jump and 10-1 broad jump.

  • Knock is that he needs to get stronger, as he only had 17 reps on the bench.

  • Obviously Carter fits the profile at outside linebacker. He’s a projection as he played end in college. He’ll be in the mix with everyone else the Patriots have there.

  • Same college (I-AA) produced Jacob Ford (Titans) and Larry Hart (Jaguars).

  • Had 30 ½ tackles for a loss and 12 sacks the past two seasons.

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