However, here are a few quotes from anonymous scouts who spoke to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal about Carter: "Good player. Active and instinctive. Nose for the ball. Not a bad hitter. Not a killer." and another said, "So non-physical". A 3rd indicated that he is "most decidedly a finesse linebacker". And a 4th said, "Undisciplined, athletic, but doesn't make the most of it. Not under control a lot of the time. He's not a downhill thumper, either. Not a big, heavy, blow delivery guy. He will absorb a lot."
Those are some disconcerting reports - especially the idea of him being a finesse linebacker. Bobby Carpenter had a similar rap.
It is clear that when healthy (he blew his ACL on Nov 20) he is incredibly fast. In fact, a Top 3 LB when it comes to straight speed (Dontay Moch and Martez Wilson) with a 40 time of 4.5 and reports that he once was close to breaking 4.4 which is insane for a LB.
He also is a special teams stud, with 7 blocked kicks - 6 of them punts.
And now, a favorite past-time of mine, searching for his youtube tape. I will tell you the tape says he is fast, but he seems to run around plays and over-run plays. And he almost kills Tyrod Taylor from Virginia Tech.
Interesting pick. Check it out for yourself.
He is #54 for UNC:
UNC vs Clemson
UNC vs LSU
UNC vs Virginia Tech
And, check this out:
"How strict are you about diet?" I asked.
"Well, not very. I eat a lot of McDonald's and fast foods, but I do work out real hard."
"Like how much McDonald's?"
"Almost every day. I usually get three double cheeseburgers, medium fries, large tea and a six-piece McNuggets. I don't think eating healthy as far as eating salads and that stuff really works for me."