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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Bruce Carter

Linebacker - Bruce Carter, North Carolina

Height:  6'2"
Weight:  241
40yd:  4.60

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  No
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  Yes
Other: -

Quick Take:

Very nice Sam prospect, who is a sideline to sideline player as a four year starter.  Closes quickly and knows how to make a play.  Stays clean and can get off blocks, but doesn't make the cleanest tackles.  Average instincts, not always able to follow the ball in traffic or take the best angle to the ball carrier.  Very good zone blitz backer, with excellent ability to turn and run with a TE.  Can catch up and close small spaces quickly, making him an option if a play calls for the Sam in man to man coverage.  3 down backer and an excellent value player.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Middle of 2nd round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


Another developed, mature linebacker with 3 down capability that Denver will have a shot at with the #46 pick.  A torn ACL has hampered his offseason development, preventing him from working out at the combine or his proday, but as complete a player as he is, it is doubtful he drops out of the second round.  Put him on Denver's short list at #46.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant


3 Middle


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]