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Patriots No. 8 pick scouting report: OLB Markell Carter, Central Arkansas

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Posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
By Kevin Fishbain

It took until their eighth pick, and the 29th pick of the sixth round before the Patriots addressed their need for an edge rusher by drafting Markell Carter out of Central Arkansas. He might not be the second-round pass rusher that Patriots fans were looking for, but fits what they've been drafting in that he is a developmental prospect. Here is PFW's scouting report on Carter:

College defensive end from the same I-AA program which has produced pass-rushing draft picks Jacob Ford (Titans, 2007) and Larry Hart (Jaguars '10) in recent years, Carter produced 30 1/2 tackles for loss and 12 sacks the past two seasons. Lacks elite edge speed but has developmental size and length as a stand-up, power-leverage rusher. Flashes the ability to tug and rip off blocks and has upside given he will be a 22-year-old rookie.


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