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Tank Carder

Tank Carder - #43 - ILB-OLB

Height: 6-2 3/8
Weight: 236
Speed: 4.64
Arm: 31 1/2
Hand: 9 1/8
Wingspan: 75
Birthdate: 01/18/1989
Hometown: Sweeny, TX
Grade: 5.15

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/09/2012 TCU Pro Day 6-2 3/8 232 9 1/8 31 3/4 75 3/4 36
02/29/2012 Combine 6-2 3/8 236 9 1/8 31 1/2 75 4.61 19 10'1" 34 1/2 4.19 11.53 6.92
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-2 1/4 236 9 31 74 5/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/4 224 9 3/4 31 3/4 74 3/8 4.70

 

Notes:

Was a world-class BMX rider as a youth. Was on blood thinners for a year following a car accident in seventh grade that left him with a punctured diaphragm, collapsed lung, broken back and broken ribs. Played LB, QB, RB and kicker as a Texas prep. Redshirted in 2007. Appeared in 11 games in 2008 and was credited with nine tackles, one for loss and zero sacks with one pass breakup. In ’09, started all 13 games at middle linebacker in the Horned Frogs’ 4-2-5 scheme and produced 89-10-2 with one pass breakup, one interception, a forced fumble and a 15-yard fumble recovery TD against Utah. Was the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and Rose Bowl Defensive MVP in ’10, when he started all 13 games, posting 60-9 1⁄2-3 1⁄2 with five pass breakups and one interception. Repeated as the MWC Defensive Player of the Year in ’11 after logging 70-4 1⁄2-0 with three pass breakups and two interceptions in 13 starts. Both interceptions were returned for scores — a 69-yard effort vs. Colorado State and 26 yards against Portland State.

Positives:

Fairly athletic. Good straight-line movement and foot speed. Scrapes and flows. Generates some initial pop on contact. Drops into coverage and shows alert zone reactions. Good hands to intercept passes. Has a special-teams mentality and traits. Vocal on-field leader. Three-year starter. Solid football character.

Negatives:

Shows some tightness in his hips. Exposed by speed and quickness in space. Poor take-on strength — plays short-armed and can be eliminated by larger blockers. Takes some questionable angles in pursuit. Leaky tackler. Durability is a legitimate concern.

Summary:

Worked out surprisingly well at the Combine but does not play strong in a strong man’s game, needs a clear path to produce and will have to make a dent on special teams to make it.


Tank Carder's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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