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Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 03:18 PM
Not bad. This is great value. He is one tremendous athlete. Great speed.

11 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss in 2010. This however was a 4-3 DE. He'll need to make the change but his athletism should allow for that to be a not too difficult transition.

steelerkeylargo
04-30-2011, 03:20 PM
Typical Steeler draft pick...I actually had him as a 4th round pick for us in one of my Sig mocks

http://thenationalfootballreport.com/20 ... is-carter/ (http://thenationalfootballreport.com/2011/04/14/2011-nfl-draft-profile-chris-carter/)

NJ-STEELER
04-30-2011, 03:21 PM
OLB or does he project to ILB in our system?

good value

Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 03:22 PM
OLB or does he project to ILB in our system?

good value

OLB

steelerkeylargo
04-30-2011, 03:22 PM
I also interviewed him at the East-West game. Here is the transcript. Very confident borderline cocky kid. Knew all his stats.

http://thenationalfootballreport.com/20 ... -bulldogs/ (http://thenationalfootballreport.com/2011/01/22/qa-with-chris-carter-de-fresno-st-bulldogs/)

Shoe
04-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Damn this kid sounds good. Kiper's draft guide raves about him, and Nawrocki also like him. They say he gave Gabe Carimi fits (same guy who handled Cam Heyward). Throwing out the comparisons... we said Cortez Allen was Ike Taylor-like. This guy seems, dare I say... Peezy-like. Or at least Haggans-like (which is a compliment).

RuthlessBurgher
04-30-2011, 03:26 PM
Good value where we got him. NFLDraftScout has him ranked as a 3rd round prospect, and WalterFootball listed him a 2-3. We drafted Thad Gibson to be our #4 OLB last year behind Harrison, Woodley, and Worilds. San Fran picked him up when we needed to make a move mid-season to add a d-lineman (Steve McLendon) to our active roster from the practice squad due to injuries there, so now Carter replaces him in that spot going forward.


Chris Carter, DE/OLB, Fresno State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: 4.66.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: . Vertical: 36. Arm: 33.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
3/15/11: Chris Carter had 16 TFL and 10 sacks in 2010. His 1.59 10-yard split at the Combine was pretty impressive.

5/7/10: Another very small rush linebacker, Chris Carter accumulated 13 TFL and five sacks as a junior.

http://walterfootball.com/draft2011OLB3-4.php


Chris Carter, DS #9 OLB, Fresno State
Selected: Round 5, Pick 31, Overall Pick 162 by Steelers

College: Fresno State Number: 43
Height: 6-1 Weight: 248
Position: OLB Pos2: Pass Rush DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2011
40 Time: 4.58 40 Low: 4.52 40 High: 4.68
Projected Round: 3 Stock: High: 3 Low: 5-6
Rated number 9 out of 169 OLB's 93 / 2088 TOTAL

Combine Results:
Height: 6011
Weight: 248
40 Yrd Dash: 4.58
20 Yrd Dash: 2.67
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 27
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 09'06"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.34
3-Cone Drill: 6.88
4.63/4.73/4.85 40 range before Combine

Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9-1-10: #21 OLB, #249/750 Overall, 7-FA
2010: 2010 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...Carter, the 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, was among the national sack leaders all season. He has been selected first-team All-WAC each of the last two seasons and finished his career with nearly 200 tackles and 19.5 sacks. During the 2010 season he led the WAC with 11 sacks and made 16.5 tackles for losses....7th in the NCAA with 11.0 quarterback sacks; ranks 16th in the NCAA in TLF (16.5)...Fifth in the NCAA in forced fumbles with four (0.33 per game)...2009: First-team All-WAC in ‘09 despite playing with a club on his hand... Sixth in the WAC in quarterback sacks with four... Sixth in the WAC and ranks 62nd in the NCAA in tackles for losses with 10.5... Second-team All-WAC last season despite playing two different positions...Has 150 tackles in his career, with 20.5 tackles for losses and 8.5 sacks...2008: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 ... Was second on the team in tackles with 88, 38 being solo ... Had seven tackles for loss and four sacks ... Had a season-high 11 tackles against Nevada and 10 tackles at UCLA ... Had two tackles for a loss and two sacks against New Mexico State ... Earned Second-Team All-WAC honors...2007: Had 11 solo tackles during his freshman year and four assisted for a total of 15 tackles on the season ... Recovered a fumble and had two tackles resulting in six yards lost.

04/04/11 - Top linebacker prospects: 8. Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-1, 248, 3 While scouts are debating where a few pass-rushing prospects will fit best in the NFL, Carter simply lacks the size to remain at defensive end. The 2010 WAC defensive player of the year finished his career with 19.5 sacks, including 11 last season to go along with 16.5 tackles for loss. Carter has long arms, a muscular frame and a good burst off the snap. He's also a heady player who studied philosophy and pre-law and should be able to handle the mental aspects of a move to outside linebacker. That won't help him in physical mismatches in defending the run and is another prospect who must prove he can handle coverage responsibilities. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange

03/15/11 - Could be outside looking in (2nd round): OLB Chris Carter (Fresno State)...His exceptional Combine (4.58 40, 27 reps, 6.88 3-cone) and production for the Bulldogs could make him a late second-round pick. Carter's tape does not portend great consistency, however, so a top 64 slot is no sure thing. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

12/18/10 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Chris Carter was named the Bulldogs' MVP in a vote of his teammates. Carter, a senior, had a team-high 11 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss this season. He also had four forced fumbles. Carter, a converted linebacker, has 19.5 career sacks. - The Sports Xchange

12/07/10 - 2010 ALL-WAC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL-Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-2, 230, Sr., has been selected All-WAC First Team for the 2010 college football season as selected by the WAC’s nine head coaches. Carter leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11.0 for a loss of 63 yards on the season. He is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. He has a total of 55 tackles (32 solo). He has also forced four fumbles on the year. Carter has helped lead Fresno State to third in the WAC in total defense. - Fresno State football

12/06/10 - 2010 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Chris Carter, a senior defensive lineman from Fontana, Calif. (Kaiser Fontana), leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11.0 for a loss of 63 yards on the season. He is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. He has a total of 55 tackles (32 solo). He has also forced four fumbles on the year. Carter has helped lead Fresno State to third in the WAC in total defense. This is Fresno State’s fourth WAC Defensive Player of the Year award as defensive tackle Alan Harper won it in 2001, defensive lineman Garrett McIntyre won it in 2005 and linebacker Marcus Riley won it in 2007. - WAC football

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=68930&draftyear=2011&genpos=OLB

RuthlessBurgher
04-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Past Buddy Ryan quote about WR Cris Carter: "All he does is catch touchdowns."

Future Rex Ryan quote about LB Chris Carter: "All he does is sack Joe Flacco."

:tt2 :tt1 :ratsuck

Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Good value where we got him. NFLDraftScout has him ranked as a 3rd round prospect, and WalterFootball listed him a 2-3. We drafted Thad Gibson to be our #4 OLB last year behind Harrison, Woodley, and Worilds. San Fran picked him up when we needed to make a move mid-season to add a d-lineman (Steve McLendon) to our active roster from the practice squad due to injuries there, so now Carter replaces him in that spot going forward.

[quote]Chris Carter, DE/OLB, Fresno State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: 4.66.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: . Vertical: 36. Arm: 33.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
3/15/11: Chris Carter had 16 TFL and 10 sacks in 2010. His 1.59 10-yard split at the Combine was pretty impressive.

5/7/10: Another very small rush linebacker, Chris Carter accumulated 13 TFL and five sacks as a junior.

http://walterfootball.com/draft2011OLB3-4.php


Chris Carter, DS #9 OLB, Fresno State
Selected: Round 5, Pick 31, Overall Pick 162 by Steelers

College: Fresno State Number: 43
Height: 6-1 Weight: 248
Position: OLB Pos2: Pass Rush DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2011
40 Time: 4.58 40 Low: 4.52 40 High: 4.68
Projected Round: 3 Stock: High: 3 Low: 5-6
Rated number 9 out of 169 OLB's 93 / 2088 TOTAL

Combine Results:
Height: 6011
Weight: 248
40 Yrd Dash: 4.58
20 Yrd Dash: 2.67
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 27
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 09'06"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.34
3-Cone Drill: 6.88
4.63/4.73/4.85 40 range before Combine

Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9-1-10: #21 OLB, #249/750 Overall, 7-FA
2010: 2010 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...Carter, the 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, was among the national sack leaders all season. He has been selected first-team All-WAC each of the last two seasons and finished his career with nearly 200 tackles and 19.5 sacks. During the 2010 season he led the WAC with 11 sacks and made 16.5 tackles for losses....7th in the NCAA with 11.0 quarterback sacks; ranks 16th in the NCAA in TLF (16.5)...Fifth in the NCAA in forced fumbles with four (0.33 per game)...2009: First-team All-WAC in ‘09 despite playing with a club on his hand... Sixth in the WAC in quarterback sacks with four... Sixth in the WAC and ranks 62nd in the NCAA in tackles for losses with 10.5... Second-team All-WAC last season despite playing two different positions...Has 150 tackles in his career, with 20.5 tackles for losses and 8.5 sacks...2008: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 ... Was second on the team in tackles with 88, 38 being solo ... Had seven tackles for loss and four sacks ... Had a season-high 11 tackles against Nevada and 10 tackles at UCLA ... Had two tackles for a loss and two sacks against New Mexico State ... Earned Second-Team All-WAC honors...2007: Had 11 solo tackles during his freshman year and four assisted for a total of 15 tackles on the season ... Recovered a fumble and had two tackles resulting in six yards lost.

04/04/11 - Top linebacker prospects: 8. Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-1, 248, 3 While scouts are debating where a few pass-rushing prospects will fit best in the NFL, Carter simply lacks the size to remain at defensive end. The 2010 WAC defensive player of the year finished his career with 19.5 sacks, including 11 last season to go along with 16.5 tackles for loss. Carter has long arms, a muscular frame and a good burst off the snap. He's also a heady player who studied philosophy and pre-law and should be able to handle the mental aspects of a move to outside linebacker. That won't help him in physical mismatches in defending the run and is another prospect who must prove he can handle coverage responsibilities. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange

03/15/11 - Could be outside looking in (2nd round): OLB Chris Carter (Fresno State)...His exceptional Combine (4.58 40, 27 reps, 6.88 3-cone) and production for the Bulldogs could make him a late second-round pick. Carter's tape does not portend great consistency, however, so a top 64 slot is no sure thing. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

12/18/10 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Chris Carter was named the Bulldogs' MVP in a vote of his teammates. Carter, a senior, had a team-high 11 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss this season. He also had four forced fumbles. Carter, a converted linebacker, has 19.5 career sacks. - The Sports Xchange

12/07/10 - 2010 ALL-WAC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL-Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-2, 230, Sr., has been selected All-WAC First Team for the 2010 college football season as selected by the WAC’s nine head coaches. Carter leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11.0 for a loss of 63 yards on the season. He is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. He has a total of 55 tackles (32 solo). He has also forced four fumbles on the year. Carter has helped lead Fresno State to third in the WAC in total defense. - Fresno State football

12/06/10 - 2010 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Chris Carter, a senior defensive lineman from Fontana, Calif. (Kaiser Fontana), leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11.0 for a loss of 63 yards on the season. He is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. He has a total of 55 tackles (32 solo). He has also forced four fumbles on the year. Carter has helped lead Fresno State to third in the WAC in total defense. This is Fresno State’s fourth WAC Defensive Player of the Year award as defensive tackle Alan Harper won it in 2001, defensive lineman Garrett McIntyre won it in 2005 and linebacker Marcus Riley won it in 2007. - WAC football

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=68930&draftyear=2011&genpos=OLB[/quote:2b44kz0a]


This kid will eventually be the replacement to James Harrison (2 to 3 years). He has all that you want in a 3-4 OLB. Speed (4.58), strength (27 reps), pass rushing moves, and a hi-octane motor. And he is mean too.

NJ-STEELER
04-30-2011, 03:33 PM
why would rex care if carter sacks flacco? :stirpot

NJ-STEELER
04-30-2011, 03:34 PM
Good value where we got him. NFLDraftScout has him ranked as a 3rd round prospect, and WalterFootball listed him a 2-3. We drafted Thad Gibson to be our #4 OLB last year behind Harrison, Woodley, and Worilds. San Fran picked him up when we needed to make a move mid-season to add a d-lineman (Steve McLendon) to our active roster from the practice squad due to injuries there, so now Carter replaces him in that spot going forward.

[quote]Chris Carter, DE/OLB, Fresno State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: 4.66.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: . Vertical: 36. Arm: 33.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
3/15/11: Chris Carter had 16 TFL and 10 sacks in 2010. His 1.59 10-yard split at the Combine was pretty impressive.

5/7/10: Another very small rush linebacker, Chris Carter accumulated 13 TFL and five sacks as a junior.

http://walterfootball.com/draft2011OLB3-4.php


Chris Carter, DS #9 OLB, Fresno State
Selected: Round 5, Pick 31, Overall Pick 162 by Steelers

College: Fresno State Number: 43
Height: 6-1 Weight: 248
Position: OLB Pos2: Pass Rush DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2011
40 Time: 4.58 40 Low: 4.52 40 High: 4.68
Projected Round: 3 Stock: High: 3 Low: 5-6
Rated number 9 out of 169 OLB's 93 / 2088 TOTAL

Combine Results:
Height: 6011
Weight: 248
40 Yrd Dash: 4.58
20 Yrd Dash: 2.67
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 27
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 09'06"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.34
3-Cone Drill: 6.88
4.63/4.73/4.85 40 range before Combine

Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9-1-10: #21 OLB, #249/750 Overall, 7-FA
2010: 2010 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...Carter, the 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, was among the national sack leaders all season. He has been selected first-team All-WAC each of the last two seasons and finished his career with nearly 200 tackles and 19.5 sacks. During the 2010 season he led the WAC with 11 sacks and made 16.5 tackles for losses....7th in the NCAA with 11.0 quarterback sacks; ranks 16th in the NCAA in TLF (16.5)...Fifth in the NCAA in forced fumbles with four (0.33 per game)...2009: First-team All-WAC in ‘09 despite playing with a club on his hand... Sixth in the WAC in quarterback sacks with four... Sixth in the WAC and ranks 62nd in the NCAA in tackles for losses with 10.5... Second-team All-WAC last season despite playing two different positions...Has 150 tackles in his career, with 20.5 tackles for losses and 8.5 sacks...2008: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 ... Was second on the team in tackles with 88, 38 being solo ... Had seven tackles for loss and four sacks ... Had a season-high 11 tackles against Nevada and 10 tackles at UCLA ... Had two tackles for a loss and two sacks against New Mexico State ... Earned Second-Team All-WAC honors...2007: Had 11 solo tackles during his freshman year and four assisted for a total of 15 tackles on the season ... Recovered a fumble and had two tackles resulting in six yards lost.

04/04/11 - Top linebacker prospects: 8. Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-1, 248, 3 While scouts are debating where a few pass-rushing prospects will fit best in the NFL, Carter simply lacks the size to remain at defensive end. The 2010 WAC defensive player of the year finished his career with 19.5 sacks, including 11 last season to go along with 16.5 tackles for loss. Carter has long arms, a muscular frame and a good burst off the snap. He's also a heady player who studied philosophy and pre-law and should be able to handle the mental aspects of a move to outside linebacker. That won't help him in physical mismatches in defending the run and is another prospect who must prove he can handle coverage responsibilities. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange

03/15/11 - Could be outside looking in (2nd round): OLB Chris Carter (Fresno State)...His exceptional Combine (4.58 40, 27 reps, 6.88 3-cone) and production for the Bulldogs could make him a late second-round pick. Carter's tape does not portend great consistency, however, so a top 64 slot is no sure thing. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

12/18/10 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Chris Carter was named the Bulldogs' MVP in a vote of his teammates. Carter, a senior, had a team-high 11 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss this season. He also had four forced fumbles. Carter, a converted linebacker, has 19.5 career sacks. - The Sports Xchange

12/07/10 - 2010 ALL-WAC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL-Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-2, 230, Sr., has been selected All-WAC First Team for the 2010 college football season as selected by the WAC’s nine head coaches. Carter leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11.0 for a loss of 63 yards on the season. He is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. He has a total of 55 tackles (32 solo). He has also forced four fumbles on the year. Carter has helped lead Fresno State to third in the WAC in total defense. - Fresno State football

12/06/10 - 2010 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Chris Carter, a senior defensive lineman from Fontana, Calif. (Kaiser Fontana), leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11.0 for a loss of 63 yards on the season. He is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. He has a total of 55 tackles (32 solo). He has also forced four fumbles on the year. Carter has helped lead Fresno State to third in the WAC in total defense. This is Fresno State’s fourth WAC Defensive Player of the Year award as defensive tackle Alan Harper won it in 2001, defensive lineman Garrett McIntyre won it in 2005 and linebacker Marcus Riley won it in 2007. - WAC football

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=68930&draftyear=2011&genpos=OLB


This kid will eventually be the replacement to James Harrison (2 to 3 years). He has all that you want in a 3-4 OLB. Speed (4.58), strength (27 reps), pass rushing moves, and a hi-octane motor. And he is mean too.[/quote:1w1eucuh]

what about worilds?

Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 03:42 PM
what about worilds?


The replacement to Woodley. That's waht the Steelers have always done. Have an influx of talent in the wings at OLB to repalce those that have contracted themselves out or have started to decline. Now I know Woodley is young but at some point at his rate he is going to cost small fortune. He has improved every year and that is a recipe for Fort Knox.

steelerkeylargo
04-30-2011, 03:45 PM
I think you could see Harrison move inside in a year or two.

Eddie Spaghetti
04-30-2011, 03:47 PM
woodley already signed

RuthlessBurgher
04-30-2011, 03:49 PM
why would rex care if carter sacks flacco? :stirpot

We are in the 6th round already, so my brain is obviously mush by now (it was oatmeal in round 5, and will likely be tapioca pudding by round 7). Apparently, I still think it is 2008 and Rex is still in Baltimore and Joe Flacco is their rookie QB. Ugh... :lol:

Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 03:56 PM
woodley already signed

Yes but I'm referring to his next contract.

NJ-STEELER
04-30-2011, 05:02 PM
[quote="Eddie Spaghetti":2hy21xhx]woodley already signed

Yes but I'm referring to his next contract.[/quote:2hy21xhx]

they likely franchised him to work out a longer deal...like starks did. or did you mean after his next muti year contract. you think he's gonna be a sub his first 4 years here?

worilds is already being groomed for harrison's spot.

bigger, faster, higher draft pick....he's debo's replacement

birtikidis
04-30-2011, 06:02 PM
I think you could see Harrison move inside in a year or two.
why? he's never played there before. In a year or two you'll see sylvester and timmons in the middle and Worilds taking Jimmy hates spot. two years he'll be 35 and have already had 2 back surgeries.

steelerkeylargo
04-30-2011, 06:09 PM
I think you could see Harrison move inside in a year or two.
why? he's never played there before. In a year or two you'll see sylvester and timmons in the middle and Worilds taking Jimmy hates spot. two years he'll be 35 and have already had 2 back surgeries.

I said "could" . I would say Worilds & Woodley on the outside with Timmons & Harrison on the inside would possibly be our best set of backers in a couple years. Harrison will probly slow down a step and the inside could be his future.

hawaiiansteel
05-03-2011, 11:00 PM
it's always nice to ruin the Ravens' plans... :tt2


"The Ravens wound up drafting Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith in the first round rather than go with pass rushers like Da'Quan Bowers, Cameron Heyward, Muhammad Wilkerson, Akeem Ayers and Brooks Reed.

Then, the Ravens had their eye on Fresno State outside linebacker Chris Carter, whom they interviewed at the NFL scouting combine. However, he was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round two picks before their pair of compensatory selections."

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Rav ... shers.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Ravens-to-explore-free-agent-pass-rushers.html)

steelblood
05-04-2011, 11:53 AM
Damn this kid sounds good. Kiper's draft guide raves about him, and Nawrocki also like him. They say he gave Gabe Carimi fits (same guy who handled Cam Heyward). Throwing out the comparisons... we said Cortez Allen was Ike Taylor-like. This guy seems, dare I say... Peezy-like. Or at least Haggans-like (which is a compliment).

Chris Carter gave Carimi fits in 2009 and so did Heyward. In 2010, Carimi handled Heyward and Adrian Clayborn.

focosteeler
05-04-2011, 04:32 PM
it's always nice to ruin the Ravens' plans... :tt2


"The Ravens wound up drafting Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith in the first round rather than go with pass rushers like Da'Quan Bowers, Cameron Heyward, Muhammad Wilkerson, Akeem Ayers and Brooks Reed.

Then, the Ravens had their eye on Fresno State outside linebacker Chris Carter, whom they interviewed at the NFL scouting combine. However, he was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round two picks before their pair of compensatory selections."

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Rav ... shers.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Ravens-to-explore-free-agent-pass-rushers.html)

:Cheers

sentinel33
05-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Way excited for this guy.

Harrison, Woodley, Worilds and Carter.
With Timmons, Farrior and Sylvester.

That could be absolutely SICK!

Even if he only provides a stat line similar to Worilds this past season.

NJ-STEELER
05-04-2011, 10:15 PM
really in demand for a 5th Rdr

...Carter wouldn't have made it to Baltimore in the 5th - GB would have drafted him - 1 pick after the Steelers. TT admitted as much....

hawaiiansteel
06-23-2011, 12:29 PM
Exclusive Interview: Steelers Rookie Chris Carter Readies Himself For NFL Season

Monday, June 20, 2011

By Todd Kaufmann
Senior Writer

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VBrjkPmUqsI/Tfuihl3rD6I/AAAAAAAAARU/ypprm1IDK60/s320/CC1.jpg

When former Fresno State defensive end Chris Carter was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, he knew this was just a first great step towards continuing his football career.

With the lockout looming large. with no end in sight, the players have to come up with their own way to stay in shape. Some have taken part in team organized workouts, while others have continued to do their own thing.

For Carter, as he told me over the phone last Wednesday night, he has remained in California and has trained with some very recognizable names.

"I'm in Los Angeles training at API (Athletes Performace, Inc) in Carson, Calif.," said Carter. "Ryan Clady, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Terrell Owens are just a few of the players who come out here to train."

So what does a rookie do to keep himself in shape and make sure he is ready for the rigors of an NFL season?

While he is not in Pittsburgh with teammates, Carter is doing all he can to make sure he is in the best shape he can be in.

"Every day we usually start out with a lot of running for about an hour. On Mondays we do a lot of linear things and on Tuesday and Thursday we work on foot work, try to be explosive, and then after our running we do a lot of high intensity weight lifting for about an hour,"Carter continued.

Though he is doing it himself, Carter told me some of his future Steelers teammates are also reaching out to him to make sure he's staying in shape and ready for the days to come.

"Rashard Mendenhall, James Harrison and Stevenson Sylvester all called me and made sure I was working hard and answered any questions I had. I'm really appreciative of those guys," said Carter.

There are a lot of college players who are able to come in as a rookie and make a seamless transition. Some college players, who have played in some of the top conferences in the country, know what it is like to play some of the strongest and fastest players in their sport.

Coming from Fresno State however, Carter admits he'll need to learn how to be a lot more flexible.

"Flexibility is a huge factor when you make the transition from college to the NFL as well as knowledge of the game. Those are things I'll really need to focus on," Carter said.

At 6'1" and 248 pounds, the former defensive end will go from a position where he became a star to the linebacker position in the NFL. But if you ask Carter, he still has one goal in mind.

"I want to be a Pro Bowl linebacker," he told me. "I plan on making that happen. I need to work hard, absorb everything, and learn the way I need to do it."

It's not every day you come across a former small conference defensive end who already has a goal in mind, and knows exactly how to achieve that goal. It also doesn't hurt that he has an NFL wide receiver as a mentor. An NFL wide receiver who also knows what it is like to make the transition from Fresno State to the pros.

"Bernard Berrian has really been reaching out to me a lot, taking me under his wing and has been mentoring me," Carter went on to say. "We just recently got in contact with each other a few weeks ago, and he really has been looking out for me."

Having a guy like Berrian, a star in his own right when he was at Fresno State, helps Carter be able to make the mental transition to a much faster game than he's ever been up against. It helps him learn what he will need to do when he reports to camp once the lockout comes to an end.

And if you think Carter doesn't know much about the Steelers and the kind of organization he will be playing for, you might want to think again.

"I'm going to an organization with a lot of history and a lot of tradition," he said. "There are a lot of great veterans for me to learn and absorb a lot of knowledge from. These guys have established a great career and history for themselves and I want to follow in their footsteps."

Carter has yet to make the trip to Pittsburgh but plans on doing so soon. While he admits he's been told the lockout will be over "very soon," with all the work he is already doing, he may end up surprising people when he actually reports to camp stronger, faster, and determined to make a difference.

http://www.nationalfootballauthority.co ... arter.html (http://www.nationalfootballauthority.com/2011/06/pittsburgh-steelers-rookie-chris-carter.html)

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