Tank Carder Scouting Report

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Tank Carder Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: Big12
School: TCU Horned Frogs
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #43
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 237 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Sixth Round
Drafted 5.12 in 2012 by BUF

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.69
Bench press19
Vertical jump34.5
Broad jump10'1
Three-cone drill11.53
20-yard shuttle4.18
60-yard shuttle6.89

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tank Carder, ILB, TCU

Sure, he's got a great name, but TCU linebacker prospect Tank Carder is a solid prospect that will need to prove his athleticism won't limit him. He ran a 4.69 40 yard dash, which is pretty good for his position. Carder plays his best using his instincts to quickly diagnose plays and get after the ball carrier. Athletically, there isn't a lot to get excited about. Carder's game relies on playing within himself, sticking to his assignment and holding his own ground.

The big red flag is whether or not he can keep up with backs coming out of the backfield and tight ends. Carder is consider too undersized to play inside linebacker and too slow to play outside. There is a lot to like about his intangibles though so there will certainly be teams that appreciate his talents.

Carder plays well in short zone assignments and can seal the edge. If he is running in a straight line, he can keep up with most receivers. When asked to change directions though, he loses a step. Overall, he deserves a shot and could end up a special teams standout.

Last Updated Apr-24-2012 by Matt De Lima

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