Summary: Bruce Carter had some disappointment at the start of the season when fellow Tar Heel standouts were suspended, and at the end of it when he tore his ACL. His outlook heading into the 2011 NFL Draft would certainly be much different had he played on an elite defense and finished the year healthy. Instead there are lingering doubts.
Linebackers on the weak side are not as coveted in the draft as it is, but Carter is one of the top prospects in that spot. This is not to say a team won't bank on his athleticism hoping he can add weight and play in their 3-4. His contribution blocking kicks has to be considered because teams are always looking for special teams help in their linebackers.
Player Comparison: Quincy Black. Neither player is known for tackling prowess, and they share very similar height, weight and speed measurables. Whereas Black saw his stock rise with a strong showing at the Combine, Carter's medical has him trending down. In the final analysis, however, it looks like Carter might be an early third-round pick just as Black was.
If the Patriots get Richard Sherman, then I would have no choice but to quit watching and caring about NFL football. So for the love of the game, the Seahawks must NOT trade Sherman to the Patriots. (they shouldn't trade Sherman at all, unless they realize that the window of opportunity is officially shut)
As the NFL Draft approaches, I will be making weekly adjustments up until the 27th of April. Rest of the writeups will be coming later this week. Any questions/comments/criticisms can be voiced in the comments. I will respond to all.