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ILB Bruce Carter - Dallas Cowboys

6-1, 241Born: 2-19-1988College: North CarolinaDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

Carter has had a hard time overcoming injuries in both his college and professional career. Once regarded as a potential early 1st round selection, knee injuries have slowed his development and may continue to be holding him back physically. He did manage to play in a majority of the Cowboys' games last season but struggled mightily in run defense which led to the team to role share his position with Ernie Sims. However, with Sean Lee now out for the season, Carter now becomes an instant every down player and de facto leader of the defense. The tackle opportunity will be there - the question is whether or not the the front four can keep him protected enough to adequately defend the run and make tackles. He's shown enough fantasy potential in previous spurts to warrant LB3+ consideration in the hopes of LB2+ upside in his current situation. (June 26)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 32, 24, 35, 38
Overall Redraft - 62, 46
ILB Dynasty - 33, 28, 41
Overall Dynasty - 61, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2012 DAL 11 51 19 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 DAL 15 73 23 2 0 0 0 3 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 82 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 88 * * * * * * *

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