2018 NFL Draft: Top 10 LBs New York Giants should target
By Henry Buggy
#10 – Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter
Carter boosted his draft stock with an impressive senior year. The 6-foot-6, 243-pound linebacker is likely an ideal fit for a 3-4 defensive front at the next, but his speed and athleticism could lead to a starting spot as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense.
Bleacher Report’s draft analyst Matt Miller lists the Bulldogs senior as the eighth best prospect at the linebacker position and labels him the “best pass-rusher” on his most recent Big Board.
Carter recorded 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in his senior season, and helped Georgia win its first SEC Championship since 2005.
The Giants currently have five outside linebackers scheduled for free agency this offseason, including two starters, Kennard and Jonathan Casillas.
Carter may not be an ideal fit for the Giants, but Big Blue has a history of developing pass rushers into three-down linebackers. NFL evaluators will likely want to test Carter’s pass coverage skills in the coming months, but the Bulldogs linebacker has the talent to succeed in any defensive front.