2018 NFL Draft: Top 10 pass rushers for New York Giants
By Henry Buggy
#9 – Georgia OLB Lorenzo Carter
Lorenzo Carter may not have lived up to his high expectations in Athens but does have the length and quickness to excel as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level. Through four seasons at Georgia, Carter amassed 166 tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, and six forced fumbles.
The 6-foot-6, 242-pound prospect has the talent to play outside linebacker in either a 3-4 or 4-3 base defense, but he is more suited to succeed as a pure pass rusher in a 3-4 scheme. Despite little improvement in his sophomore and junior seasons, at least one NFC scout noticed a difference in his play in 2017, via NFL Network.
"“He was a really big deal coming out but I didn’t think he developed as much after his freshman year as I expected him to. He’s been in a lot of different roles over there but this year I thought he looked more aggressive and more comfortable outside.”"
Carter is projected to be a second to third-round selection.