North Carolina LB Bruce Carter visited the Detroit Lions Practice & Training Facility Wednesday, meeting with the coaching and administration staffs.
Carter: “I think everything went really well. They have great facilities, coaches are great. The Lions are a team that’s on the rise, so they’ve got everything going for them. I feel like it would be a great fit for me, but it’s not up to me to decide.”
One of the primary reasons Carter says he would like to go to Detroit is the stout defensive line, which – as a linebacker – would free him up to make plays.
He is also looking to bring his field goal-blocking ability to whichever team elects to draft him. Carter had five blocked kicks as a senior in 2010.
Carter: “I just think it’s something you’ve got to have a knack for. Some people say it’s luck, but I feel like it’s hard work. I’m hoping that every team that I do visit – including the Lions – see that it’s something I do well and it’s something I can add to any organization that I do go to.”
As an outside linebacker, Carter could compliment middle linebacker DeAndre Levy, who will enter his third NFL season this fall.
Said Carter of his time with the Lions’ coaches: “They said I was a great player (and) I’ve got my head on straight – good character. All the good stuff. I feel like it was an awesome visit. I really enjoyed myself.”
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