Tank Carder Scouting Report
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are expected to provide the Raiders with an interesting one-two punch out of the ba... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > ILB > Tank Carder

Tank Carder Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: Big12
School: TCU Horned Frogs
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #43
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 237 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Sixth Round
Drafted 5.12 in 2012 by BUF

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.69
Bench press19
Vertical jump34.5
Broad jump10'1
Three-cone drill11.53
20-yard shuttle4.18
60-yard shuttle6.89

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
person

Tank Carder, ILB, TCU

Sure, he's got a great name, but TCU linebacker prospect Tank Carder is a solid prospect that will need to prove his athleticism won't limit him. He ran a 4.69 40 yard dash, which is pretty good for his position. Carder plays his best using his instincts to quickly diagnose plays and get after the ball carrier. Athletically, there isn't a lot to get excited about. Carder's game relies on playing within himself, sticking to his assignment and holding his own ground.

The big red flag is whether or not he can keep up with backs coming out of the backfield and tight ends. Carder is consider too undersized to play inside linebacker and too slow to play outside. There is a lot to like about his intangibles though so there will certainly be teams that appreciate his talents.

Carder plays well in short zone assignments and can seal the edge. If he is running in a straight line, he can keep up with most receivers. When asked to change directions though, he loses a step. Overall, he deserves a shot and could end up a special teams standout.

Last Updated Apr-24-2012 by Matt De Lima

0 Comments | Add Yours
There are no comments on this prospect yet.

Most Popular
2014 NFL Draft Prospects
Scouting Reports

  1. Teddy Bridgewater
  2. Sammy Watkins
  3. Marqise Lee
  4. Carlos Hyde
  5. Mike Evans
  6. Tre Mason
Prospect Profile Search:
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties