The Giants have selected Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter with the 66th pick:
With the second pick in the third round (66thoverall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter. Here are five things to know about the new Giant:
1. Carter played in 54 games with 26 starts for the Bulldogs, recording 20.5 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries. He earned second-team All-SEC honors last season.
- NFL.com scouting report: Carter was a five-star prospect and one of the most heralded players in the nation when he was recruited by Georgia but he never made the impact expected of him as a Bulldog. However, Carter played with increased toughness and confidence this year and his NFL potential began to reassert itself once again. Carter is an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or 4-3 with sideline-to-sideline range and the tools to become a productive edge rusher in sub-packages. He needs to add more bulk, but he is a future NFL starter.
- Strengths: Tremendously long and rangy. Long strider with ability to cover ground quickly and close on wide flowing plays. Effective use of arm length. Consistent punch and separation against blocks. Takes contain responsibilities seriously. Plus quickness in lateral slides. Frame unravels to catch running backs who think they are in the clear. Uses long-arm stab to access blocker's frame and set the edge. Build-up speed creates downfield angles to the sideline to challenge ball carriers and receivers after catch. Active as tackler to search for and yank at the football. Forced and recovered six career fumbles. Has edge-threatening get-off. Uses slinky upper body to slide around blocker's punch. Flashes talent to flip hips around the arc and flatten to the quarterback. Posted 15 career sacks.
- Combine measurements:
Weight: 250 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.50 (2nd among edge rushers)
Vertical jump: 36" (T-3rd among edge rushers)
Broad jump: 130" (1st among edge rushers)
- A native of Norcross, Ga., Carter was a Parade Magazine All-American. He was the No. 1 ranked DE and No. 2 ranked overall player in the country coming out high school. Carter is the second former Georgia Bulldog the Giants acquired recently, joining inside linebacker Alec Ogletree.