6’3 244 lbs
Didn’t attend combine
2013 stats- 66.5 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack
Glenn Carson is a tough, heady football player who secures the tackle nearly every time he makes contact with the ball carrier. Carson is smart enough to read the ball carrier and get into position to make the play. The Manahawkin, NJ product is a hard worker and strong leader. Carson was a Penn State team captain and helped to hold the team together during the tough period the program faced. He is very experienced as a three-year starter and is naturally competitive. Carson can also drop into zone-coverage effectively and seems to be a player that would strive in a special teams role in the NFL.
While he had a successful career, Carson leaves something to be desired when it comes to strength and athleticism. Carson can get caught up in blocks too often and when he strikes the ball carrier, he doesn’t always bring his full power behind it. While successful dropping into zone coverage, Carson can be tight-hipped at times and would probably come off the field in passing situations in the NFL. Essentially, Carson doesn’t have the ideal traits for the pro game in terms of physical attributes.
While Carson may not be the most athletic guy, he’s hard-working ,competitive and has the drive to make it at the next level. To get his foot in the door, Carson will most likely have to make an impact on Special Teams before he gets a look on defense. I expect Carson to either be drafted in the 7th round or become a high priority Free Agent immediately after the draft. Carson’s drive and determination will certainly entice teams looking for depth at linebacker and special teams help.
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