Scouting Report: Jermaine Carter, OLB, Maryland

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Fort Washington, MD | 5116 | 235 | 4.74E | 2018

Short, stocky, high-motor backer who will need to kick inside at the next level due to his size and speed limitations. Hard hitter who rises to the occasion and elevates his game in the clutch—the heart and soul of the Terrains defense and two-time team captain. A solid wrap up tackler who excels against the run and bull-rushes the gap with great anticipation. While he has shown some quickness on the edge, physically he doesn’t check off all the boxes to remain outside at the next level. Will finish his collegiate career with nearly 30 starts in the B1G, while facing plenty of NFL caliber opponents. He also started and starred one season at Friendship Collegiate Academy before transferring to Maryland. He could be an asset stuffing the run but there are many similar players currently sitting on the pro free agent market. He does have a chance to be an impact player at the CFL level, if he chooses to pursue that route.

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2016: Team captain … Started all 13 games at MIKE linebacker, leading the team for the second straight season in tackles (110) … Ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 8.5 tackles/g … Second on team with 6.0 sacks and third with 9.0 tackles for loss … Also posted two forced fumbles, four pass breakups and an interception.

2015: Started all seven games at middle linebacker, leading the team with 103 tackles … ranked second on team with 14.0 tackles for loss – the most for a Maryland middle linebacker since All-American E.J. Henderson in 2002.

2014: Appeared in all 13 games, totaling 27 tackles.

2013: Served a redshirt season.

Friendship Collegiate Academy: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com … averaged more than seven tackles per game during his senior campaign … totaled six forced fumbles to help lead Friendship Collegiate Academy to an 8-3 record and the DCSAA Championship … served as a 2012 team captain… second team All-WCAC as a junior and honorable mention All-WCAC as a sophomore at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. … coached by Aazaar Rahim.

Personal: Born in Rockville, Md. … son of Jermaine Carter Sr. and Tara Robinson … step mother is Lori Carter … has four siblings, Taevon Williams, Jevon, Jalen and Jordan Carter … nickname is “PeeWee” … graduated in May 2016 with a degree in criminal justice … inspired by former teammate and current Minneosta Vikings wideout Stefon Diggs to develop strong nutrition habits … has reduced body fat by 8% since start of junior year … lightly regarded recruit coming out of high school … enjoys producing musical beats on phone.