DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 24: Safety Tejay Johnson #3 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates his touchdown pass interception with Tank Carder #43 in the fourth quarter against the SMU Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 24 2010 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
A middle linebacker for one of the nation's best defenses, Carder is considered a potential candidate to play multiple linebacker positions as a pro. He's a solid and experienced depth grab for the linebacker-needy Bills, and enters the league coming off of a career in which he amassed 228 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss and four interceptions.
The 6'2", 236-pound Carder is the second linebacker that the Bills have drafted this year - joining fourth-round pick Nigel Bradham of Florida State - and the fourth mid-round linebacker that the team has added over the last two years in the selection meeting. He'll be a special teams player to start, adds depth, and it though he does not have quite the upside of Bradham, it wouldn't be entirely shocking if he becomes a starter down the line.
And just like that, the Bills' rapid-fire fifth round comes to a close after taking Carder and Florida State offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders. The team's next pick: No. 178 overall in the sixth round, with one more to follow after that. Stay tuned!
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