Markell Carter Interview - 5/12/2012 Markelle Carter was one of those draft picks like Ebert and Wilson that BB makes each year that befuddles us to no end. Almost as surprising as the fact that the Pats drafted him in the first place, was that they paid him a full roster salary just to keep him on the PS this past season. I had heard whispers that he was a player to look out for this TC, and I had thought tout him as my surprise player to watch in some "idle thoughts" opus as we drew close to TC. However I happened to listen to a interview he gave over on Patriots.com and I can't tell you how impressed I was with this kid's demeanor and character. Just in a simple interview you can see why Bill was driven to draft him AND keep him around. The roster lists him at 248, but in the interview he stated that he's now closer to 275. IIRC one of the this kid's assets was his explosiveness and quick first step. Well guys, it seems like the Pats have ANOTHER 6'4 guy which long arms and an explosive first step....and he's only 22. At one point I was 100% sure that Andre Carter was a lock to be resigned and Jermaine Cunningham would be on the final 53. Both may still happen, but I'm no longer 100% sure. There are a lot of guys who look like great prospects who all have the same kind of skills. What a competition this training camp is going to be. I dare to listen to this short interview and NOT come away with thinking Markelle Carter is now your own personal binky to make this roster.