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Delone Carter shines in Shrine game

Syracuse running back Delone Carter made a strong impression in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in Orlando, Fla.

Carter led all rushers with 54 yards on 11 attempts with a touchdown and earned MVP honors for the East, which won the game 25-8. Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay said in his stock report that Carter was among those who helped themselves the most all week at the all-star showcase.

Of all the running backs here, Carter showed the most quickness and was the most consistent runner. While he still has weaknesses in his game -- he dances around too much at times and is not a great pass catcher -- he runs hard. He's very competitive and fights for extra yards. Much more than we saw on tape, he also showed a good initial burst to turn the corner. We gave him a fourth-round grade off game tape and if nothing else, he showed he is worth of being picking in the mid-rounds after this week.

Connecticut linebacker Greg Lloyd was the leading tackler for the East squad with five stops. It's still puzzling how Lloyd became all but invisible for the Huskies this season.

South Florida's Terrell McClain -- who drew some buzz last week -- and UConn's Scott Lutrus each had one stop in the game.

One player who might have helped himself, according to McShay, was Armon Binns. The Cincinnati receiver had one catch for 11 yards in the game.

Binns, 6-3 and 204 pounds, is a big receiver but not very physical and it showed this week as he had a hard time getting off press coverage. He also lacks quickness and suddenness in his routes and had a hard time creating separation, which was one of the concerns we had about him heading into the week. While he flashes and makes acrobatic catches, he'll too often have mental lapses and drop balls he should be catching.