OLB/DE Markell Carter the pick at 194

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have selected Central Arkansas OLB/DE Markell Carter with their sixth-round pick (194th overall).

Carter, 6-foot-4, 252 pounds, recorded 5.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss last season in 11 games played, while also forcing three fumbles and earning first-team All-Southland Conference honors.

In 2009, Carter was named to the All-Southland Conference second team after finishing with 6.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.

As a sophomore in 2008, Carter started 12 games recording 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for a loss.