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Morning Roar: A scouting report on Alex Carter

In the midst of all the free-agency frenzy, you might have missed that the Detroit Lions brought in a pre-draft visitor Wednesday -- Stanford cornerback Alex Carter.

Wrote about Carter a little bit here, but also reached out to colleague David Lombardi, who covers Stanford and the Pac 12 for ESPN, for an idea of what type of player Carter is.

"Alex Carter always has been -- and always will be -- a physical cornerback. He played at Stanford as a true freshman and sported the build of a senior," Lombardi wrote. "When the Cardinal solved their 'Oregon problem' in 2012, Carter was an essential ingredient in the fix. He overpowered blocks on the perimeter to snuff out the sideline-to-sideline game that had given Stanford so much trouble in the past.

"Carter's 4.51 40-yard dash time at the combine didn't blow anyone away, but his 40-inch vertical leap showcased solid athleticism given his six-foot, 196-pound frame. Carter still needs to polish his pass-coverage skills to complement his rugged play near the line of scrimmage, but given his NFL pedigree -- his father Tom played for Notre Dame and was selected in the first round of the 1993 draft -- it's a good bet that Carter is up to the challenge."

We'll set up Day 4 of the new league year a little bit later this morning. For now, a look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news: