Neil Farrell, a rookie for the Las Vegas Raiders, is working hard to gain playing time and establish himself as a rotational piece on the defensive line. This year’s fourth-round pick, Farrell, recently thanked former NFL Pro Bowler, Andre Carter, for helping him transition into the NFL.
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Raiders rookie Neil Farrell learned from a notable NFL talent in Andre Carter
For those who might not be familiar, Carter played in the NFL from 2001 through 2013. Carter suited up for several teams, including the Raiders (2012). He’s currently an assistant coach at LSU, where Farrell has played since 2017 before being drafted this past April. Farrell said that from his former defensive line coach, he learned how to use film, which is one of the skills that is helping him become an NFL player.
â€œHim being a great player and having over 100-career sacks. He pushed us every day at practice. He taught me how to watch film. [Coach Carter] taught them how to chase the ball down and he’s out there chasing the ball down with us. I give a lot of praise to my season last year.”
A quick side note: Carter totaled 80.5 sacks in his career. It was not 100-plus as Farrell mentioned, but still, the praise is warranted. With camp fully underway, Farrell also cited that everything’s going smoothly and, as he continues to adjust, things are going well for him. Having a coach that had multiple double-digit sack seasons in the NFL surely helped Farrell. Under the tutelage of several talented coaches such as Patrick Graham and Rob Ryan, Farrell will continue to be in good hands as a rookie.
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