The Henderson, N.C. native arrived at Winston-Salem State after participating in the North Carolina East vs. West All-Star Game, turning down an offer from North Carolina A&T.
Fields was twice named the CIAA co-Defensive Player of the Year, including while playing for Winston-Salem State's top-ranked defense in Division II in 2013.
An All-American at Winston-Salem, Fields continued his rise up draft boards with a very strong showing at his March 17 pro day.
Very fast for his size, posting a 4.50-second 40-yard dash at his March 17 pro day to go along with a 38-inch vertical, a 10'8" broad jump and a 4.22-second 20-yard shuttle. Strong in pursuit. Clear level of competition concerns. Dominated the Division II level, but is a wild card in terms of preparation to make the jump to the NFL. Versatile playmaker who made an impact as a pass rusher and in coverage for Winston-Salem.
05/07/2014 - Five players who should be on Oakland's draft radar...LB Carlos Fields, Winston-Salem State: In the later rounds, a linebacker who is flying under the radar is Fields, but he's worth targeting for Oakland. Fields was voted CIAA Defensive Player of the Year after his junior and senior seasons, leading the team in tackles both years and earning All-American honors. He displays natural explosion and play speed on tape with a nose for the ball, showing heady instincts and anticipation to put himself in the correct position to make the play. Fields isn't a strong technician at this point and will overpursue at times, but he plays alert and competitive with the intensity needed for the next level. He will face a big jump in competition coming from the Division-II level, but has a nose for the ball and athletic traits that should translate well. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com