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Grade
6.09 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.34 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 248LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Carter is a college defensive end who could find a home as a backup 4-3 outside linebacker at the next level. Lacks the size and strength to keep his hand down full-time but also limited athletically. Has some redeeming qualities - shows awareness at DE that looks transferable to OLB and special teams, is accountable for his responsibilities within your defensive system, can fire off the ball and rush the passer, and does a good job tackling in tight areas. However, he isn't overly stout taking on blockers, struggles to shed, and does not project to hold up dropping into coverage. Probable rookie free agent.

Analysis

Strengths

Carter has good size as a projected 4-3 outside linebacker. Locates the football in a hurry. Maintains outside contain and not fooled by misdirection. Disciplined player. Good tackler in the box. Takes direct paths to the ball-carrier. Flashes the ability to rush the passer off the edge.

Weaknesses

Does not have the size to stick at defensive end in the NFL. As a linebacker prospect, lacks athleticism to play out in space or in zone coverage. Likely to be a mismatch in man coverage. Doesn't play with much power at the point of attack. Takes too long to disengage from blockers.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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