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Grade
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  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 191LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Carter is a good small-college wide receiver with excellent football skills, but he lacks that one thing that jumps out at you and makes you think he can play at the next level. He is a good route-runner and is fluid in and out of his breaks. He shows a short burst coming out of his cut, which allows him to separate from defenders, but he lacks the extra gear to maintain his lead or pull away from the pack. He is still recovering from a PCL surgery to his left knee and won't even be able to work out until after the draft. He has a chance to be signed if a team feels comfortable with the rehab work on his knee.

Analysis

Strengths

Fluid athlete who drops his hips to separate in tight spaces. Shows the ball skills to consistently high-point the football and make difficult catches in traffic. Polished route-runner who is very effective using fakes and double moves. Enthusiastic blocker who does not shy away from contact.

Weaknesses

Carter is on the small side and can be pushed around by the press at times. Limited top-end speed will prevent him from making big plays at the next level. Not overly elusive in the open field and generally goes down after the first hit. Played at the Division I-AA level and will face a steep learning curve in the NFL.
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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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