Prospect

Photo of Quinton Carter
Quinton Carter (DB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    208 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 11 (108)

Pick Analysis: The Broncos' safeties are long in the tooth, so it was necessary for the team to grab Carter with this selection. He gives them a big, physical safety with good ball skills and instincts. He will team with Rahim Moore to give the Broncos a dynamic young safety tandem for the future.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.59 sec
  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inch
  • Broad Jump121.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.05 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.06 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.5 sec
Buzz

Overview

Carter is quality cornerback that can contribute in sub packages at the next level, but lacks the speed to line up against big-play receivers. He is a smart football player that understands his responsibilities in zone coverage and he has the smooth hips and lateral agility to mirror slot receivers in and out of their breaks. He is a fierce competitor that is strong in press coverage and looks to make tackles in run support. Carter has plenty of savvy and the right attitude to make up for less than ideal speed and will likely be a middle round pick.


Strengths

Carter is a tall corner with good range. Fluid athlete that maintains speed in transition to stick with shifty slot receivers in man coverage. Well prepared kid that is always in sound position and anticipates routes in zone coverage. Takes good angles to the ball carrier and is a willing tackler.

Weaknesses

Does not have the explosion to quickly close gaps and lacks the deep speed to stick with burners on go routes. Not a great leaper that loses jump balls against bigger receivers and tight ends. Struggles to disengage from blocks in run support and hits too high at times when tackling.

Grade

6.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - S Quinton Carter, Oklahoma

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:13 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Oklahoma safety Quinton Carter.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Quinton Carter

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 01:24 p.m.

    Watch Oklahoma DB Quinton Carter compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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