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Combine Results

5.1 ?
  • 4.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands



Three-year starter. Has a high football IQ and processes quickly as he scans the field. Comes from an athletic family. Has work ethic and toughness that NFL teams covet in a quarterback prospect. Leader who has shouldered a high percentage of the East Carolina offense. Works to extend plays and keeps eyes down the field. Throws with accuracy and desired ball placement. Shows understanding of his offense and is reliable in the structure.


Doesn't generate much power from his lower body. Arm-thrower with less than desirable arm strength. Scouts believe his deep-ball accuracy will take a huge dive in the pros due to lack of downfield zip. Lacks foot quickness to escape pocket and consistently make teams pay. Has a pronounced windup. Can't make field-side throws and margin for error on throws to the perimeter is slim.

Draft Projection

Round 7

Sources Tell Us

"He looks like he's throwing a javelin and he is on the wrong side of where we want quarterbacks to be in terms of athleticism, arm strength and accuracy, but his intangibles are way up there. I absolutely love his competitive nature but I wish he had better traits." -- AFC national scout

Bottom Line

Lacks the desired play traits that NFL teams look for, but his production and poise on the move are undeniable and he is a very quick processor on the field. He might hear his name called on Day 3 (Rounds 4-7) of the draft and from there, it is up to Carden to show that his intangibles and intelligence can outweigh the missing traits.
-Lance Zierlein
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.