Offensive Scouting Report
Carter is a tough guy with the explosion and playing strength to dominate as both a run and pass blocker. Has the size for the offensive guard position at the major level of competition. Plays out of a two point stance but this doesn’t affect his ability as a run blocker; is explosive coming off the ball with good fit and pad level; displays good foot agility and balance, rolls his hips and is able to maintain contact with good base and leg drive; can get movement off the line of scrimmage immediately. His initial quickness allows him to gain leverage on shaded down linemen; is a very good 2nd level blocker, runs well and gives excellent effort downfield. Is quick out of his stance when asked to pull and trap; shows the ability to adjust in space with good explosion at the point of attack. Shows very good technical ability in pass protection at this stage of his development; demonstrates good quick set skill; his initial punch can be devastating; possesses good arm length which he puts to use. This player works to keep his hands inside the frame with the extension to keep his body clean. We like this prospects approach to the game; his aggressive, tough finishing attitude allows him to dominate defenders. Carter is a two for one player with the capability of filling in at offensive tackle if necessary. Can be a immediate starter but could possibly see early playing time if a red shirt year is not deemed necessary.
Defensive Scouting Report
Carter is a defender who is capable of being a menace in the trenches. He has good size with the frame to add more bulk and he also brings some versatility to the table. He could fit as a defensive tackle / “three”-technique in a 4-3 defense and could also fit well at the end spot in 3-4. We like the energy he plays with and he can be explosive off the ball. He has good strength and can generate power and deliver a serious blow on contact that can knock blockers on their heels. He does a solid job of using his hands and creating some separation. Displays the ability to be engage blockers, separate, and hold his ground. Locates the ball well and can get penetration and be disruptive in the backfield. He has a good motor and will pursue to the ball. As a pass rusher he will flash the ability to use his weapons and attack half-a-man and quickly get by. Carter is a high motor kid and we like the way he plays the game with an aggressive nature and will be a productive college defender.