BIO: Three-year starter and previous All-Conference player who posted 74/1/3 as a senior after almost identical numbers of 78/2/2 during his junior campaign.
POSITIVES: Physically imposing defensive back with solid size/speed numbers. Good athlete who displays range with the ability to make plays in any direction of the field. Explosive defending the run, squares into ballcarriers and a good open-field tackler. Defeats blocks, outstanding in run defense and quickly closes on the action. Improved his skill in coverage and somewhat effective facing the quarterback.
NEGATIVES: Gets sucked up the field by the play-action pass. Slow turning around to make a play on the pass in coverage and does a bit of face guarding.
ANALYSIS: A hard-hitting defender who flashes on the scene, Carter is best playing downhill against the run. Showed flashes of ability in coverage last year and offers potential in a zone or cover-two system where his man-to-man assignments are kept to a minimum.