BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons winning All-Conference honors as a senior when he posted a career-high 88 tackles while also intercepting five passes and breaking up five more. Junior-year numbers included 55 tackles.
POSITIVES: Athletic linebacker who makes plays all over the field. Breaks down well, displays good lateral movement skills, and quickly changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack. Plays with a good degree of suddenness, flashes on the scene, and a hard-hitting defender. Gets depth on pass drops and shows skill in coverage. Uses his hands to protect himself and shows a burst to the action.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, slow shedding blocks, and sluggish through the trash. Bites on the play-action pass and gets caught out of position.
ANALYSIS: Carter showed big improvement to his game as a senior and he possesses the physical skills to play on the weak side at the next level. Could have a career in the NFL if he starts to work at his game.