BIOGRAPHY: Moved in with the first team as a freshman and started 43 of 47 games he played Arizona State. Senior totals included 60.7%/2,493/16/9.
Posted career numbers of 61.8%/3,202/25/10 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Carpenter did a terrific job the past four seasons at Arizona State and is a tough quarterback who really took a beating last
season. He does not possess the size or arm strength to be anything other than a third passer in the NFL.
NEGATIVES: Puts the ball up for grabs under the rush, and does not always react well under pressure. Late on timing throws, does not
zip the outs nor drive the deep pass. Average accuracy, and sprays passes around the field. Branded as a high- maintenance
prospect who gets a little too emotional.
ANALYSIS: Productive college quarterback whose skills do not translate well to the next level. Patient in the pocket, buys time for
receivers, and displays good field vision. Moves around the pocket to give himself a better view of the field, senses the
rush, and elusive carrying the ball. Effectively sets up screen passes and puts touch on throws when necessary. Challenges
the vertical game.