Lorenzo Carter Draft Profile

Lorenzo Carter draft profile

Strengths:

  • Size and length
  • Long strider with ability to cover ground quickly and close on wide flowing plays
  • Knows how to use long arms
  • Great lateral quickness
  • Has edge-threatening get-off
  • Uses flexible upper body to slide around blocker’s punch
  • Takes contain responsibilities seriously
  • Consistent punch and separation against blocks

Analysis: Lorenzo┬áCarter is an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or 4-3 with sideline-to-sideline range and the tools to become a productive edge rusher in sub-packages. His length is what intrigues scouts the most and he uses that length to punch and create separation against blockers. Owning a 6’6 frame, Carter has 4.46 40-speed which allows him to set the edge and beat slower moving tackles without getting more than a hand on him. On tape, he shows his dedication to containing the edge seriously and will not get beat to the outside often. He can flow sideline-to-sideline with ease. When you look at Lorenzo Carter you can see why he was a former five-star recruit. Physical specimen.

Weaknesses:

  • Gangly frame needs more weight and muscle
  • Thin legs give him balance issues
  • More of a straight-line mover than expected
  • Group tackler with just moderate solo numbers
  • Slow to use hands as a pass rusher
  • Will need to develop rush plan and hand usage to counter his lack of play strength
  • Want to see more power

Analysis: As mentioned above, Lorenzo Carter looks like a football player, but his frame desperately needs more muscle and mass if he wants to hold up to the abuse of an NFL season. Lower body needs some work and his lack of strength in that area allows him to get knocked off his base often by powerful lineman. His production at Georgia leaves a lot to be desired—very little solo tackles, more of a ‘herder’ joining other to bring down the ball carrier. Carter does use his hands, but he is slow in the initial punch/jab allowing him to get clamped down by offensive lineman. When he gets drafted his position coach will need to work with him on a rush plan of attack. Once his initial move is rejected, he does not have anything in his back pocket to go to. He uses his speed, but will need to develop power as a counter move–will not be able to bull rush NFL lineman right now.

Size: 6’6 250lbs

Draft Grade: 4th Round

NFL Comparison: Tanoh Kpassagnon

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

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