Quinton Carter NFL Draft scouting report

Quinton Carter
6'1, 208 pounds | Free safety | Oklahoma

Strengths:
Carter is a safety loaded with speed and power. He's played both free and strong, which will help him get on the field quickly in the NFL. In pass coverage, he can play man, zone and bracket coverage. He's best when playing over the top with a corner underneath. He's very good supporting against the run and is quick to break up field. Has a free-flowing game where he works sideline-to-sideline with good effect. Can be effective as a traditional wrap-up tackler, but likes to lower his head and hit. Can be an intimidator in the deep center. Teams stayed away from his part of the field at times.

Weaknesses: As fun as Carter can be to watch hitting people, sometimes he'll strikeout going for the big shot. As good as he can be against the run, Carter will sometimes have trouble shedding blocks. Doesn't have a lot of experience blitzing. Hands are average, at best. May have attitude issues Missed the 2007 season with a pulled hamstring and had knee surgery in 2008 for a torn ligament.

Final word: Carter is one of the better all-around safeties in this year's class. He's experienced in several different styles of pass defense and is a good run defender. He also has the skill set to be a thumper of a safety who teams can use as a last line of defense enforcer.
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