Indianapolis, IN (February 23, 2015) – Briar Woods alumni, Alex Carter, participated in today’s NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Field in Indianapolis, IN at the defensive back (DB) position. Carter ran the 40 year dash in 4.51 seconds, 17 reps in the bench press, 40 inches in the vertical jump, 121.0 inches in the broad jump, 7.05 seconds in the 3-cone drill, 4.07 seconds in the 20 yd. shuttle, 11.31 in the 60 yd. shuttle. This is all good news. Carter earned an overall grade of 5.5 which means he has the ability to be an NFL starter!
Carter has good size for a Cornerback in the NFL, the same position as is father, Tom, who played for three NFL team. He has patience in press coverage and is a physical tackler downfield. Carter sheds blocks well and is able to throw his body into a tackle easily. He also has a keen spatial awareness in zone coverage and maintains good position on receivers. Carter’s NFL comparison according to the NFL Scouting Combine is Washington Redskins, David Amerson.
Carter has some weaknesses, but can overcome them with additional mental fortitude, athletic prowess, and determination.
At the end of the day, Carter is a physical cornerback, like his father, who at his best is able to see plays develop in front of him. His ability to tackle and play off the ball is best in zone defenses. Alternatively, if Carter can put on a little more muscle weight he may be able to play the safety position as well. Everything is in Alex’s corner and the sky’s the limit.
Please join us in wishing Alex the best in his upcoming debut in the NFL Draft on April 15, 2015 at 8:00PM on CBS Sports.
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