Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ryan Carter

Cornerback
School: Clemson | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-8.5 / 172 | 40: 4.51 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.81
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-ACC after making 33 tackles, intercepting two passes and breaking up 10 more in 2017. Posted 30 tackles (5.5 for loss), one interception and seven pass breakups as a junior. Combined for 18 tackles and two PBUs in his first two seasons at Clemson.
Pos: 
Undersized cornerback who gets the most from his ability. Battles opponents throughout routes, reads the receiver’s eyes and gets his head back around to make a play on the ball. Stays with coverage assignments, tracks the pass in the air and shows athleticism. Stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks, effectively times his pass defenses and stays with assignments.
Neg: 
A bit slow out of his transition and turning to run with opponents. Small and gets outmatched against opponents.
Analysis: 
Carter is a small but feisty cornerback with limited upside. He shows a feel for coverage and the ability to quickly recognize routes, which could help him line up in in zone packages as a dime back.