2017 NFL DRAFT

Kyle Carter, TE

School: Penn State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Bear, DE
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 243 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
341167-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

After redshirting in 2011, Carter emerged as an impact freshman target in 2012, finishing second on the team with 36 catches for 453 yards. But over the last three seasons, he watched his production dip each year. Carter posted career-lows as a senior in 2015 with 14 catches for 135 yards, failing to find the end zone.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Large wingspan, long arms and huge hands?athletic mover to release and get into his routes?makes smooth adjustments down the seam to turn and attack the ball?finds space to operate and can be a zone buster?brakes and balances in the open field to create room to work in his routes?competitive after the catch with a quick pluck and transition?try-hard blocker with experience all over the formation.

WEAKNESSES: Too many drops on his game film with weak hands and streaky focus?inconsistent in contested situations and needs to better leverage body position?rounds patterns and lacks polish in his game?can be muscled off his route and lacks rhythm at the stem?tweener size and lacks the power potential to overwhelm defenders as a blocker?poor on-the-move efficiency, falling off blocks and lacking true technique.

IN OUR VIEW: The Mike McGloin-to-Carter connection was fun to watch in 2012 as he emerged as a promising young prospect as a redshirt freshman. But he never developed the same chemistry with Christian Hackenberg and his production dipped each of the last three seasons at Penn State. Carter lacks ideal size and strength, but moves well for the position with body control and receiving traits to be effective, but his body of work doesn?t match the traits. Carter projects as a developmental H-back and practice squad candidate.

--Dane Brugler (2/5/16)

 
 
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08/08/2014 - Other Penn State prospects worth watching: TE Kyle Carter, RS Junior...Carter emerged as versatile offensive threat as a freshman with 36 catches and looked to be a future star in State College, but his production was cut in half in 2013 with only 18 grabs. Carter has to compete with James and Adam Breneman for snaps, but when he's on the field, he is reliable with the skill-set to line up in the backfield, inline or slot. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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