Tevin Carter, SS
School: Utah | Conference: PAC-12
College Experience: Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 215 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 5th or 6th Round
NFL Comparison: J.J. Wilcox
Tevin Carter has had quite the college career, maybe not in the best way. Carter played wide receiver and defensive back in high school in addition to playing football he won the Los Angeles city title for the 200-meter dash and finished in 2nd place for the 100-meter. In 2010, Tevin Carter committed to Cal to play wide receiver. He was redshirted his freshman year and left during spring practice never playing a down for the Golden Bears. In 2011, Carter transferred to L.A. Southwest College playing safety in for two years. In 2013, he transferred to El Camino College and didn't play football. After all of that he finally committed to Utah. I read that the reason Carter left Cal was he was homesick, had bad grades and wasn't sure if he wanted to play football. It seems he's made up his mind and he could be a decent safety in the league.
- Good tackler. Physical as a box safety.
- Has good motor and pursuit.
- Good awareness he knows when to close in on a run or drop back in coverage.
- Competitor. Plays with passion on the field.
- Good athlete, he has some speed to him.
- Occasionally takes bad angles.
- Coverage should improve regardless but he is definitely a box safety.
- Only played Div-I football for a year and some change, he missed his first season with an injury after 4 games.
- Inconsistent level of play. Up and down 2015 season.
Let's see his work:
Utah DB Tevin Carter is huge. Looks like LB among rest of Shrine West secondary. Had great bowl game and a scout told me he's trending up.— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 19, 2016
Whitt said Tevin Carter's role is becoming more of a "box safety." He's playing more like a linebacker in Utah's system.— Josh Furlong (@JFurKSL) November 2, 2015
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
If the Redskins decide to look at safeties in the later rounds this upcoming draft I think Tevin Carter should be on their radar. When you watch him play it's clear he's enjoying himself. He plays with effort and passion. Carter is a box safety but played a hybrid S/LB role in some packages while at Utah. I could see him with the Redskins because of his size, toughness, passion and talent. I view him at safety depth and special teams contributor.