Lorenzo Carter NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for New York Giants' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Missouri running back Damarea Crockett (16) is brought down by Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore/Associated Press

POSITIVES

—Excellent height/length/speed guy at 6'5", 250 pounds with an 82" wingspan and a 4.5-second 40.

—Experienced playing both as a stand-up and hand-down rusher.

—First-step quickness is nice, and he can stun off the edge with speed to get upfield.

—Versatility is a major plus because he can rush from multiple stances and play as a 4-3 off-ball linebacker.

—Uses his length well to set the edge and is dangerous as a spy on quarterbacks in the run-pass option game.

               

NEGATIVES

—Lean, lanky frame that allows blockers to get under his pads and drive him in the run game.

—Lacks strength at the point of attack and can play soft in the run game.

—More of a clean-up tackler than aggressor. 

—Didn't stand out on film and is being pushed more on athleticism than production.

                

OVERALL

Lorenzo Carter is a true boom-or-bust prospect. Teams will fall in love with his measurables but have to look at his lack of production at Georgia (14 sacks in four years) and discern why he wasn't more impactful. He needs to get stronger and fill out his frame, but his potential as a speed rusher is impressive.

     

GRADE: 6.20 (Round 3)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Kyler Fackrell, Green Bay Packers

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