PROS: Carter plays the STAR position in the Saban defense, which is the defensive back that comes in when the SAM linebacker goes out. Carter plays as a nickel corner and/or overhang safety with regularity. Lighter at 195 pounds, but he doesn't show it when he makes contact. When he hits you, you definitely feel it, and he can take on some power to offensive linemen with a punch, too. Feels comfortable in shorter zone coverage. Has the athletic ability and aggressiveness to work offensive players in man coverage. Did not show many athletic limitations when it came to sticking with different slot assignments.
CONS: Though he is explosive, Carter is a bit stiff -- meaning he's just not as fluid as a cornerback. He's not a safety you're looking to put on the back end, either. Though he has range, he doesn't have experience there. He's a hybrid player who does his best work while within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage.