Carter Warren
Carter Warren

Carter Warren

  • OT Pitt
  • Senior
  • #188
  • 6'5"
  • 320lbs
  • Prospect
  • Atlantic Coast

Prospect Summary

Carter Warren NFL Draft Scouting Report

OT, Pitt Panthers

A 39-game starter for Pittsburgh, Carter Warren’s final campaign was limited to just four games after suffering an undisclosed season-ending injury against Rhode Island. 

Warren has terrific coordination as a pass blocker where it’s evident that he trusts his hands to set the clamps and feet to keep him balanced and square. There were very few instances of leverage issues or waist-bending from my exposures. Warren is consistent at reaching his set points and Pitt tasks its offensive linemen with frequent true pass sets. He takes good angles and gets good depth to cut off speed and does well to not open the gate inside or outside for rushers by remaining patient and trusting his technique. He has experience operating on both the left and right sides. 

Warren is a smooth operator that easily changes directions. I like his ability to hinge, pivot, and slide his feet. He is consistent at operating on the move and executing on longer pulls. Warren has good length and he knows how to use it to work rushers beyond the peak of the pocket. He also maximizes it with well-timed and well-placed punches. I love how he shoots his hands and wins with first contact while not allowing his opponent to deploy their rush plan. Warren has improved every year at Pitt and often switched sides during games as Pitt loved to have unbalanced offensive line looks. 

I love Warren’s hands. His timing and placement is outstanding and he varies his strikes. He perfectly blends patience with aggressiveness and sets the clamps in pass protection. He is committed to hand fits in the run game, although there are some issues with his hands getting displaced and defenders getting off his blocks. 

Warren’s contact balance in the run game can be improved with added functional strength. His temperament in the run game falls short of earning the mauler label. I have no issues with his motor, I just wish he brought more power and nasty to the table in the run game. Warren has a sufficient anchor but I have seen instances where rushers were able to power through angles when they worked to his edges. He can occasionally fall victim to inside moves. He would certainly benefit from adding more strength in his core and lower body. Penalties were a bit of an issue for him in 2021 and there were some communication breakdowns on the offensive line with passing off rushers and responding to twists/stunts. Warren turns 25 in January of 2023. 

There is so much to like about Warren’s makeup as a potential NFL starter, but his age and injury recovery are components to be mindful of with his projection. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Pass blocking
  • Length and size
  • Hand technique 

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Age
  • Need for better lower-body and core strength
  • Injury recovery 

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 5 1/2”

Weight: 311 lbs

Arm Length: 35 3/8”

Hand Size: 9 1/8”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 0.00s

Vertical Jump: 00”

Broad Jump: 000”

Short-Shuttle: 0.00s

Three-Cone: 0.00s

Bench Reps: 00 reps 

Ideal Role: Developmental starter, swing tackle 

Scheme Fit: Any 

TDN Consensus Grade: 73.50/100 (Fourth-Round Value)

  • Marino Grade: 73.50/100

Written By: Joe Marino

Exposures: Tennessee (2021), Clemson (2021), North Carolina (2021), Wake Forest (2021), Tennessee (2022), West Virginia (2022)

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