Brandon Carter Scouting Report
|School:||Texas Tech Red Raiders|
|Height & Weight:||6'7 - 344 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Brandon Carter, OG, Texas Tech
When looking for the biggest NFL ready guard in this class, one needs not look any further than Brandon Carter. At 6-7 and 344 pounds (and counting), Carter towers over some of the other top guards in this class like Sergio Render of Virginia Tech and Thomas Austin of Clemson. Carter redshirted as a freshman in 2005 to gain some weight, but by the next season he was ready to contribute wherever was needed on the offensive line. That was mostly on special teams, but he saw some spot duty and even earned a start against Iowa State. By his sophomore campaign Carter was a consistent starter and was rewarded with All-Big 12 honorable mention honors. During that season, the pass happy Red Raiders only allowed 18 sacks and Carter deserves some of the credit for that success. By the 2008 campaign Carter was dominating most opposing linemen and earned a variety of all-conference and national honors. The same can be said for his senior season in 2009. Normally somebody of Carter's size would be a tackle (and he certainly can play tackle), but he is a great guard because of his quick feet. He may not be the first guard taken in the draft, but he should be pretty darn close to it. 2/15 Update: Carter showed off his skills in the East-West Shrine Game. Most scouts were impressed with how quick his feet were for somebody of his size. Though, it was more than his quickness that was impressive; Carter also proved that he was strong enough to beat most opposing defensive linemen. Barring some bad workouts leading up to the draft, Carter should still be one of the first guards taken; though, as is often the case with guards, that should be somewhere in the second or third round.
Last Updated 2010-02-15T12:45-06:00 by Joel Welser