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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Devin Carter, WR, West Virginia

Devin Carter is a recent graduate transfer to West Virginia from NC State. He's a huge, long-armed target who's expected to have a breakout season. Hula Bowl scout Chris Spooner breaks down Carter as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Devin Carter is a recent graduate transfer to West Virginia from NC State. He’s a huge, long-armed target who’s expected to have a breakout season. Hula Bowl scout Chris Spooner breaks down Carter as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Devin Carter, #5
School (Code)WVUN
DOB, Class Yr4/10/2000, 6th Yr Sr
Height, Weight6026, 215
40 Yd Dash4.54e
Arm, Hand3358, 0918
Position/DepthZ-WR/1
Honors/CaptainshipN/A
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedNCUN, FLST, SCCL
Scout Name / DateChris Spooner, 8/22/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20229 GP, 25 Rec, 406 yards, 2 TDs
202112 GP, 31 Rec, 556 yards, 6 TDs
202012 GP, 29 Rec, 477 yards, 2 TDs
201912 GP, 32 Rec, 456 yards
20184 GP, 1 Rec, 11 yards

Player Summary:

Graduate transfer from NC State. Graduated in December 2022 with a degree in sports management. Four-year starting X receiver for NCST, slated to start at Z receiver for WVU. Missed four games in 2022, three with a leg injury and the team’s bowl game with an undisclosed injury. Tall, big-bodied receiver with long arms and a stocky, thick build. Could potentially add 10-15 pounds and provide an offense with a strong possession receiver. Long arms give Carter an exceptional catch radius for his size. Adequate speed for the position. Long strides allow him to eat up space quickly. Plays slightly faster than the estimated 40-time would suggest. Has good ball-tracking skills on deep throws. Is able to quickly spot the ball and watch it into his hands, leading to big-play ability. Solid size and physicality would suggest ability as a red-zone weapon, though this was under-utilized in the NC State scheme. Does not show a diverse set of releases off LOS due to primarily facing soft coverages. Breaks well on routes coming back to QB. Could be more crisp and explosive on out-breaking routes. Has a tendency to round off out-breaking routes rather than breaking at sharp angles to limit the defender’s recovery ability. Solid frame and long arms lend well to run-blocking ability. Is a willing run blocker and not afraid to mix it up. Uses his frame to his advantage and has strong hands to clamp to a defensive back. Has sub-par long speed and does not demonstrate the ability to hit another gear in the open field. Has a tendency to stumble over himself at random spots in his route, disrupting his flow downfield. Was a relative non-factor in most games and has not exhibited the ability to take over a game and be a deciding factor for his team.

Scheme Fit:

Outside, possession receiver in a spread offense

Power Statement:

A strong, big-bodied receiver who uses physicality and long strides to win. 

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