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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Quinton Carter

Free Safety - Quinton Carter, Oklahoma

Height:  6'0"
Weight:  208
40yd:  4.59

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Solid safety prospect, with the speed and skillset to become a starter, with some developmental exposure to NFL coverages.  A lot of confidence, willing to compete for the ball, lots of courage when tackling.  A head up hitter who keeps track of the play and and has good awareness.  Tough player, durable over his two years as a very physical starter.  Ready to be a STs standout, has good whole body strength in a compact frame.  Will be able to hang with backs and TEs, but needs to refine his backpedal to play halves, or deep thirds against NFL speed at WR.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Middle of the 3rd Round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


I always enjoy scouting safeties, despite the difficulty of following along with most broadcasts, and Carter is one of the few standouts in an overall weak class at FS.  He is a solid 3rd round guy, who would be earmarked as a starter in case of injury, and would have to be patient until then, but who has plenty of good work he could do in development until then.  One of a handful of guys that Denver may consider when deciding whether to trade for an additional 3rd or 4th rounder in 2011.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]