According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos had a pre-draft visit/workout with Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter today.
Keep an eye on Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter. He visited Broncos today and is rising up draft boards, per league source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 16, 2018
Carter is an intriguing linebacker prospect who could be a day two option for the Broncos. He is listed at 6’6”, 250lbs with 34” arms and 10 3/8” hands. Add that with 4.5 speed and you have an athletic freak who can play many different roles for an NFL defense.
He played four seasons at Georgia and put up some good numbers. During his four-year career, Carter totaled 166 tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, 1 pass deflection, 6 fumble recoveries, 6 forced fumbles, and 1 defensive touchdown. This past season, Carter totaled 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 3 forced fumbles.
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah ranked Carter as his 48th overall player on his big board.
Carter is a long, loose and explosive outside linebacker for the Bulldogs. Against the run, he uses his length to lock out blocks and hold the point on the front side. He has tremendous speed to close down space from the backside. Against the pass, he’s more of a blitzer than a pass rusher. He lacks a vast array of moves, but he wins with pure athleticism. He also has value on special teams (see blocked field goal in Rose Bowl). I believe his best football is ahead of him.
Carter would give the Broncos a versatile chess piece that can move around in their defense. He can play edge rusher for the Broncos when needed, he can shift inside and let his range and pure athleticism take over, and he can even cover tight ends and running backs if asked. As Jeremiah stated above, Carter’s best football is ahead of him.