Andre Carter NFL Draft

Andre Carter II

  • EDGE Army
  • Junior
  • #139
  • 6'7"
  • 260lbs
  • Prospect
  • IA Independents

Prospect Summary

Andre Carter II 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Named Third Team All-American in 2021 after a 15-sack campaign
  • Redshirted true freshman season in 2019


  • Scheme tendencies: Odd front rush linebacker
  • 2022 projected role: Hybrid pass rusher 

Pros: There are prototypical tools at Andre Carter II’s disposal that should at the very least afford him ample appeal as a developmental pass rusher. While Carter II isn’t as developed as a rusher as his 2021 production might indicate, there is something to be said for his splash production and his physical tools to afford him a larger margin of error to still find an impact on plays that lesser athletes may not recover to create. There are bright flashes of ghost rushes and chops as a wide-angled rusher and his ability to reduce surface area and corner with sufficient lateral lean are indeed present. Carter II is a high-motor player and his presence at West Point is a damn near lock to ensure he’ll be a strong figure and presence in an NFL locker room. The raw athleticism and length are his hallmark physical tools and he’s got expansive room to grow into his potential, leaving NFL teams to ponder just how good he really can be with time. 

Cons: For all of the appealing tools and production, I do feel like Andre Carter II isn’t ready to be a prime selection based on his 2021 film. The 2022 campaign will offer him a chance to rewrite the narrative, but as is, Carter II is guilty of some errant hand placement, ineffective hand power, irregular pad level and leverage. and false steps out of the blocks as a rusher. His play at the point of attack is a phase of his game that I’m eager to see improvement in, as he did not handle lateral pressure or drive blocks with consistent success—he too often got caught with his pads above those of his opponents. Carter II’s length is a major advantage but his punch placement negated some of the opportunities he had to really stun and dislodge offensive tackle sets, and as a result, too many of his perimeter rushes were stunted as angles steepened. He’ll need more power up top and better hinges in the lower half to unlock his full potential and be a consistent control player at the point of attack. I’m not sure the player he is entering into the 2022 CFB season takes consistent snaps on an NFL defense, but the good news is he’s got ample untapped ability to grow into.

Andre Carter II NFL Draft Scouting Report by Kyle Crabbs