Ja’Tyre Carter had a successful career at Southern University, starting the 2021 Spring and 2021 seasons while allowing just one QB hit, 3 hurries, and 4 pressures over that time. Played left tackle as a starter. Carter best projects to the next level as a left guard due to his pass blocking preference and experience on that side of the line.
G – #58 Southern University
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: White Castle (White Castle, LA)
HS Rating: N/A
Phil Steele: N/A
J’Atyre Carter scouting report
Not particularly quick or fast while moving. Doesn’t wow you with his athleticism. Solid lateral quickness. Finds the spot to engage well. Overmatched his collegiate competition. I have some concerns with his lower body strength.
Has some anchor issues. Struggles to handle stronger power rushers. Flashes the ability to hold up, looks like he needs to add to his frame. Struggles with consistent hand placement. Initial placement looks good, but when he has to engage the defender and counter a move, he struggles to keep control. Not particularly strong at working against counters or moves in general. Has to get a good hold on the rusher from the get go.
Struggles with his strength in his pass block. Plays with inside leverage very well. Forces the player outside and he’s golden. Doesn’t handle speed very well. Not a particularly consistent run blocker. Struggles to get push off the line of scrimmage. Doesn’t show great technique especially working downhill. Doesn’t handle stunt action very well.
J’Atyre Carter is an intriguing long-term prospect because he’s still learning to handle his new weight. He was listed in college at 275 lbs and weighed into the Senior Bowl at 306 lbs. We want to see how he handles that weight in testing at the Combine and what he’s entirely capable of.
We think that while Carter started at left tackle, his value in the NFL is actually at left guard, as a long-term back-up if he can work into the role. Carter needs to work on chiseling the weight he’s put on his frame and see if he can’t better his technique. To us, he looks like an undrafted free agent who will try to make his case to be drafted in the late rounds in Indianapolis.