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Kyle Carter | Tight End

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 247

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Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Penn State TE Kyle Carter to Mychal Rivera.
Rivera, of course, is a former sixth-round pick of the Raiders. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Carter (4.75 wheels) has similar size and speed. "Carter has always interested me, despite most of his highlights coming from 2013," Norris wrote. Norris will be reporting live from East-West Shrine Game practices this week on Twitter at @JoshNorris. Jan 18 - 4:52 PM
Source: Rotoworld

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Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter will attend the East-West Shrine Game.

Carter needs to have a big offseason. As TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported late last month, Carter has been sliding down draft boards because of his lack of production and because he "seems very detached from the action." Even so, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Carter has 4.75 wheels and runs good routes. The right coach may be able to unlock his potential as a move tight end.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 04:41:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline says Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter is sliding down draft boards.

"He offers solid computer numbers but seems very detached from the action," Pauline wrote. Indeed, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Carter looks like an NFL tight end with his 4.75 wheels. But he lost time to Jesse James and finished with 16 catches last year and has only 12 catches and two starts this year.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter's stock could jump if he's featured more in the passing game this fall, thinks NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"Carter's numbers in the past two seasons combined haven't matched those he put up as a redshirt freshman in 2012," Reuter wrote. "Still, he is a skilled tight end/H-back who is also willing to use his body as a blocker on the move and in-line." The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded only 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014 while sharing time with Jesse James. "If Carter can connect with junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg more often as a senior and shows off his athleticism to scouts after the season, they'll consider him more than a move-the-chains passing-game option," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 10:39:00 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris sees elements of Mychal Rivera in Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter's game.

"Of Big 10 [tight ends], he is the most fluid receiver and can win in one on one situations with athleticism, body control and size," Norris wrote. "I doubt Carter becomes an all-around tight end at the NFL level, however, a receiving role player at the position can be quite valuable." We'd love to see Christian Hackenberg look Carter's way far more often this fall (the 6-foot-3, 247-pounder had only 16 catches last year). Our complete Big 10 prospect breakdown -- replete with more Vines than the rainforest -- is available at the link below.
Source: Rotoworld
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter's "skill-set is more of a hybrid receiver, tight end and H-back with his size and versatility to line up anywhere on the offense," CBS Sports Dane Brugler observes.

The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded only 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014. However, the last two seasons Carter has shared time with Jesse James, Adam Breneman at tight end for the Nittany Lions. Carter could take on a much bigger role in Penn State's offense this season. Earlier this month, Carter was named to the Mackey Award Watch List; the award is given annually to the most outstanding tight end in College Football.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter is the No. 2 senior tight end draft prospect in the country, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"His catch totals don't quite do justice to his talent level, and you hope Christian Hackenberg will find Carter more often in 2015," Kiper wrote. "He has a very good size-and-speed combination." The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded only 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014 in a timeshare with TE Jesse James. He has only 70 catches in three seasons, but we wouldn't be surprised at all if he hops over 50 this fall.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 04:56:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter "must improve his focus, hands and ability to secure tougher catches."

"Carter has seen his numbers diminish after his outstanding freshman season," Zierlein wrote. "Christian Hackenberg's accuracy issues and unwillingness to target Carter haven't helped in the past and might hurt him once again, but I'm expecting a bounce-back year from the Penn State signal-caller. Carter could be the beneficiary thanks to his quickness off the line of scrimmage and ability to get open in space." The analyst ranks Carter as the No. 9 tight end in the land. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014 in a timeshare with TE Jesse James.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 06:02:00 PM

NFL.com Draft analyst Chad Reuter believes Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter "needs a big senior year and Combine workout to show he's more than a move-the-chains passing game option."

The Penn state prospect is a versatile weapon for the Lions offense, as they used him in the backfield, inline and in the slot. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014. With TE Jesse James off to the NFL, Carter and Adam Breneman should see a slight increase in their production for 2015.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, May 7, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter had three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-30 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

Carter's touchdown catch was the game's biggest play. After Boston College scored a touchdown and missed an extra point in the first stanza of overtime, QB Christian Hackenberg hit Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass to tie the affair. PSU K Luke Ficken nailed the extra point and the Nittany Lions proceeded to dance on top of the Yankees' dugout. Carter, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash. He could be a mid-round pick if he declares for the draft early.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter is the No. 4 draft-eligible underclassmen TE, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Carter had 36 catches as a freshman, but fell off to 18 receptions last season while sharing snaps with Jesse James and Adam Breneman. "Carter actually looks bigger than his 6-3 listing would indicate, with long arms he uses to attack the ball in the air," Kiper wrote. "Penn State will split him out, where he's simply too big to handle for most CBs, and it'll be particularly interesting for NFL evaluators to see how emerging QB prospect Christian Hackenberg uses him. Hackenberg's ball placement with Carter should be fun to watch, because Carter's frame will allow his QB to look for high-point catches and back-shoulder throws where the CB can't fight through Carter's frame. It'll be a good test of a QB, not just the emerging tight end." Carter, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:41:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter "has the makings of a big time prospect at tight end."

"He has nice size and the ability to get down the field and make the reception," Pauline wrote. Carter had 36 catches as a freshman, but only produced 18 receptions last season as he competed for playing time at a stacked position. Once again this fall, he'll have to compete with Jesse James and Adam Breneman for snaps. The 6-foot-3, 243-pound Carter, whom Pauline sees as a Round 4 prospect, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter can line up in the backfield, inline or in the slot, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Carter had 36 catches as a freshman, but only produced 18 receptions last season as he competed for playing time at a stacked position. "Carter has to compete with [Jesse] James and Adam Breneman for snaps, but when he's on the field, he is reliable with the skill-set to line up in the backfield, inline or slot," Brugler wrote. Carter, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Penn State sophomore TE Kyle Carter is day-to-day with a left arm injury.

Carter really flashed as a freshman last season, and if healthy he could have a big year with freshman Christian Hackenberg at the helm. He'll have to take targets from receiver Allen Robinson, who is one of the better under the radar receivers right now.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter will miss the team's final two games with a dislocated wrist.

Carter seemingly improved every week he was healthy and his role in the Nittany Lions offense grew at the same rate. As the team's second leading receiver, expect Carter to be a factor next season.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 12:35:00 PM