After being drafted in the third round during the 2021 draft from the Florida Gators, Carter looked to be the defensive tackle for the future. He was drafted into a perfect system, being able to relieve veterans Hill and Reader, that could also mentor him.
While he was considered an average pick due to being projected as a Day 3 selection, Carter struggled to make an impact during his first year. He started in nine games, only registering 14 solo tackles and a single sack.
If the second-year defensive tackle continues to show little flashes, the front office might unload him. Defense-needy teams such as Atlanta or Chicago could use Carter’s presence in the trenches; if his horrendous 32.1 grade on PFF from this past season does not go up, he could already have a foot out the door.