Lorenzo Carter is forever etched into the minds of Georgia fans thanks to his field goal block which set up the Bulldogs’ offense to win the Rose Bowl.
While he’ll be a part of Georgia lore for decades to come, the linebacker also has his own future to think about. As the NFL draft draws closer, it appears he’s drawing more and more eyes every day.
Last week, it was NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah heaping praise on him. Now it’s an NFL beat writer hearing similar whispers.
Mike Klis covers the Denver Broncos for a TV station in the mile-high city.
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
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given how well Carter performed at the NFL combine, which included a 10-foot-10 broad jump. He also totaled 62 tackles and 4.5 sacks on the field his senior season.
Add that to his 6-4, 250-pound frame and Carter suddenly appears to be a potential NFL freak who could excel as both linebacker or edge rusher. Roquan Smith is already a solidified first-round pick, but it appears Carter’s ability to pick up steam could allow two Bulldogs to hear their name called on Day 1.