Grantland: Duron Carter is League’s Most Intriguing Rookie


According to Grantland’s Andrew Sharp, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Duron Carter may be the league’s best kept secret among rookies:

"“The most intriguing rookie in the NFL might be a guy who wasn’t even drafted. He’s definitely the rookie I’m most excited to watch. When I heard Duron Carter’s name mentioned last week, I remembered the hype that surrounded him as a high school player. It wasn’t long before I had fallen into a wormhole researching what has happened to him since his prep days.”"

The 6’5″, 211 pound former CFL standout has been drawing rave reviews so far in Colts training camp practices. Of course, the the 24 year old is the son of Hall of Fame wideout Cris Carter and was once a heralded football prospect before maturity issues ultimately forced him to take his talents north of the border.

Having seemingly grown up, Carter is already making an impression on the field for his new team:

By tapping his full talent that comes with a proven NFL pedigree, Carter is definitely a player to keep an eye on as the season progresses:

"Why You Should Know Him: Aside from the ringing Chad Johnson endorsement — he knows Carter through the Alouettes — Carter’s worth watching because he’s a complete wild card next to familiar faces like Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, and Andre Johnson. He’s still competing for a roster spot with last year’s third-round pick, Donte Moncrief, and this year’s first-round pick (and his former high school teammate), Phillip Dorsett, but it sounds like he’s got a higher ceiling than either of them, and in Indianapolis, he’d be surrounded by the right pieces to help him deliver."

While expectations should be tempered a bit as a rookie wide receiver, Carter’s play could very well place him in the mix during 3 and 4 wide receiver sets and see him potentially push both Moncrief and Dorsett for additional playing time.

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