S - 6'1 210 Senior - Homestead, Fl
2015 Key Stats: 48 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 INT. 1 FF
Only 3 career starts, but could play much bigger role as a senior, splitting time with fellow safeties Jaquan Johnson and Rayshawn Jenkins.
One of the most physically imposing players on the roster.
Big time hitter who never shies away from contact, but can also make plays in coverage.
Very confident kid too:
Miami S Jamal Carter: "Of course" I'm an NFL player, and other thoughts https://t.co/sNDANm6sYX pic.twitter.com/zftPjNPHFI— Matt Porter (@mattyports) June 8, 2016
Summary: Who can forget the hit Carter unleashed Vs FAU, at a time when the team needed a spark in the worst way?
Jamal Carter in da FAU game pic.twitter.com/4xGaCmJpQ8— Kyle (@yrn1kyle) September 14, 2015
UM needs more of that from the senior safety in 2016. Carter is a player who's production has never quite lived up to his potential. But in fairness, he probably should have seen the field a whole lot more last season (Dallas Crawford's snaps at S would have been a start). He's also an outstanding special teams player. But the role I want to see him play in 2016 is enforcer on the back end. Jenkins is more the center fielder type, and Johnson can do a little of everything. The 'Canes need Carter to be a sure tackler, who can occasionally make the huge hit, or make a play via blitzes. He should see an expanded role this coming season as one of the most experienced players in the DB group. 1-2 INT's and 50+ tackles are well within his reach, with potential for a lot more big plays given Miami will be attacking more at all three levels.