Andre Carter stood over the podium and fielded questions from national reporters at the NFL Combine Wednesday.
Carter was asked about everything from how the 6-foot-7, 260-pound linebacker ended up at Army, what he learned at the academy that will help him in the NFL and growing up wanting to play at the highest level.
“The biggest thing for me is the ability to manage a lot of things at once,” said Carter about his experiences at West Point. “Being at the academy, you have to manage academics, football and all of your military responsibilities. So that’s something I will take with me to the NFL, when I’m a field artillery officer in the Army and the rest of my life.”
Today, it’s finally time for Carter to showcase the skills that have on the verge of becoming Army’s highest NFL draft pick since World War II and the Black Knights’ first pick since Caleb Campbell in 2008.
Carter is near the top of everyone’s watch lists for his combine today. He is believed to be the first Army player to participate in Combine’s physical skills and drills since Campbell in 2008. Carter’s portion of the Combine will air on the NFL Network at 3 p.m. EST Thursday.
The NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks highlighted Carter during a segment earlier this week. Brooks visited West Point last spring to watch Carter. Scouts from all 32 NFL teams stopped by Army’s practice facility over the course of the 2022 to check in with Carter.
“You talk about his wingspan of 6-feet, 10 inches, you are talking about a guy that came off the edge two season ago with 16.5 sacks,” Brooks said on the NFL Network. “One thing we do know is that translates into production in the National Football League.
“If he puts on a show, we’ll begin to have that conversation about that fringe first-round, second-round player. He could be a guy that gets a lot of interest.”
Carter was projected as a top-15 pick in 2022 preseason rankings. A good combine could increase Carter’s draft stock. He’ll have another chance at Army’s Pro Day on March 16. Teammates Marquel Broughton, Maurice Bellan and Braheam Murphy are also expected to take part in the Pro Day.