Caelen Carson
Caelen Carson  CB  Wake Forest | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Caelen Carson
Height
6-0
Weight
195
College
Wake Forest
Position
CB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Waldorf, MD
73.2
Player Rating
61
PositionRank (DB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
7
Tackles
21
Sol tackles
17

Caelen Carson CB Wake Forest | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Caelen Carson CB Wake Forest
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Overall Rank: #426 Position Rank: #61 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (64%*)
Weight: 195 (60%*)
Weight: 195 (60%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Overall Rank: #426 Position Rank: #61 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (64%*) Weight: 195 (60%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 73.2 / 100
Stock Down
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 69.7
Tackling:
79%
Run Defense:
56%
Coverage:
73%
Zone:
73%
Man/Press:
71%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #61
College Games: 24 College Snaps: 1279
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 73/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84 Stars 247 RATING: 84/100
Ovr Rank: #1725
College Combine Results
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Caelen Carson attended North Point High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.830, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Carson opted to join Wake Forest.

In 2020 as a freshman Carson saw action in 8 games and played a total of 507 snaps at cornerback for the Demon Deacons. He recorded 22 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 6 stops. In coverage Carson notched up 2 pass breakups, one interception, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 49.3.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 9 games and logged 466 snaps for the Demon Deacons. He made 30 tackles, 2 assists, and had 7 stops. In coverage he totaled 5 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an impressive QB rating when targetted of 55.5.

In 2022 as a junior Carson played in 7 games and contributed on 306 snaps. He chalked up 17 tackles, one assist, and added 4 stops. In the secondary Carson forced 5 pass breakups, no interceptions, and gave up a decent QB rating when targetted of 81.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Alert defender for zone coverage, showing good understanding of route progressions occurring behind him and a quick burst downhill to break on underneath passes in front of him.
  • Has at least adequate straight-line speed and good balance, fluidity to change direction.
  • Explodes out of his backpedal and has the hands and coordination to force interceptions.
  • Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. Carson has the quick and surprisingly powerful hands to jostle receivers early. But he’s at his best peeking into the backfield.
  • Carson can flip his hips and run, with good top-end speed and the length to make plays on the ball.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Gets sloppy with his backpedal when playing off-man and seems to lack the instincts to close on the ball.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Might not be the kind of pure shutdown corner that the top prospects in this draft have the skill set to become, but offers scheme versatility and the ability to slide inside and cover the slot.
  • Needs to develop a better understanding of route combinations and better overall vision.
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How other scouting services rate Caelen Carson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
403.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
123.0