Ja'Had Carter
Ja'Had Carter  S  North Carolina State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ja'Had Carter
Height
6-1
Weight
203
College
North Carolina State
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Richmond, VA
49.9/100
Player Rating
64
PositionRank (DB)
4.5
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
Tackles
5
Sol tackles
2

Ja'Had Carter S North Carolina State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ja'Had Carter S North Carolina State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Free Safety
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.50 seconds (73%*)
Age: 23.5 DOB: 02/13/2001
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (61%*) Weight: 203 (40%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (73%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Man-Zone Free Safety
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.50 seconds (73%*)
Age: 23.5 DOB: 02/13/2001
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (61%*) Weight: 203 (40%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (73%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Overall Rating: 49.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
78%
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QB Rating When targeted: 58.1
Tackling:
59%
Run Defense:
55%
Coverage:
56%
Zone:
56%
Man/Press:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #422 Position rank: #64
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1889
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 75/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Nolan Turner - Clemson
97%
Ben DeLuca - Charlotte
89%
Dell Pettus - Troy
86%
Draft Profile: Bio
Ja'Had Carter from Jireh Prep High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Carter opted to join Syracuse.

In 2020 as a freshman Carter saw action in 11 games and played a total of 739 snaps at safety for the Orange. He recorded solid 57 tackles, 14 assists, while adding 13 stops. In coverage Carter notched up one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 70.6.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 8 games and logged 483 snaps for the Orange. He made 25 tackles, 7 assists, and had 3 stops. In coverage he totaled one pass breakup, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 108.7.

In 2022 as a junior Carter played in 12 games and contributed on 543 snaps. He chalked up 27 tackles, 10 assists, and added 10 stops. In the secondary Carter forced 2 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and gave up an elite QB rating when targetted of 51.2.

After season's end Carter transferred to Ohio State where as a senior for the Buckeyes in 2023 Carter played in 6 games and took part in 124 snaps for the Buckeyes. He logged just 5 tackles, 3 assists, and made no stops. In coverage Carter had no pass breakups, no interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 114.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s physical at the line of scrimmage, showing unexpected power in his hands.
  • He’s tall-framed with long arms to match. With his powerful hands, straight-line speed, and fluidity in his hips, turning and chasing downfield shouldn’t be a problem.
  • Explodes out of his backpedal and has the hands and coordination to force interceptions.
  • Extremely aggressive to come up and put his body in traffic to make tackles.
  • Carter has the straight-line speed to recover. His ball skills are tremendous, with good hands and the potential to take it to the house any time Carter gets his hands on the ball.
  • His length and leaping ability allow him to high-point the ball and make plays. Carter would have had bigger interception numbers in college had opposing quarterbacks not gone out of their way to avoid him.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Feet aren’t ideal, as Carter gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
  • Susceptible to double moves, though that could be coached out of him. But the problem is that he doesn’t track the ball downfield, and he seems to lack the ball skills to break up plays.
  • 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.

How other scouting services rate Ja'Had Carter (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
570.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
90.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.