MOBILE, Ala. — The Senior Bowl is an event that tries its best to simulate an in-game environment to get teams the best view possible of a prospect.
Many players come into the event knowing the challenges but want to prove something. For some offensive lineman, that can be athleticism and footwork. For some cornerbacks, it can fluidity and ball skills. With quarterbacks, it can be just general accuracy to all levels of the field. All players have something to prove to scouts to improve their draft stock.
For Michael Carter, in particular, it is his receiving ability that he wishes to showcase. Carter’s impressive display in the running back receiving drills did not go unnoticed, and when prompted, Carter opened up about his work behind elements of his receiving game.
“I work at it a lot,” Carter said. “I’m on the JUGs every day. It’s something I’ve been working on since I was a young bull. Just being able to catch the ball out of the backfield.”
Carter’s weigh-in drew eyes when he came in at 5-foot-7 and 202 pounds. With a solid weigh-in and having illustrated his receiving ability, Carter is just thankful for the Senior Bowl opportunity and is working hard every day to showcase his talents at the Senior Bowl.
Alan Saunders contributed reporting and video from Mobile.