Hometown: Kentwood, Lousiana
Weight: 190 lbs
At 6-foot, 190 pounds, Carter has good size to hang with receivers and has shown the physicality to have his way in coverage. He can create problems in space as well as right up on the line with his long arms. He is an elite athlete with speed that being called “blazing” would be an understatement (4.33). Carter can hurt you in coverage as well as when you punt to him or throw to him. This is probably why there have been rumors of Carter potentially playing running back for Coach Saban.
Instincts & Technique:
Carter is absolutely incredible when he has the ball in his hands on both sides of the ball. He has great vision after the catch which makes him a dangerous receiver and returner, but also shows those kind of ball skills as a corner too. He has that natural instinct of making people miss and just flat out being superiorly athletic to them. Shyheim Carter is one of those athletes we only see once every blue moon, and the good news for Alabama is that he’s solidly committed to the Tide.
Strengths & Weaknesses:
Strengths: Carter is one of the best athletes in the nation because of his unreal speed, outstanding vision, and great ball skills. He is the all-around guy teams drool over.
Weaknesses: His main weakness would probably be when he is lined up at corner, he doesn’t always play as aggressive as he should from the snap, he won’t get too tough of a jam on the receiver, being that he is raw in his technique, but that is easily coachable. There’s nobody better in the business to yell at you about jamming a receiver than Nick Saban.
Reminds me of:
Shyheim Carter comes out of Kentwood as an elite athlete in all factors of his game, and will be able to do a lot for the Crimson Tide no matter where he ends up, a speedy, athletic and physical corner who can play offense and special teams if needed, very similar to Cyrus Jones.