Florida defensive end Zachary Carter has proven he’s one of probably the most unselfish players in the Gators program the last couple of seasons. He’s at his most interesting when he plays on the perimeters of the defensive lines rushing the quarterback. But last season he took snaps at defensive tackle because the protection didn’t have ample our bodies at that situation.
The Gators addressed that need in the offseason adding defensive tackle transfers Antonio Shelton from Penn State and Daquan Newkirk from Auburn. 2nd-year freshman Gervon Dexter also had a stable spring that affords them another body inside. This may have to aloof allow Carter to focal point on maintaining the edge up entrance and be a living nightmare for opposing quarterbacks that can back him elevate his NFL draft stock.
In 2019, Carter handiest started a few games, however he aloof managed to finish 2d on the team in sacks and tackles for loss. He recorded 4.5 sacks and 7 tackles for loss. He took a step forward to lead the team in sacks (5) and tackles for loss (9.5) while he spent most of his snaps at defensive tackle.
Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will have to aloof spin Carter back to his natural situation, which will have to aloof back his protection rebound after a rough 2020.
However, his willingness to attain whatever was most interesting for Florida will have to aloof pay stout dividends with NFL scouts. Carter also showed them that he can match neatly in a 4-3 or a 3-4 plot that will make him hard to pass up in next year’s NFL draft.