Lorenzo Carter making official pre-draft visit to Denver

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Lorenzo Carter
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Lorenzo Carter /

Former Georgia Bulldogs outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter is taking an official pre-draft visit with the Denver Broncos on Monday…

The Denver Broncos are reportedly hosting former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Lorenzo Carter for a pre-draft visit on Monday. Mike Klis revealed the visit on Twitter Monday afternoon.

Carter is the first known ‘edge’ player to take an official visit to the Broncos, and the 23rd player overall whose visit to the team facilities has been revealed.

Right now, Carter is projected as an early day two selection, despite not having the most productive collegiate career.

Here’s Klis’ original report:

With both Shane Ray and Shaquil Barrett entering contract years (unless the Broncos pick up Ray’s option), adding another edge defender makes a ton of sense for the Broncos.

Carter has huge upside and has even received some first round hype in recent weeks.

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At 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, Carter ran a blazing 4.50 second 40-yard dash at the 2018 Scouting Combine, and added a ridiculous 36-inch vertical jump to go along with it.

He has great burst off the snap, length off the edge, and is obviously one of the most explosive athletes in this year’s draft class.

The only thing Carter really needs to do is figure out how to be more consistent putting his athleticism to good use. He doesn’t lack for work ethic, or an understanding of the game, but I don’t think Georgia had him consistently in the right position and was asking him to do maybe more than he should have been asked.

If the Broncos get him, I think he would be a clear number two pass rusher behind Von Miller, working with defensive line coach Bill Kollar and honing in his edge defending skills.

He has the potential to be a beast at the next level, but some coaching staff is going to need to extract the best from him.

I can’t think of a better on-field mentor than Von Miller, or a better position coach than Bill Kollar to get the best out of Carter.