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Alouettes G.M.: Every NFL team should be after Duron Carter


Duron Carter isn’t the best known wide receiver on the Montreal Alouettes roster anymore, but Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp doesn’t think that should stand in the way of Carter making the jump to the NFL for the 2015 season.

In comments to Peter King for this week’s Canada-themed edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, Popp raved about what he’s seen from Carter during his year-plus with the team. Popp thinks there will be a hot market for a player who finished his collegiate career with more off-field troubles than on-field success when NFL teams can start signing future deals.

“Every NFL team should be after Cris Carter’s son. Duron Carter is a phenomenal athlete. He’s got every measurable,” Popp said. “He’s fast, 6-foot-4, can be a punt returner in the NFL with his size, can run with the ball, has got tremendous body control. When he got on the field last year for us he was just phenomenal. And hopefully he stays healthy this year. He’ll be a highly, highly sought after, Cam Wake kind of guy. This is Duron’s second year, and another year is going to be great for him. But this guy can go in and be a one or two guy. He is phenomenal. He can’t finish in the CFL season and then go to NFL in 2014, but teams could sign him to a futures deal for 2015.”

Carter got looks from the Saints and Vikings before heading to Montreal last year and caught 49 passes for 909 yards and five touchdowns in his first professional season. Another year like that and reviews from scouts equal to Popp’s should lead to a different second chance at NFL success than the one his father capitalized on in Minnesota.

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18 Responses to “Alouettes G.M.: Every NFL team should be after Duron Carter”
  1. calhounlambeau says: Jun 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    Chris Carter’s child caused problems in college? I don’t believe it.

  2. bskeezy000 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:06 PM

    He’s no Cooper Manning.

  3. whysomanylosers says: Jun 30, 2014 3:08 PM

    Can he catch touchdowns?

  4. timcast12 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:13 PM

    This could be the Vikings best receiver!

  5. kidsamoa260 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:14 PM

    Doug Baldwins son told Cris Carter’s son to google it!

  6. footballradioshow says: Jun 30, 2014 3:15 PM

    CFL standouts typically try to make NFL squads. The disparity in talent level makes that a difficult jump.

  7. nesby2 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:27 PM

    Godspeed young man. Make the most of your second opportunity if & when you get one. Good luck!

  8. jjackwagon says: Jun 30, 2014 3:30 PM

    A spoiled rich kid with off-the-field problems in college…say it ain’t so!

  9. robert831 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:33 PM

    Jags and Panthers need WR’s

  10. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 30, 2014 3:48 PM

    Why would a team’s GM be encouraging other teams to sign his player?

  11. flaccodelic says: Jun 30, 2014 3:59 PM

    Sounds like someone is angling for some cash from the States to buy out someone’s contract.

  12. rolltide510 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:02 PM

    Duron Carter didn’t really have “problems” in college, he simply didn’t go to college. He figured all the cynical people who think college athletes don’t have to go to classes were correct, and gave up trying to find a college program that worked that way.

  13. glb020971 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:50 PM

    Thanks for clearing that up. People comment on a situation but do not know the facts. The guy just didn’t like going to class.

  14. thraiderskin says: Jun 30, 2014 4:51 PM

    Isn’t Duron on his 4th chance? Who is keeping the official count?

  15. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 30, 2014 6:04 PM

    Must be nice…..

  16. rtroy23 says: Jun 30, 2014 6:51 PM

    Roll tide I agree with that assessment. I don’t think that some other people on here should hat about it. That’s a perk to having a hof old man. Couldn’t understand why the jets didn’t take a look at him last season with the putrid wrs they put out there last year

  17. footballchic777 says: Jul 1, 2014 12:59 PM

    Hope he has grown up some then since his days at OSU

  18. completefan says: Jul 4, 2014 6:32 AM

    Alouettes have a nice receiving corps, Ocho, Carter, S.J. Green.
    Too bad they don’t have a QB to get them the ball. Smith is terrible.

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