A famous coaching quote reads, "your potential is going to get me fired." Florida State wide receiver Greg Carr has tantalizing potential as he stands a legitimate 6'6" tall, and routinely makes one-handed catches. Still, Carr never put up the great season that was expected out of him during his time at FSU.
In Carr's final game at Florida State, he led the Noles in receiving and led them to a blowout victory in the Champs Sports Bowl, a game in which Jaguars scout Tim Mingey was in attendance. He flashed his NFL potential on one particular fade route where he snatched the ball out of mid-air in the corner of the end zone with just one hand.
"I was saying, do everything you have to catch the ball," Carr told JagNation following the game. "I promised Christian (Ponder) that if he came back to me I wouldn't let him down."
Carr is known for making catches and adjustments in air on deep patterns, but he also flashed an ability to go over the middle.
"When we were struggling, he was the guy we were able to go to on third down to pull us through with the slants," FSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher said about Carr.
Carr was more than a playmaker for his FSU team, he was also one of the vocal leaders in the locker room. He helped a very talented group finish strong.
"Part of being a senior, you've got to be a leader and guys look up to you and you have to be the big brother," Carr said. "You've got to let everyone know, we're going to stand up and fight and we're not going to back down from nobody."
Greg was a late invitee to the Senior Bowl as he filled in for an injured player. Although he had very limited practice time, the FSU standout showed well during the practices and even made a catch in the game. Carr keeps a pretty good attitude about his situation.
"I feel like it's all out of my control, I did what I had to do during my career and I have to go out here and let things take care of themselves and just continue to work hard," Carr explained in a Scout.com exclusive interview.
When asked what he will bring to whatever NFL team that takes a chance on him, Carr responded emphatically—
"I'm just a guy who's going to work hard and do everything I'm supposed to do and just somebody who wants to be there who's going to work hard. I'll be grateful for the opportunity if it comes."
The opportunity for Greg Carr will most certainly come, but it will likely have to wait until the second day of the draft, as Carr's speed has been a question mark. Still, the tall lanky receiver has been able to get open and out-leap smaller defenders throughout his entire collegiate career.
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