Duron Carter Could Soon Be Playing in the NFL

By DJ Byrnes on July 1, 2014 at 11:50a
22 Comments

Duron Carter only caught 13 passes during his tenure at Ohio State, and because "he hates [bleeping] school" (his father's words), those would be the only 13 passes he caught in his Division-I career. 

Carter left Ohio State and transferred to Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College. In February 2013, Duron's quarterback, Cayden Cochran, tweeted [sic], "The team that drafts Duron Carter will get the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen. I played w/him. Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board."

Sorry, Cayden, but it looks like some professionals disagree with your opinion.

After pit-stops at Alabama and Florida Atlantic where he never played a down, Carter signed with the Montreal Alouettes. His rookie season led to this highlight tape.

Here's the Montreal Alouettes' general manager, the awesomely-named Jim Popp, in today's Monday Morning Quarterback column by Peter King:

Duron Carter is a phenomenal athlete. He’s got every measurable. 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 [first or second receiver]. 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.

Sounds like 2014 can be a good year for Duron Carter if he keeps his head right. The talent is obviously there, and since Duron is no longer burdened with school, he's out of excuses.

But damn, would he look sweet lining up with Josh Gordon in what would be the most dynamic receiving duo since Randy Moss and Cris Carter ran wild up in Minnesota.

H/T: Silver Bullet 10

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HawaiianBuckeye's picture

Jim Popp has been around a LONG TIME!  He has seen a lot and I trust his opinion.

808buckeye's picture

What island are you from?  It's rare to see a buckeye fan from the islands 

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hit_the_couch's picture

O'ahu.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

+1 HS
buckeyedexter's picture

Those are some harsh words from his former QB.  I hope he does well; once a buckeye always a buckeye.

+1 HS
DC-town's picture

Duron and Gordon lined up next to each other...in the Taco Bell drive through at 2am

'Piss excellence' -RB

+12 HS
DC-town's picture

During their suspensions

'Piss excellence' -RB

+4 HS
DC-town's picture

Hopefully Duron straightens it out, but the browns have plenty of divas for now

'Piss excellence' -RB

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

I don't mean to be a grammar nazi, but you misspelled Division in Division-I in the first paragraph. 

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DJ Byrnes's picture

prophetic username

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Brady Hoke ate my comment

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logamaniac's picture

To be fair the GM still stays away from commenting on his preparation, work ethic and attitude. At least in the blurb you quoted also do the alouettes stand to make any money from him signing a deal with an nfl team while under contract?

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MauricXe's picture

I didn't realize he was 6'4. I always thought he was short.

anyway, i hope he makes it to the nfl. he's got a great talent.

chemicalwaste's picture

Hopefully if he goes to cleveland it to replace Josh Gordon, not line up beside him for ripping the gravity bong.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Great story about perseverance. I'm as guilty as anyone about branding kids as "immature" and "self-absorbed" during the most immature and self-absorbed parts of their lives. It's nice to see when when some finally see the light and realize a dream. I think this is a success story no matter how it ends.

robobuck's picture

My 13 month old disagrees with you about the most immature and self absorbed time in a person's life ;)

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

While Duron certainly had his school-related problems, we all wish him well.  Perhaps he's one data point in favor of top prospects skipping college altogether if they're not exactly interested in the college part of college.

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

Remington2323's picture

Haha, no way that would be the most dynamic receiving crew since the Vikings pair. Carter has not even taken a snap yet. 

hit_the_couch's picture

Hopefully he doesn't suck balls if he gets a shot in the NFL. Just cause one has a decent season in Canada, doesn't mean they can play here.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Not sure why threads keep popping up of Duron, he's played in how many games at OSU? *shrugs*

+2 HS
sb97's picture

Interesting username for this comment. 

Stoicpaisano's picture

12 g, 13 rec, 176 yd, 1 TD, 2 punt return, 24 yd

Yes, coming up on five years past.

Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

Not many that's for sure.