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Broncos brief: Cornerback making run at roster spot as undrafted rookie

The Denver Post

The NFL draft is a lot of things, but an exact science isn’t one of them.

Through the years, if a player starts at least 40 games at a Division I school he is usually going to make a quality run to make an NFL roster as a rookie no matter how he got his invitation to a training camp.

“I hope so. I hope that’s true,” Broncos cornerback Tony Carter said. “I love coming to work every day, and I’ll just go from there.”

Carter started 50 games at Florida State, including 33 in a row to close out his career, yet on draft weekend his name was not called in seven rounds. The Broncos signed him as an undrafted free agent, a player some teams thought was undersized (5-feet-9 and 175 pounds), but also one with the kind of ball skills the Broncos want in their defensive backs as they try to force more turnovers on defense.

Carter had nine interceptions in his career with the Seminoles and returned three for TDs. During Monday’s morning practice, Carter made an interception in team drills.

“You really have to get used to the speed of the game,” he said. “So far, so good.”

For more of this Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_13147777


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