Coming out of high school, Stephen Carr was a highly-coveted prospect, with offers from a plethora of high-profile colleges. With offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among many others, Carr often for the USC Trojans. Following injuries early in his career, along with a crowded running back group, Carr was never able to establish himself as the top back at USC. This offseason, Stephen Carr, who earned his degree in May, opted to transfer to Indiana University, where he’ll be eligible to play immediately.
First off, the transfer was a blessing for Carr. Earlier this week, it was announced that Stephen Carr would be starting for Indiana. At USC, Carr had the opportunity to display his speed and quickness. If he can remain healthy and improve his durability, NFL scouts should take notice. You can check out an example of Stephen Carr’s skillset below.
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Last season, the Indiana Hoosiers finished with a 6-2 record. With Carr in the backfield, that should alleviate pressure on QB Michael Penix Jr. In fact, that should continue to open up the offensive gameplan. Stephen Carr is a dynamic runner, especially in the open field, which will allow Indiana to spread the field. Furthermore, Indiana also has senior WR Ty Fryfogle returning.
Heading into this season, I have Carr listed as a late-round draft pick. However, that can certainly change. If he’s able to remain healthy and durable, then I think it’s safe to assume that his draft stock will rise. Furthermore, he seems like the perfect candidate for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. In fact, Carr was recently added to the Senior Bowl’s watchlist.
A strong week of practices at the Senior Bowl, or even a strong performance in the game, has earned several players lots and lots of money by way of a better draft selection.