Jalen Carter



Ryland B.: Carter is so much fun to watch as a prospect. He’s got it all: athleticism, strength, and an impactful presence on the field. His power, leverage, and surprising explosiveness allow him to blow past blockers and constantly disrupt plays. He’s an excellent pass-rusher and run-stopper already, and his NFL potential is even further off the charts. Carter faced constant double teams at Georgia but still showed impressive effort and impact. He’s a game-breaker through and through. The only complaints I really noticed were that Carter can get knocked off balance a little too often, and he could often be a little slow off the snap. Still, his tape is around as close to a can’t-miss prospect as it gets in this draft – but his potential off-field issues tell a much different story. This spring, he was charged with reckless driving in an incident connected to a crash that resulted in the deaths of two people. Beyond that, questions have been springing up regarding Carter’s conditioning and work ethic after he looked out of shape at his Pro Day, failing to finish the drills. He’s also reportedly refused to meet with teams outside of the top 10 picks in the draft. Carter has some very, very red flags on his scouting profile, but NFL teams know far more about these issues than most fans and writers do. All we can do is speculate. What we do know is that Carter’s tape shows that he’s one of the most talented, if not the most talented player in this draft. It will be interesting where he goes on draft night; Carter is the definition of a boom or bust pick.


Rank 4
Round Top 5
Name Jalen Carter
Position DL
School Georgia
Height 6‘3”
Weight 310 lbs


Tackles 32
Tackles For Loss 7.0
Sacks 3.0
Interceptions 0
Passes defended 0


Hand Size 10.3
Arm Length 33.5
Forty Yard Dash 0.0
Bench Reps 0
Vertical Leap 0
Broad Jump 0
Three Cone Drill 0.0
Shuttle 0.0

Rankings on Various Big Boards

NFL (Edholm)
Sporting News
The Athletic
Draft Network
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