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NFL Draft Profile: Jalen Carter, Interior Defensive Lineman, Georgia Bulldogs

NFL Draft profile scouting report for Georgia iDL Jalen Carter

Georgia iDL Jalen Carter
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#88
Pos: iDL
Ht: 6030
Wt: 305
40: 4.90
DOB: 04/04/
Hometown: Apopka, FL
High School: Apopka
Eligibility: 2023

Jalen Carter
Georgia Bulldogs


One-Liner:

Rare athleticism for his size with tremendous strength, explosiveness, and versatility.

Evaluation:

The Georgia Bulldogs had an eye-popping five defensive players selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, including first overall selection Travon Walker—an amazing feat! However, pro evaluators will be quick to point out that none were better than Jalen Carter. Blessed with rare athleticism, a lightning quick first step and violent hands, the Bulldogs defensive tackle makes a living in the opponents' backfield. In fact, he has registered a whopping 47 quarterback pressures and six sacks over the past two seasons, more than any other player in Athens during that span. His versatility also bodes well, as Carter has been moved up and down the defensive line. The Florida native hails from Apopka, home to Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Warren Sapp—a player that Carter has often been compared to. A one-man wrecking crew, Carter is fast, physical and powerful, making him a top five overall selection with All Pro characteristics.

Grade:

1st Round

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Background:

Jalen Carter, a junior at the University of Georgia, makes an impact wherever he is on the field. In the 2021 season, Carter had thirty seven tackles and even more impressive was his massive jump in QB pressures from thirteen in 2020 to thirty three in 2021 to follow up with eight and a half tackles for a loss. During his first year with the bulldogs, he played in all ten games and contributed to the scoring aspect of the game where he was one of three players on defense to score a touchdown.