Jalen Carter, 2023 NFL Draft, Georgia

Jalen Carter 2023 NFL Draft


This 2023 NFL Draft scouting report on Jalen Carter was done by Justin Caballero of Digging in the Trenches. There will be more draft profiles coming on a daily basis. So check in with Dolphins Thirsty often.

 

2023 NFL Draft: Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia

 

Jalen Carter, 2023 NFL Draft profile

Grading scale: 1 Poor 10 Elite COD: Change of direction

 

Caballero loves that even with all of Jalen Carter’s natural ability, he still brings the dog factor. He goes all out to make sure that the job gets done week in and week out. Big and strong with above-average speed which helps him play like a menace on gameday. Dominating force at the college level.

Caballero enjoyed watching Carter develop during Carter’s time at UGA. His power and contact balance are outstanding with excellent footwork. Will need to work on polishing up his push rush moves when he gets to the NFL. Big strong meat-hook-like arms will help  Jalen Carter as he hones his talents at the next level.

A disruptive force that has the skill set to play with his hand in the dirt or standing up. Sound technique in keeping low and maintaining low pad leverage. Shreds would be blockers while tracking down the ball carrier. Flows to the ball naturally then tackles well when he gets there as he squares up and stays low.

 

By the Numbers

 

Defense & Fumbles Table
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2020 Georgia SEC FR DL 8 11 3 14 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2021 Georgia SEC SO DL 14 17 20 37 8.5 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
*2022 Georgia SEC JR DL 13 16 16 32 7.0 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2
Career Georgia 44 39 83 18.5 6.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/16/2023.

 

The Prospect Sheet

 

Jalen Carter was highly recruited coming out of high school. Prior to enrolling at Georgia, Carter had had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, the University of Miami, and many others (Source: on3.com).

He lived up to the recruiting expectations. Now, he has a high 2023 NFL Draft expectation.

 

Draft projection: 1st Round

 

Overall, Caballero says that Jalen Carter has the makings of player that should have a long NFL career with a very high ceiling. 

 

Strengths: Jalen Carter

 

  1. Strong
  2. Quick
  3. Flows naturally sideline to sideline
  4. The Dog Factor
  5. The motor is always running on high

 

Improvement areas

 

  1. Pass rush moves

 

Caballero’s unedited notes while scouting

 

Jalen carter, 2023 NFL Draft, scouting notes

 

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