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
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.
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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
- Flows naturally sideline to sideline
- The Dog Factor
- The motor is always running on high
- Pass rush moves
Caballero’s unedited notes while scouting
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