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Jalen Carter: Defensive Tackle, Georgia Bulldogs: NFL Draft Scouting Profile and Projected Draft PositionJalen Carter Georgia Stats
Jalen Carter Scouting Report
Per NFL Draft Buzz, Carter has the following strengths and weaknesses:
- Strong core with powerful hands to shed blockers. Great instincts to find the ball
- Impressive tackler who can wreak havoc in the backfield
- Despite his build, has good feet and agility. Able to move laterally down the line in pursuit
- Does not have a lot of range when pursuing the backside
- Sees the ball but can get stuck on blocks
- Doesn’t do enough in the pass rush in one-on-one matchups
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Jalen Carter in Mock Drafts
According to NFL Mock Draft Database, Carter is projected to be a top-five pick. There are even some mock drafts that have him going number one overall. He is the top-rated defensive tackle in the 2023 class. While some mock drafts have him outside of the top five, there are none that have him outside the top ten. Below is a list of mock drafts and where they have Carter going.
- Draft Wire – No. 3 overall: Seahawks
- CBS Sports – No. 3 overall: Seahawks
- NFL Mocks – No. 4 overall: Cardinals
- Sports Illustrated – No. 5 overall: Lions
- Pro Football Network – No. 7 overall: Falcons
Would Jalen Carter Fit on the Packers?
Does the person play for Georgia? Then GM Brian Gutekunst thinks they are a good fit for the Packers. The last three first-round picks, Eric Stokes, Quay Walker, and Devonte Wyatt, have all come from the Bulldogs. Defensive line depth would be good to build up through the draft and Jalen Carter would be a great addition to any team, especially the Packers.
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Ultimately, the Packers will not be drafting high enough to draft Carter. Based on the mock drafts, Carter will be gone by the fifth pick. Unless the Packers decide to get aggressive and move up in the draft, Carter will be off the board. It is unlikely that GM Brian Gutekunst spends huge amounts of draft capital to get into the top five. The Packers will have to do their scouting work so when they play the team that gets Carter, they will be ready.