This class is filled with talent and will bring great value to your dynasty squad for the foreseeable future. Dave Heilman (@DynastyDorks) and I (@FFBourbonDude) brought you a ton of pre-combine profiles at each of the offensive skill positions. Now it’s time to get into our defensive players. Be sure to check out our NFL Draft Playlist on YouTube for all of our draft profiles.
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Jalen Carter – NFL Rookie Draft Profile
Height – 6’3″
Weight – 314 pounds
The number one prospect overall on many folk’s boards, Carter has the skill set and explosiveness to play anywhere on the defensive line. He is a guy who is great at shedding blocks and stopping the run for a loss as well as providing a pass rush, as evidenced by his 24.5% win rate in true pass sets, according to PFF.
Jalen Carter received the following accolades during his time in Athens.
Associated Press & Coaches’ All-SEC First Team
Preseason All-America First Team by Associated Press, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, as well as Athlon Sports
Finalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s top lineman
Preseason All-SEC First Team, by Athlon and the media attending SEC Media Days
Preseason watch lists for the Lott Trophy (nation’s top defender), Outland Trophy (nation’s top interior lineman), and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defender)
Coaches’ All-SEC 2nd team
Defensive Line Pros
Repertoire – Carter has various different moves that are above average in effectiveness. This allows him to counter regardless of
Power and Relentless – Power is his best trait, but he also has a relentless motor to chase down defenders.
Quickness – Jalen Carter has the quickest first step in the class, in my opinion. This will give him a leg up to use his power at the next level.
Defensive Line Cons
Character – Carter has some character concerns that could cost him time on the field.
Maturity – Jalen Carter has shown a lack of maturity and could potentially limit his ceiling if he’s unwilling to work at it.
Lean – As a DT, he could put some weight on to be especially effective against some of the bigger, stronger centers in the game.
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