Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter is one of the top prospects, regardless of position, as we look to the 2023 NFL Draft. Five-star freshman from Apopka High School in Florida, Carter was the piece mistress of Georgia’s championship-winning defense the past two seasons. He’s combined to rack up 15.5 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2021 and 2022, but beyond the stat sheet he’s been a 6-foot-3, 310-pound force against the run and a disruptive passer. Some even believe he was the best player in a 2021 Georgia defense that had five first-round picks.
Below is a full draft profile for Carter, including his high school and college accolades, scouting report and NFL prospecting prospects.
Note: This profile will be updated as new information becomes available.
- Age: 21
- Year: Junior
- Height: 6-3
- Mass: 310
- Hometown: Apopka, Florida
- Interesting fact: Blocked a field goal in the 2021 National Championship win over Alabama
Position: N°1 DL | Globally: No. 2
“Carter is a deceptive 310-pounder because he carries it so well. The Florida native has good top speed and athleticism. He’s quick to split the gaps but also has the strength to dictate the action in the running game.Despite his first three-round picks on his defensive line, the Bulldogs made a point of giving Carter significant reps.The third-year player created pressure on 13% of his passing rushes on the season last, according to TruMedia. He recorded a tackle on 17.1% of the slamming run defense.” – Josh Edwards, CBS Sports NFL draft analyst
- 2022: First Team All-American (Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sporting News)
- 2022: All-SEC First Team (AP, Coaches)
- 2021: All-SEC Second Team (Coaches)
- 2021: One of 20 players nationally with multiple placement kick blocks in 2021
High school: Apopka (Apopka, Florida)
To classify: 2020
Composite rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (0.9912)
- National: 18 | DT: 4 | Florida: 3 | All the time: 377
High School Honors: Participant in the Under Armor All-America game
See Jalen Carter’s full profile on 247Sports here. For his MaxPreps profile, click here.