The Atlanta Falcons currently hold the eighth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
And landing an elite prospect like Georgia’s Jalen Carter at the spot that seemed impossible months ago may be available at the clock on April 27.
Most recently, ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed that Carter would meet with the Falcons on Tuesday.
Georgia DT Jalen Carter is visiting the Atlanta Falcons today. He would then visit each team picking 5-10: Seahawks (5), Lions (6), Raiders (7), Falcons (8), Bears (9) and Eagles (10).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2023
He would have visited all of the teams that drafted him 5 through 10, the Seattle Seahawks (5), Detroit Lions (6), Las Vegas Raiders (7), Chicago Bears (9), and Philadelphia Eagles (10).
According to agent Drew Rosenhaus, Carter’s efforts to get back into the top four have been unsuccessful, so he will have to rethink his strategy and sit down with these teams.
He was considered the best prospect in this class for most of the year or worse than a top-three selection.
However, his involvement in a near-fatal car accident early in the year caused several teams to shun him, and some doubts about his character and work ethic emerged.
Carter arrived at his Pro Day nearly nine pounds heavier than he did at the NFL Combine, and he wasn’t exactly impressive in drills either.
His physicality and natural talent are notorious, and he was a legend during his days with the Bulldogs.
Nonetheless, some reports about him not being mature enough have caused his draft stock to drop drastically over the past few weeks.
The talented DT averaged six sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss in his three years with the defending national champions, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a team take a risk on him despite all of these concerns.
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