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Seahawks Response: Too many issues about Jalen Carter to draft?


Mar 16, 2023

UPDATED: MARCH 16, 2023 AT 2:08 PM

Jalen Carter of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts within the Nationwide Championship versus TCU on Jan. 9, 2023. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Pictures)

One of many prime NFL Draft prospects who has been tied to the Seahawks this offseason is All-American defensive deal with Jalen Carter, who starred for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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It appeared like a slam dunk that Carter could be a prime 5 decide, and earlier than the Chicago Bears traded the No. 1 decide to quarterback-needy Carolina Panthers, some thought Carter might go No. 1 total.

Carter faces some severe questions now, nonetheless, as he had plead no contest to a misdemeanor stemming from his involvement in a drag racing incident that resulted within the deaths of a Georgia teammate and staffer. Then on Wednesday, Carter confirmed as much as Georgia’s professional day 9 kilos heavier than he was on the latest NFL Scouting Mix and couldn’t end place drills attributable to cramping and heavy respiratory, per an ESPN report.

The Seahawks maintain the No. 5 decide within the upcoming draft, and Carter looks like a terrific on-field match as a result of he performs a key place of want for Seattle. However with all these crimson flags, ought to Seattle move on him?

Right here’s a take a look at what all our Seattle Sports activities hosts needed to say about Carter.

Mike Salk referred to as Carter’s professional day “disastrous.”

“He didn’t look good. I imply he’s bouncing and jiggling and all that. After which not with the ability to end? My gosh,” he stated.

Later within the present, former NFL quarterback Brock Huard shared his ideas on the state of affairs.

“No less than if you get to the sphere, all these different issues disappear and also you present up,” he stated. “However you may’t end a mix exercise, a professional day exercise? And also you’re out of fuel, and also you’re huffing and puffing and also you don’t even end and also you don’t even move the jiggle take a look at since you’ve obtained all types of stuff shifting round in too many various instructions? That’s a nasty look.”

How far might Carter fall within the draft?

“If historical past tells us something, he’s gonna fall out of the highest 10. He’s gonna fall to 12 or 13,” Huard stated. “There’s gonna be some crew that claims, ‘Yeah, and he’s not a prime 10 man. I’m not investing that.’”

Huard introduced up offensive deal with Laremy Tunsil, who fell to 13 total in 2016 after video surfaced on social media of him utilizing a fuel masks to smoke marijuana. Earlier than that, he was anticipated to be one of many first gamers chosen.

“While you’re an enormous, bodily, ‘there aren’t many constructed such as you’ form of man like Tunsil, like (Warren Sapp), like this child, I feel he falls out of the highest 10, however I don’t suppose he will get out of the highest 15,” Huard stated.

Former NFL receiver Michael Bumpus was requested if the Seahawks ought to gamble on Carter at No. 5 total.

“Yeah, I might,” he stated.

Bumpus stated that it’s comprehensible why Carter wouldn’t present as much as his professional day in excellent form contemplating all of the issues he’s coping with off the sphere, particularly contemplating a teammate of his died.

“Put your self within the younger man’s footwear and understand he’s coping with lots. Unsuitable, proper or detached, he’s coping with lots,” Bumpus stated. “So it doesn’t shock me in any respect that he confirmed up and he was out of practice. You suppose he’s motivated to get up like he did earlier than the passing of his teammate on daily basis at 6 a.m. to grind? No. He’s started working his means by this. It’s important to take that into consideration.”

Bump stated that now groups just like the Seahawks might want to do their homework to see if they’ll belief Carter.

“He’ll discuss to groups which might be , so it’s as much as organizations … Do your homework. Do you belief him? Do you suppose he’s good to go? In the event you do, then you definitely take the decide,” he stated.

Co-host Stacy Rost stated there’s lots nonetheless to be answered about Carter.

“There may very well be many solutions. One among them continues to be, ‘Hey, dangerous information, transfer on.’ And the opposite one is, ‘Hey, it is a man who has some crimson flags however may very well be a very good particular person and may very well be prepared to vary.’ None of us know the reply,” she stated. “So in the event you’re sitting right here saying, ‘Move on this man, he’s horrible, he’s a horrible particular person,’ alright, that’s your opinion, however none of us know identical to I don’t know that he’s a very good man. I don’t know.”

If the Seahawks are on the clock at No. 5 total and Carter is offered and common supervisor John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll move on him, Rost stated that may be very telling.

“If the Seahawks move on him at 5, they’re in such dire want of assist at that actual place that I’m totally satisfied these interviews went horribly,” she stated. “If the Seahawks move on him at 5, the best way that John and Pete love and admire athleticism and potential, the best way that they’re prepared to tackle guys for second probabilities, and the best way that they want this place group greater than some other, (then) this was a nasty interview. That’s what passing on him at 5 tells you.”

Dave Wyman, a former NFL linebacker, couldn’t consider Carter would present as much as his professional day almost 10 kilos chubby and so out of practice.

“You realize it’s coming … You present up and also you’re not in form? I imply, that’s the naked minimal,” he stated.

Co-host Bob Stelton thought Carter ought to have used his professional day as a strategy to present simply how good he’s on the sphere.

“Wouldn’t you exit of your strategy to say, ‘You realize what? I’m placing on the most effective present I might presumably placed on to attempt to erase that query out of individuals’s thoughts. Yeah, I don’t know what’s going to occur with this case, however I’m going to point out you that in the event you get me on the sphere, right here’s what you’re getting,’” he stated.

Stelton requested Wyman if he’d be mad if the Seahawks handed on Carter within the draft.

“No, in no way. I imply, look, it is a man that might possibly not make it on the sphere. We by no means noticed (2017 second-round decide) Malik McDowell (play for the Seahawks). By no means,” Wyman stated. “… It’s only a matter of how mature or how immature is he? And possibly he will get it and turns round … I imply, you’ve obtained an opportunity to play and be a prime 5 decide.”

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