The Eagles traded up up a spot in the first round to select former Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter at No. 9 overall.
Carter was widely believed to be the best player in the 2023 NFL draft. He dropped in the draft, due to legal issues.
Carter was charged for his involvement in a fatal accident that claimed the lives of a former Bulldogs teammate and a staffer attached to the program.
The criminal case is over due to a no-contest deal but the father of one of the deceased is suing him for millions.
During his Georgia Pro Day activities earlier this year, Carter did not look great and appeared to be out of shape.
A video clip has surfaced of Carter going to work in practice and he really does look to be in great shape.
Eagles rookie Jalen Carter said he will be better in the NFL than he was in college.
“Everybody is connected. There’s a good connection in the locker room. I plan on making a big impact to the team and to the season early. And go back to the Super Bowl and win it this time.”
The Eagles will hope that Carter’s arrival will help them return to the Super Bowl in 2024 after falling short to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Eagles defensive tackle Jalen Carter. Photo courtsey of Columbia Daily Tribune