Jalen Carter Is Heavy And Out of Shape At Pro Day

Written by Tony Ghaul

Top defensive tackle prospect Jalen Carter was nine pounds heavier than he was at the NFL combine about two weeks ago and couldn’t finish his position drills at Georgia’s pro day on Wednesday.

Carter was once considered a potential No. 1 pick in April’s draft weighed 323 pounds and was seen breathing heavily before unable to finish his position drills due to cramping.

The 21-year-old Carter appeared exhausted in front of all 32 NFL teams in attendance. At one point, Carter was sprawled out on the floor at Georgia’s indoor facility while working with a trainer.

Carter only participated in position drills and opted not to take part in any other portion of the pro day workout, including the 40-yard dash, cone drills and other physical tests.

Carter’s draft stock has dropped after he was arrested for his alleged role in a Jan. 15 car wreck in Athens that killed Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy.

Carter’s performance was underwhelming, but it’s hard to say how this will impact his draft stock.

Former Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter. Photo courtsey of Laney Martin

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