UPDATED: MARCH 16, 2023 AT two:08 PM
1 of the best NFL Draft prospects who has been tied to the Seahawks this offseason is All-American defensive tackle Jalen Carter, who starred for the Georgia Bulldogs.
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It seemed like a slam dunk that Carter would be a best 5 choose, and just before the Chicago Bears traded the No. 1 choose to quarterback-needy Carolina Panthers, some believed Carter could go No. 1 all round.
Carter faces some severe inquiries now, having said that, as he had plead no contest to a misdemeanor stemming from his involvement in a drag racing incident that resulted in the deaths of a Georgia teammate and staffer. Then on Wednesday, Carter showed up to Georgia’s pro day nine pounds heavier than he was at the current NFL Scouting Combine and couldn’t finish position drills due to cramping and heavy breathing, per an ESPN report.
The Seahawks hold the No. five choose in the upcoming draft, and Carter appears like a good on-field match since he plays a crucial position of want for Seattle. But with all these red flags, ought to Seattle pass on him?
Here’s a appear at what all our Seattle Sports hosts had to say about Carter.
Mike Salk named Carter’s pro day “disastrous.”
“He didn’t appear superior. I imply he’s bouncing and jiggling and all that. And then not becoming in a position to finish? My gosh,” he mentioned.
Later in the show, former NFL quarterback Brock Huard shared his thoughts on the scenario.
“At least when you get to the field, all these other factors disappear and you show up,” he mentioned. “But you can not finish a combine exercise, a pro day exercise? And you are out of gas, and you are huffing and puffing and you do not even finish and you do not even pass the jiggle test since you have got all sorts of stuff moving about in also quite a few diverse directions? That is a poor appear.”
How far could Carter fall in the draft?
“If history tells us something, he’s gonna fall out of the best ten. He’s gonna fall to 12 or 13,” Huard mentioned. “There’s gonna be some group that says, ‘Yeah, and he’s not a best ten guy. I’m not investing that.’”
Huard brought up offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, who fell to 13 all round in 2016 following video surfaced on social media of him utilizing a gas mask to smoke marijuana. Prior to that, he was anticipated to be one particular of the initially players chosen.
“When you are a major, physical, ‘there are not quite a few constructed like you’ sort of guy like Tunsil, like (Warren Sapp), like this kid, I believe he falls out of the best ten, but I do not believe he gets out of the best 15,” Huard mentioned.
Former NFL receiver Michael Bumpus was asked if the Seahawks ought to gamble on Carter at No. five all round.
“Yeah, I would,” he mentioned.
Bumpus mentioned that it is understandable why Carter wouldn’t show up to his pro day in really superior shape thinking of all the factors he’s dealing with off the field, specially thinking of a teammate of his died.
“Put your self in the young man’s footwear and recognize he’s dealing with a lot. Incorrect, ideal or indifferent, he is dealing with a lot,” Bumpus mentioned. “So it does not surprise me at all that he showed up and he was out of shape. You believe he’s motivated to wake up like he did just before the passing of his teammate just about every day at six a.m. to grind? No. He’s got to function his way via this. You have to take that into consideration.”
Bump mentioned that now teams like the Seahawks will want to do their homework to see if they can trust Carter.
“He will speak to teams that are interested, so it is up to organizations … Do your homework. Do you trust him? Do you believe he’s superior to go? If you do, then you take the choose,” he mentioned.
Co-host Stacy Rost mentioned there’s a lot nonetheless to be answered about Carter.
“There could be quite a few answers. 1 of them is nonetheless, ‘Hey, poor news, move on.’ And the other one particular is, ‘Hey, this is a guy who has some red flags but could be a superior individual and could be prepared to transform.’ None of us know the answer,” she mentioned. “So if you are sitting right here saying, ‘Pass on this guy, he’s horrible, he’s a horrible individual,’ alright, that is your opinion, but none of us know just like I do not know that he’s a superior guy. I have no notion.”
If the Seahawks are on the clock at No. five all round and Carter is accessible and basic manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll pass on him, Rost mentioned that would be really telling.
“If the Seahawks pass on him at five, they are in such dire want of assist at that precise position that I am completely convinced these interviews went horribly,” she mentioned. “If the Seahawks pass on him at five, the way that John and Pete really like and appreciate athleticism and prospective, the way that they are prepared to take on guys for second possibilities, and the way that they want this position group far more than any other, (then) this was a poor interview. That is what passing on him at five tells you.”
Dave Wyman, a former NFL linebacker, couldn’t think Carter would show up to his pro day practically ten pounds overweight and so out of shape.
“You know it is coming … You show up and you are not in shape? I imply, that is the bare minimum,” he mentioned.
Co-host Bob Stelton believed Carter ought to have employed his pro day as a way to show just how superior he is on the field.
“Wouldn’t you go out of your way to say, ‘You know what? I’m placing on the finest show I could possibly place on to attempt to erase that query out of people’s thoughts. Yeah, I do not know what’s going to take place with this case, but I’m going to show you that if you get me on the field, here’s what you are finding,’” he mentioned.
Stelton asked Wyman if he’d be mad if the Seahawks passed on Carter in the draft.
“No, not at all. I imply, appear, this is a guy that could possibly not make it on the field. We under no circumstances saw (2017 second-round choose) Malik McDowell (play for the Seahawks). In no way,” Wyman mentioned. “… It is just a matter of how mature or how immature is he? And possibly he gets it and turns about … I imply, you have got a possibility to play and be a best 5 choose.”
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