Jalen Carter has yet to play in an NFL game for the Philadelphia Eagles, but that’s not stopping him from starting to make a name for himself on the practice field.
A guest recently on the “Philly Talk Podcast,” Eagles insider Dave Spadaro said the latest word around OTA’s in Philly is that Carter “broke” a blocking sled during the first weekend.
Carter is listed at 6-3, 300lbs and it shouldn’t be a shock that Carter is strong. However, him destroying practice equipment is crazy. While Spadaro called Carter a “quiet guy,” the rookie is already turning heads with his size, skill, and of course, strength.
“If he puts it all together, he has a chance to be a really, really great football player,” Spadaro said.
The 22-year-old fell to Philadelphia at No. 9 in April’s NFL Draft due to off-the-field issues surrounding a January car crash which led to the deaths of University of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler Lecroy.
Carter was allegedly driving an SUV on a suspended license while racing another SUV occupied by Lecroy and Willock before the fatal accident. The former Bulldogs standout pleaded no contest, receiving 12 months of probation, 80 hours of community service and a fine of $1,000.
So far, Carter has been a model citizen for the Eagles. When describing Carter’s short time as an NFL player, Spadaro said, “So far, so great.”
“He’s been at every meeting. He’s been at every practice. He’s been on time for everything,” Spadaro said.