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ESPN reports that Jalen Carter 'won't fall past' Bears


by - Senior Editor -

The NFL draft is always an exciting time for football fans, as teams look to add young talent to their rosters that can help them win games and build for the future.

For the Chicago Bears, that means identifying a player who can help them improve on the defensive side of the ball.

According to recent reports, one player who could fit the bill is Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter.

ESPN's Matt Miller is reporting that the Bears won't let Carter fall past their No. 9 overall pick.

"The best intel I have on the Bears? I've heard defensive tackle Jalen Carter won't fall past their pick at No. 9," Miller said. "They are said to value him highly. One AFC college scouting director said the Seahawks and Lions also could take Carter in the Top 10. Outside of the value, Carter would be a great fit in the middle of the Chicago defensive line. He'd be a true building block for Matt Eberflus' 4-3 defense."

The Bears have done their due diligence on him, speaking with him at his pro day, meeting with him privately, and talking to everyone they can find who has knowledge of his abilities and character.

It appears they are confident that he would be a great fit in the middle of their defensive line and could help them improve their run defense and generate more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

If the Bears are able to land Carter, it would be a huge win for them. He has the potential to be a dominant force in the NFL, and he could help them improve their defense for years to come.

It remains to be seen whether he will fall to them at the ninth pick, but if he does, they would be wise to pounce on the opportunity to add a player of his caliber to their roster.

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