10 Players the Atlanta Falcons should consider in the 2023 draft
3. Jalen Carter, DT | Georgia
We once again turn our attention to the defensive front but this time we focus on the interior front. The Georgia Bulldogs’ historic defense just had three players from its famed defensive line taken in the first round but Jalen Carter was arguable the best of the bunch at times. Wild statement for a line that included current Philly lineman Jordan Davis right? However, Carter is 6’3, 310 and has a relentless motor as his effort standouts immediately. Even when he wasn’t always the guy making the play he was impacting the game and eating the blocks and providing the stability that allowed players around him to make THE play.
Carter excels at sidestepping defenders and getting into the backfield with his quickness and hands and although this upcoming season will lead to him getting extra attention from opposing offenses, it’s a great opportunity to build his draft stock and continue to develop his skillset. Georgia linemen have showcased how disruptive they can be and Carter would be a great addition to the Atlanta Falcons’ defense.
4. Bryan Bresee, DT | Clemson
Staying with the interior defensive line talent we examine a former #1 ranked recruit in Bryan Bresee. Bresse is one of the more unfamiliar names among casual fans as he wasn’t a full-fledged starter in 2020 and he tore his ACL this past season after four games. Bresee is 6’5, 300 pounds but uses impressive movement mixed with great power to win on the inside.
Bresee is sturdy and with size, athletic ability and power allow him to make plays against the run which includes a bare hug tackle that makes it impossible to escape him in the hole. Bresee certainly needs to improve his pass-rushing skills but from a raw talent standpoint, there is plenty of untapped potential and plenty of reason to think he will work his way up the draft rankings this season.