The Steelers will not be one of the teams that will receive a pre-draft visit from star Georgia DT Jalen Carter after Carter will reportedly turn down any teams that want a pre-draft visit outside the Top 10.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Carter’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is confident that Jalen Carter will end up in the Top 10 of the NFL Draft, and took a visit with the Chicago Beras on Monday. He will head to Kansas City for the NFL Draft and be in attendance.
“I’m confident Jalen will go in the top 10,” Rosenhaus said. “He’s a good person, a family man, loves football, and is a generational talent.”
Carter ran into legal troubles early in March when Athens police issued a warrant for his arrest stemming from the January 15th crash that resulted in the death of one of his former teammates, Devin Willock, and a recruiting staffer, Chandler LeCroy. The police release states that Carter exhibited ‘racing-like’ qualities. He was charged with two misdemeanors for racing and reckless driving. Carter pleads no-contest to the two misdemeanor charges.
The Steelers pick 17th in the NFL Draft and some mock drafts have even theorized that the Steelers could be the landing spot for Carter. However, he has a clear expectation that he will land in the Top 10 at this point, so he is being selective with his NFL Draft visits as a result.
Carter visited the Philadelphia Eagles already, who pick at 10th overall. It seems that if he does fall, a team that could potentially have two or more picks in the lower half of the first round could be the team that snags him. While his situation plays out, Carter is expected to go through all of the normal processes for an NFL rookie after he is drafted.