3 stats to know about Chicago Bears potential pick Jalen Carter

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2. Jalen Carter can rush from the edge

This is just an added bonus, but many see the debate between Jalen Carter and Will Anderson as the edge rusher against the 3-tech. However, did you know that 21% of the pass rush attempts Jalen Carter had during his career came as an edge rusher? Yes, that is right, while he did primarily lineup at the 3-technique, one thing about having so many options on the defensive line is the mixing and matching that can be done.

During his career, he spent 21% of his snaps as an edge rusher and 7% of his snaps as a nose tackle. Below you can see him pass rush as an edge rusher. An easy swim move gets him into the backfield.

He is technically more in a 5-technique spot than an edge rusher position, but either way, he can win against tackles as a pass rusher and a run defender. Below, he takes on the right tackle, tosses him aside, and gets the easy run stop.

The fact that you can put him anywhere from 1-7 on the defensive line is added plus not many can say that they have. It gives the rest of the defensive line more versatility, and it allows coordinators to create mismatches with favorable matchups. This is a small bonus, as he moved around 20-30% of the time through his career, but it is a nice addition to have.