May as well start this thread to discuss prospects, trades, etc.
This could be huge:
An arrest warrant has been issued for Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter stemming from the traffic accident that killed teammate Devin Willock and Bulldogs football staffer Chandler LeCroy back in January.
The statement from the ACCPD announcing the warrants (via The Athletic’s Seth Emerson) notes that Carter and LeCroy were both driving “in a manner consistent with racing,” and determined that “alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving, and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Carter misled police about his whereabouts at the time of the crash. Both charges Carter is facing are misdemeanors, per Emerson.
Carter is currently in attendance at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and is widely regarded as one of the top overall prospects in the 2023 NFL draft.
There were already whispers about "character concerns" with Carter before this report. Now, it's alleged he showed extraordinarily poor judgment by, at best, recklessly racing with an intoxicated teammate and then misleading police. It's probably reasonable to think that Carter was intoxicated himself.
A lot of pundits were predicting that the Bears might be comfortable dropping to 4th in the draft, because the "top four" prospects are elite (with Carter being one of them). At this point, do the Bears feel comfortable dropping below #2?