It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is edge rusher George Karlaftis out of Purdue.
The following is a complete George Karlaftis NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
George Karlaftis NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Edge Rusher
Weight: 266 lbs
College: Purdue Boilermakers
George Karlaftis Stats 2021 | Purdue
George Karlaftis Draft Profile
George Karlaftis is an absolute load on the defensive front. He possesses great power in his bull rush, which will translate to the NFL game. This strength also makes him versatile, since he could slide inside and hold his own. To go along with this power, Karlaftis also brings a quick first step, strong hands and relentless energy.
Karlaftis doesn’t have the length of most elite edge rushers, so he can struggle against long offensive linemen. This makes it tough to get opponents’ hands off of him as a bull-rusher. This can also lead to Karlaftis playing outside of his skills, trying to be a speed-rusher when he is not that type of player. Last season also showed that he needs to convert more of his pressures into sacks.
George Karlaftis Highlights
George Karlaftis Draft Projection
George Karlaftis is currently projected to be drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 27.
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