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Podcast: Would you draft Jalen Carter?
Let's chat about character risks. Every team needs to draw the line somewhere. This year, Georgia's playmaking defensive tackle arrives with baggage.
No team wins a Super Bowl with a roster full of boy scouts. This is a violent sport that demands violent participants, which typically means you’re rolling the dice on questionable characters.
But where should a team draw that line?
We explore on this episode of the Go Long Podcast. Co-host Jim Monos scouted for the Eagles, the Saints and was in four draft war rooms as the Buffalo Bills director of personnel. So when one scout says that Jalen Carter “doesn’t love football,” how is that processed with the higher-ups? Those Bills had a large man who went through his own ups and downs in Marcell Dareus.
Dareus’ case runs deeper. As he detailed in our chat back in my Buffalo News days, nearly everyone close to him has died over the years. We look back at his career.
Watch or listen to the podcast below and wherever you get your pods.
Don’t forget: Bob McGinn’s 39th annual draft series begins Wednesday morning. He’ll start with the wide receivers and tight ends. The full series is available to paid subscribers:
Also, if you live near Western New York, head out to Fattey Beer Company in Orchard Park next Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. for a live hangout. Let’s talk draft over an IPA or two. Details.
On to the pod…