Name: George Karlaftis Position: Defensive End
College: Purdue Uniform Number: #5
Class: Junior Height: 6-4
Weight: 275 lbs Projected Round: 1st to early 2nd
Exceptional hands - able to deflect and redirect blocks with ease.
Power that is overwhelming
Good at supporting the run
Explosive out of his stance.
Excellent use of pad level to win leverage
Physical at the point of attack
Surprising closing speed
High Football IQ
Underrated leadership qualities
Excellent spatial awareness
Able to produce in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense
Durable - few injuries in his career.
As a pass rusher, Karloftis has minimal flexibility (bend), which has made him susceptible to getting pushed off the arc in cases when he over pursues the quarterback. When his initial pass rush attempt fails, Karloftis does not have a deep arsenal of pass rush moves and counters to fall back on. With minimal arm length, Karloftis has displayed some difficulties in disengaging from blocks and relies on hand fighting to get separation against opposing offensive linemen.