2022 NFL Draft Prospect - DE George Karlaftis


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Player Description



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

 

Strengths:


  • Exceptional hands - able to deflect and redirect blocks with ease.

  • High motor

  • 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.

 

Weakness:


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.



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