Two Georgia Bulldogs earned superlatives in Pro Football Focus’ NFL draft position superlatives.

Both Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith were featured in this story, in which PFF gave out awards for the defensive line prospects in the 2023 NFL draft.

Carter was named the interior defensive lineman with the best hands:

The uniting factor between the two best defensive linemen in this draft class is their ability to manipulate offensive linemen with their upper bodies.

Carter has some of the more powerful hands you’ll ever see from a defensive line prospect,

especially one that’s not a hulking nose tackle. The power he showed on tape for only a true junior was special.

Carter is widely considered the best prospect in the upcoming draft.

Mel Kiper’s Top 25 big board for the 2023 NFL draft featured Carter ranked as the No. 1 overall player, where he’s been since December.

Smith was also featured on Kiper’s board, ranking No. 15 overall.

The 6-foot-2, 238-pound pass rusher showed off his explosive lower body with a 41.5-inch vertical jump.

 Only three linebackers have recorded a higher vertical jump in NFL combine history (one of them is former Georgia linebacker Channing Tindall).


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