Some good, some bad in the 25-20 win against the Patriots on Sunday evening.

In the “good” column, we put a fat check mark next to Jalen Carter, after the rookie finished with seven pressures and a sack in just 40 snaps. Baldy loved what he saw:

“He can just physically beat people… he just shows you this kind of flash. Now he’s gotta learn how to use his power, he’s gotta have a pass rush, a plan, he’s just getting started. But the power and the talent is there from Jalen Carter.”

Scary to think that this is what dude looks like after just one game. He does remind you of a young Fletcher Cox, does he not? A big first round DT prospect out of the SEC with tons of potential.

Fran Duffy with the Eagles’ website went through the Pro Football Focus data and noted on Twitter that “no DT in the NFL had more pressures (7) than #Eagles rookie Jalen Carter yesterday.” He had a 32% pass rush win rate in his NFL debut. According to PFF, Myles Garrett finished first last season with a 25.6% number, so that’s some context to consider, albeit an incredibly small sample size. Carter’s 40 snaps in New England amounted to 50% of the total defensive snaps played, second among the DTs with Fletcher Cox logging 50 snaps, Jordan Davis 35, Milton Williams 33, and Kentavius Street and Marlon Tuipulotu with six each. 

More to come from Jalen Carter. We’re looking forward to it.