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Eagles draft Georgia’s Carter, who had role in fatal crash


AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter with the No. 9 overall pick of the NFL draft. The Eagles traded up one spot with the Chicago Bears to get a player who may have still been available because of his role in a fatal car crash. Carter was once projected to be the No. 1 overall pick. There were questions about how far the standout defensive lineman would slip because of his involvement in a crash that killed a teammate, offensive lineman Devin Willock, and a Georgia recruiting staffer, Chandler LeCroy. Carter pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving and racing.

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