NFL rumors: Dan Campbell hints at secret Jalen Carter info throwing draft stock further into question

In fairness, the Lions could be leaning into the idea of more drama surrounding Carter to shield their interest in nabbing the disruptive defender. Smokescreens are running wild as the Draft approaches and Carter is a player with elite talent. It’s not hard to envision a scenario where the Lions try to manipulate the media to make sure Carter falls to them in Round 1.

On the other hand, it’s also not hard to imagine one of Carter’s college teammates sharing some more troubling information about his off-the-field issues. The player originally told teams he expected to be “completely exonerated” from all charges connected with his tragic accident, but quickly elected to plead no contest to make sure he avoided jail time.

At the very least, expect teams to keep digging for as much information as possible about Carter before the time comes to either select or pass on him in the draft. Teams will always be willing to gamble on talent, but they want to understand what kind of odds they might be facing. Any additional incidents that come to light that might paint Carter as an immature person or worse could send his draft stock into freefall.

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