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    Eagles Rookie Jalen Carter Quickly Earning Pro Bowl Comparison: ‘Has Chris Jones Ability’

    Jalen Carter earned new praise for his latest dominance for the Philadelphia Eagles: From a three-time Pro Bowler and past Super Bowl champ.

    Do the Philadelphia Eagles have their own Chris Jones on their hands? One Super Bowl-winning defender believes so when he looks at Jalen Carter, especially after the trench dominance on display against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Monday’s 25-11 Eagles win.

    Tyrann Mathieu Believes Jalen Carter Is Comparable to Former Kansas City Chiefs Teammate

    New Orleans Saints safety/cornerback Tyrann Mathieu once played with the two-time Super Bowl winner Jones when both were with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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    The three-time Pro Bowl selection sees similarities in the perennial Pro Bowl interior defensive lineman.

    “Jalen Carter has Chris Jones ability. He’ll be around for a long time!” Mathieu posted on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account when watching the Monday Night Football battle of unbeatens.

    Carter showed the same freakish snap explosion, weight-room-built strength, and furious tenacity he got drafted for in front of the MNF audience. But, he also showed his hustle in forcing this takeaway for the Eagles.

    Then, the first-year player from Georgia bulled through his blocker and got Baker Mayfield on the run.

    He then fortified this brick wall for the Eagles that ended with two extra points for the visitors as the defensive tackle aligned to the Bucs’ right.

    Others React to Carter’s Night and Fast Start

    Mathieu believes the Eagles have the new Chris Jones. But who else is high on Carter?

    One is former NFL player Ross Tucker. The past offensive lineman turned radio personality gave this strong thought after watching Carter versus the Bucs.

    Tucker, who bounced between guard and center, even sent out his well wishes to anyone who dares to try to stop Carter by themselves.

    “Good luck to all the centers blocking Carter one on one in pass pro when the Eagles go 5 down,” Tucker posted.

    Other analysts like Bradon Deacon of the X account NFL Rookie Watch pointed out how eight different NFL teams passed over Carter. But now he looks like a top-five NFL defensive tackle.

    And one reason why Carter was taken by the Eagles? The team had lost prized inside pass rusher Javon Hargrave to the San Francisco 49ers. The reigning NFC champs needed someone younger and eerily similar. Coincidentally, three games into his young NFL career, Carter is close to “Gravedigger” in this stat presented by Next Gen Stats:

    Carter ended his night with two tackles, one solo stop, 0.5 sacks, and freeing up his fellow Eagles defenders to deliver four team tackles behind the line of scrimmage. And in the process, gained a new fan in a three-time Pro Bowl defender who witnessed someone identical wrecking the trenches.

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