Updated (Friday, April 29, 1:36 a.m ET): The Kansas City Chiefs hit a home run, landing Purdue's George Karlaftis at No. 30. Many viewed Karlaftis as a top-10 prospect and a top-four EDGE in this class. Considering KC has had a need at EDGE for the past few seasons, you have to think Chiefs fans will love this selection. For our full pick-by-pick grades and analysis, click here.
The 2022 NFL Draft isn't short when it comes to defensive talent, including Purdue's own George Karlaftis. The 21-year-old defensive end worked hard last season to improve his draft stock, resulting in him being a projected first-round talent next week.
Here's a look at everything you need to know about Karlaftis ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
George Karlaftis Mock Draft 2022
ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
ESPN: Green Bay Packers (No. 28)
CBS Sports: Kansas City Chiefs (No. 29)
Sporting News: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 27)
George Karlaftis Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 27 - 1
- Green Bay Packers (No. 28) - 1
- Kansas City Chiefs (No. 29) - 1
Karlaftis now projects as a first-round pick in this year's draft, with each of the mock experts projecting him to be taken towards the end of Round 1.
George Karlaftis NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Karlaftis as having +1400 odds to be a top-10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. His over/under is set at pick 19.5, with -114 odds on both the over and under. Each of the mock draft experts has him going outside of the top-20 and hitting the over on that prop.
George Karlaftis Stats
2021: Purdue Boilermakers
- 39 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 4 passes defended in 12 games played
2020: Purdue Boilermakers
- 4 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 0 passes defended in 2 games played
2019: Purdue Boilermakers
- 54 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 2 passes defended in 12 games played
Although Karlaftis was impressive last fall, his best statistical season at Purdue actually came as a freshman in 2019. However, the 2021 campaign was his best based on awards, having be named third-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten for the first time.
George Karlaftis Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 266lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: N/A
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