George Karlaftis Scouting Report

Name: George Karlaftis

School: Purdue

Position: EDGE

Height: 6′ 4 1/4″

Weight: 275 lbs

Class: Junior

Games Watched: 2019 v Minnesota, 2019 v Illinois


  • Fantastic run defender
  • Good initial contact with the OL
  • Dominant hand fighter
  • Powerful, good size for an EDGE
  • Powerful rip
  • Fantastic football IQ
  • Dominant pass rushing arsenal with a variety of moves


  • Limited athlete, not the bendiest
  • Had some injuries in the 2020 season (still led team in sacks)
  • Stats are down from the 2019 season (due to double and triple teams)


Karlaftis is a strong 4-3 EDGE prospect who will give the offense fits in the run game, especially against zone blocking plays. His eyes stay focused on the ball in the backfield, meaning he rarely gets fooled. He possesses an incredible pass rush arsenal centered on his power, a unique trait in today’s game. Karlaftis also dominates with unbelievable technique as a pass rusher, consistently beating tackles with polished hand fighting moves. Karlaftis is an incredible talent who will make an immediate impact for whatever team drafts him. 


  • Athleticism: 5.5/8
  • Pass Rush Ability: 7/8
  • 1st Step: 6/8
  • Play Recognition: 7/8
  • Effort/Motor: 7/8
  • Tackling: 6.5/8
  • Hands: 6.5/8
  • Run Support: 7/8

Final Grade: 6.56/8

Round Projection: Top 15 Pick

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