Jalen Carter, the most dominant interior defensive lineman in this year’s NFL Draft, is off the board.

The Georgia star went No. 9 overall to the Philadelphia Eagles, who acquired the pick in a trade.

Carter faced questions throughout the draft process after he was involved in a car crash where teammate and offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staffer, Chandler LeCroy, were killed. That led to him being given one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing.

At his pro day, Carter reportedly weighed in 9 pounds heavier, and didn’t finish the workout. He suffered from cramps following position drills, and did not participate in other tests, including the 40-yard dash and broad jump.

However, in on-field production, Carter was a menace for opposing offensive lines. One viral moment came in the SEC Championship game when he lifted LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels with one arm.

Carter burst on the scene alongside 2022 first-round picks Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt on the defensive line for the national champions in 2021. He was a second-team All-SEC selection that season and produced 37 tackles, 8.5 for loss with 3 sacks and 2 blocked kicks, two starts in 15 games.

But last season, Carter led a Bulldogs defense that allowed the fewest rushing yards per game (77.1) in 2022, and received first-team Associated Press All-American and all-conference honors despite battling knee and ankle injuries. He made 32 tackles, 7 for loss with 3 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles in 13 games and 9 starts.