Cowboys' Micah Parsons has depressing reaction to Eagles' Jalen Carter, Nolan Smith picks

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The 2023 NFL Draft didn't start out promisingly for the Dallas Cowboys. While the board fell favorably in the first round, fans' spirits were shattered when the Eagles pulled off a heist by netting Jalen Cartert with the 9th overall pick.

It was a perfect storm of events for the Eagles, who watched the Georgia defensive lineman (somehow) go undrafted for the first eight picks. Originally slated with the No. 10 selection, general manager Howie Roseman made the no-brainer decision to move up one spot for Carter.

Though there are questions about Carter's off-field character and overall motivation, several draft experts pegged him as the No. 1 player in the class regardless of position. And the Eagles snagged him all the way at nine overall.

It took a fourth-round pick -- which ultimately amounts to pocket change -- for Philadelphia to draft Carter. It's sadly the worst possible outcome for the Cowboys, and Micah Parsons had an extremely relatable reaction on Bleacher Report's live stream coverage reaction once Roger Goodell announced the pick.

Cowboys' Micah Parsons reaction to Eagles drafting Jalen Carter is depressing.

This is all the evidence Cowboys fans need that the Eagles got a world-beater in Carter. As one of the best defenders the NFL has to offer, suffice it to say Parsons recognizes an elite talent when he sees one. Carter, sadly, fits that bill after an exemplary career in Athens with the Bulldogs.

As for Eagles fans, well, look no further for a scouting report.

Even with the character concerns, Carter was viewed as a shoo-in top five pick. Once the Seahawks, who were widely projected to draft the Georgia behemoth, passed for Illinois corner Devon Witherspoon, it became clear Carter -- one way or another -- would end up calling Lincoln Financial Field his NFL home.

Over the last two seasons, Carter compiled six sacks 48 hurries, 15.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He weaves around offensive lines like a linebacker and is capable of tossing opposing linemen aside with one hand.

Remember, this comes one year after the Eagles traded up to No. 13 overall for former Georgia DL Jordan Davis. Worst of all is they have Davis -- and former Bulldog Nakobe Dean -- in the locker room to keep Carter in line.

For some ungodly reason, these things have a knack of happening to Philly.

It took until later in the first round for it to happen again when they landed Georgia edge (not kidding) Nolan Smith, who shockingly fell to No. 30 overall. Smith didn't produce much in Athens, but he projects to be an immediate headache for opposing offenses as he develops.

Speaking of which, the Cowboys offensive line will have all they can handle against the Eagles in 2023. Hopefully, Parsons, Mazi Smith and company bring the hammer on the other side of the ball.

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