6 defensive tackles the Panthers could draft in 2020
Justin Madubuike – (Texas A&M)
A massive disruptor despite his size, Justin Madubuike has been a hot topic of discussion during the college season regarding how much value he has in the NFL.
Madubuike’s explosiveness and ability to play different techniques make him an attractive prospect. If he can improve his level of consistency, then there is a real potential for him to become a star at the next level.
Madubuike is a high-character individual who displays violent finishing skills once he smells blood in his pursuit of the quarterback.
He recorded 11 sacks in his two college seasons as a starter and he is improving areas of need including run stopping. Another thing that will endear NFL scouts is his enthusiasm, as he is always playing the game with a smile on his face while still possessing that killer instinct.
The Carolina Panthers may have the chance to acquire Madubuike with their second-round pick this year. He is projected as a very later first round or early second selection and this represents good value given his ceiling.
His ability to get to the quarterback is something the Panthers are going to need if they are going to emerge as one of the season’s surprise packages.