Carolina Panthers: Full 7-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft
Anfernee Jennings was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2019 and emerged as a beast for the Crimson Tide in his final college campaign.
He is credited with 83 combined tackles, 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks, one interception, and five pass breakups.
Jennings will be a fine rotational player on the Carolina Panthers’ defense that looks to improve on their 2019 performance. They list Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, and Vernon Butler from a pass-rushing perspective from their defensive front this offseason. So, more will be needed next season and Jennings fits the bill.
Lance Zierlein from NFL.com offered the following analysis of Jennings:
"“Stand-up 3-4 outside linebacker with an average rush, but good strength and technique at the point of attack. Jennings knows what it takes to win and plays assignment-oriented football using length and physicality to set hard edges. He plays with a tough field demeanor and can lay the lumber as a striker but is just an average athlete in space. His frame and toughness could make him an eventual starter as a run-thumping 3-4 OLB, but he needs more development as a rusher in order to reach his potential.”"