Carolina Panthers Draft: Bravvion Roy brings solid depth to defensive line
The Carolina Panthers have now made it six straight picks in the 2020 NFL Draft that are defensive players. Bravvion Roy brings solid depth to a defensive line that needs it.
Could you believe it? The Carolina Panthers have now made six straight selections in the 2020 NFL Draft that are on defensive players. Their defensive line, a major area of need heading into this year’s draft, now sees a significant boost in talent thanks to the decisions made by general manager Marty Hurney.
Of course, besides potential early-round draft picks likely to be starters this upcoming season, depth is incredibly important in these later rounds. Such is the case in which the Panthers selected defensive tackle Bravvion Roy out of Baylor.
At 6-1 and 330lbs, Roy brings solid depth to a defensive line that will look a whole lot different in 2020. Used in a rotational role, it’s expected that Roy should be able to contribute during run-stopping situations on the Panthers’ defense right off the bat.
Bravvion Roy brings quality depth to the Carolina Panthers
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It looks like new head coach Matt Rhule is trying to turn the Panthers into Baylor 2.0 as he coached Roy during his collegiate career. At Baylor, Roy totaled 133 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 19 tackles for a loss.
Roy specializes as a run-stopper and should be able to bolster that part of the Panthers’ defense every single time he’s on the gridiron. He also is known to be decent as a pass rusher with a knack at being disruptive up the middle.
When it comes to consistency, Roy has a very good motor and is capable of handling long defensive series on the field. He’s coming off the best season of his collegiate career as he should have an easy transition into the pros and have an opportunity to work his way up the depth chart.
As the Panthers continue to rebuild the right way, one can’t help but appreciate the fact that their defense, by the looks of it, will be a whole lot better in 2020. All their draft picks so far have the potential to be starters or at the very least, contribute immediately in their rookie season off the bench.
The Panthers keep getting high praise and positive grades for their draft picks as it looks like Hurney is on his way to earning some major recognition if everything falls into place. We won’t know for sure until at least a few years from now but this new-look Panthers’ defense will be quite the force to reckon with thanks to all this infusion of young, hungry talent.