Panthers: DL power rankings ahead of 2020 training camp

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Carolina Panthers, Myles Adams #99 of the Rice Owls
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MYLES ADAMS. 14. player. 87. . .

Carolina Panthers No. 14: Myles Adams (DT)

Another undrafted free agent looking to make an impression is Myles Adams. The player comes into the league following a successful four-year stint at Rice University. But whether this will all come too soon for him remains to be seen.

Adams has the sort of versatility that Carolina’s coaching staff actively sought this offseason. However, the strength in depth on their defensive front makes his chances of making the 53-man roster slim at best.

. . . DAVONTE LAMBERT. 13. player. 87

Carolina Panthers No. 13: Davonte Lambert (DE)

Davonte Lambert is getting another shot of making it in the NFL after being picked up by the Panthers in free agency. The player can be used either at defensive end or outside linebacker. And unlike some new faces on their defensive front. He does have some NFL experience to call upon.

This might be Lambert’s last chance to make a 53-man roster. And this should see an urgency for the player propel to an all-time high in the coming weeks. He does have some notable physical attributes to call upon. But putting it all together when it counts has been a problem for him on occasions.

. . CHRIS SMITH. 12. player. 87.

Carolina Panthers No. 12: Chris Smith (DE)

Chris Smith comes to the Panthers after a three-year spell with the Cleveland Browns. He is a seasoned veteran compared to most on the roster. But this doesn’t mean the defensive end is a lock to still be on the team week one.

Smith has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars during his career so far. He has good burst and athleticism to call upon. And this might work in his favor during training camp.

. . . WOODROW HAMILTON. 11. player. 87

Carolina Panthers No. 11: Woodrow Hamilton (DT)

This is a season of real opportunity for Woodrow Hamilton. The stout defensive tackle has been in and around the roster bubble for some time during his time in the league. And he could end up being the No. 3 option if the player impresses during camp.

There is a lot to like about the sort of skills that Hamilton brings to the table. He is a big body who is tough to move off the block. But his engine is something that has been called into question at times.