Panthers: DL power rankings ahead of 2020 training camp

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Christian Miller, Carolina Panthers
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. CHRISTIAN MILLER. 10. player. 87. .

Carolina Panthers No. 10: Christian Miller (DE)

Christian Miller showed glimpses of what he is capable of during his rookie season. The former Alabama standout managed to secure two sacks during his limited time on the field. And he could be one of Carolina’s surprise packages next time around if he impresses the new coaching staff.

Miller is a strong presence on the edge who does need to refine his pass-rushing repertoire. That being said, he has a tremendous motor who could come on leaps and bounds from his first year as a professional.

87. . . . BRAVVION ROY. 9. player

Carolina Panthers No. 9: Bravvion Roy (DT)

The Panthers allocated their sixth-round pick to reunite Bravvion Roy with his college coach Matt Rhule. He will know more than anyone just what the player can bring to the next level. And this will give the defensive tackle a head start going into training camp.

Roy is a prolific presence against the run. There are some who doubt his ability to make the same sort of impact against quality NFL interior linemen. But there isn’t a great deal of pressure for him to make a notable contribution in 2020.

8. player. 87. . . . MARQUIS HAYNES

Carolina Panthers No. 8: Marquis Haynes (DE)

Carolina lost a number of experienced figures on their defensive front this offseason. And one player that might benefit the most from this is Marquis Haynes.

The defensive end played well in 2019 whenever he saw the field. Haynes is entering a crucial third year as a professional next season, which is normally when players at the position take a leap forward.

If Haynes can do this, then this will undoubtedly come with more opportunities to impress. What comes next will be entirely up to the lineman and how badly he wants it.

87. . . . EFE OBADA. 7. player

Carolina Panthers No. 7: Efe Obada (DE)

It is hard not to root for Efe Obada. The player has an infectious personality that is matched by superb effort on the field. And the Panthers’ coaching staff seems keen to see him across the line of scrimmage in 2020.

Obada has the power to be used as a defensive tackle in pass-rushing situations. He is still a little raw in terms of experience on the edge. But the player has dominant physical potential if everything clicks into place.