Panthers: 3 potential Pac-12 opt-out replacements for Kawann Short

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Jordon Scott
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Jordon Scott, Carolina Panthers
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820. OREGON. DT. JORDONSCOTT. 3. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Carolina Panthers Player No. 3: Jordon Scott (Oregon)

While Jordon Scott will never blow you away with explosiveness. He is still a dominant force on the interior and has late-round steal written all over him.

The Oregon defensive tackle is a burly presence to shift off the block in running situations. He holds his gaps extremely well. And his immediate power has the scope to move even the biggest offensive linemen off their position on any given down.

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His low center of gravity is matched by a powerful lower body that moves with fluidity when required. Scott’s ability to get to the quarterback isn’t even going to be a standout feature of his game. So he is projected to be an early-down tackle in the NFL.

This is something that would fit well with the Carolina Panthers. They have players who can rush the passer from the interior on third downs. And there is little doubt that Scott would be of significant use if things don’t pan out as expected regarding sixth-round selection Bravvion Roy.

Roy and Scott are similar in the way they impact games. But if the latter can improve his technique at the next level, then someone is going to have a real player on their hands.

Scott has three seasons of college film for scouts to examine. So an opt-out shouldn’t matter too much in the grand scheme of things. Missing his senior year isn’t exactly what was hoped. But this is an unprecedented time where plans are changing almost on a daily basis.

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