Carolina Panthers Draft: Redrafting the 2020 class at the bye

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Pick No. 184: Bravvion Roy – DT

One of the most surprising elements on defense has been the production of Bravvion Roy. The Carolina Panthers have gotten some nice production from the sixth-round pick and although he does need to work on his conditioning, there is every chance the player could go on to have a productive career.

Roy does his best work in the early downs before the rigors of coming up against more physically imposing offensive linemen start taking its toll. It’s been a steep learning curve for the player and making the step from year one to two is going to be crucial if he wants a more prominent role in 2021.

Pick No. 221: Justin Herron – OL

  • Actual selection: Stantley Thomas-Oliver – CB

Stantley Thomas-Oliver does look to have some promise after being allowed time to develop at his own pace. He’s seen more in the way of game time in recent weeks and aside from being schooled by Justin Jefferson for a touchdown at the Vikings, his level of performance has been encouraging.

Carolina’s offensive line interior has been a weak link at times this season. So judging by Justin Herron’s time on the field in 2020, he might have been worth a flyer here.

The New England Patriots lineman has seen 170 snaps this season and has a 60.7 grade from Pro Football Focus as a result of his efforts. So there could be plenty more to come once the former Wake Forest prospect gets more in the way of playing time in 2021 and possibly beyond.