5 prospects that could break the Panthers’ Clemson streak in 2023

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Carolina Panthers could draft Myles Murphy

The talent across Clemson’s defense in 2022 is absolutely insane. Dabo Sweeney remains one of the top recruiters in the business and Myles Murphy is yet another that could be taken extremely high next spring with further improvements.

Murphy has unbelievable explosiveness and production. Something that has already drawn significant attention from NFL scouts across the country.

He’s racked up 12 sacks and 25 tackles for loss in just 22 games for the Tigers, which is outstanding in an area where the Carolina Panthers could be looking for assistance depending on their fortunes next season.

After letting Haason Reddick walk in free agency, the onus will be on Yetur Gross-Matos and Marquis Haynes to fill the void. Whether the duo can accomplish this remains to be seen, but if those in power don’t like what they see, Murphy will come further under the microscope.

If one was picking holes in Murphy’s game, it’s that he could utilize leverage better. But such a minor complication is easily coached out of players with this sort of physical attributes.

Murphy has the world at his feet. Pairing him with Brian Burns is a temptation Carolina might find difficult to refuse when it’s all said and done.