4 Carolina Panthers players Ejiro Evero might want to let go in 2023

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Bravvion Roy – Carolina Panthers DT

As stated previously, switching to a 3-4 base defense under Ejiro Evero could be the spark that ignites the Carolina Panthers’ defense to great things in 2023. There is a solid spine capable of hitting the ground running, but it’s hard to look at the current depth with any optimism based on how they’ve performed so far.

It appears as if 2020 first-round selection Derrick Brown will be Carolina’s nose tackle in Evero’s new system. The Auburn product took a significant step forward in Year 3 and is going to be a huge focal point heading into a season where he could earn himself some major money.

Looking at the other interior options, it doesn’t seem as if Bravvion Roy is a fit unless he switches to a rotational 3-4 defensive end. The former sixth-round selection hasn’t got the size to take up space as a true nose and if it was a choice between him and undrafted free agent Marquan McCall, the choice is obvious.

Again, it’s likely the Panthers seek better options than the aforementioned duo. Roy was one of the few ex-Matt Rhule college players that reached or exceeded modest expectations, but that won’t count for much with a coaching staff that has no emotional attachment whatsoever.

Roy will get the chance to impress over the early off-season period. But the lineman should also realize that competition for his spot is on the way via free agency or the 2023 NFL Draft.