NFL Draft Mock 5.0: Two-round mock, post-free agency
By Ian Cummings
The Panthers said good-bye to a legend in Julius Peppers earlier this offseason. The veteran had spent the better part of two decades with the Carolina Panthers, amassing 159.0 career sacks over his time on the east coast.
Now, with Peppers gone, there’s a spot open on the Panthers defensive line. A spot that Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell can fill nicely.
Ferrell isn’t the athlete that Peppers was coming out, but Ferrell has his own penchant. His attention to detail as a rusher is through the roof, and he’s very technically sound. Standing at 6-foot-5, 260, Ferrell uses his length, strength, and diverse set of counters to get into the backfield as often as possible.
Ferrell doesn’t have the elite bend that Brian Burns boasts, and he isn’t as long as Sweat, or as explosive as Jachai Polite. But Ferrell is solid in almost every area, and that lack of weakness goes a long way in the NFL.