alil at center. Could Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy be a viable option for them?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomFiled under:Carolina Panthers Film RoomPanthers 2019 NFL DraftFilm room scouting report on Texas A&M center Erik McCoyNew Dennis Daley Carolina Panthers Jersey ,28commentsThe Panthers need to replace the retired Ryan Kalil at center. Could Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy be a viable option for them?ESTShareTweetShareShareFilm room scouting report on Texas A&M center Erik McCoyJim Dedmon-USA TODAY SportsAs a two star recruit from Lufkin High School in Lufkin Texas, Erik McCoy committed to Texas A&M over Houston and Arkansas State. McCoy was an instant starter from the day he stepped on campus. He was a team captain in 2018 where he helped pave the way for the SEC’s leader rusher in Trayveon Williams. According to the Sports Info Solutions Rookie Handbook, McCoy was only responsible for 6 blown blocks in 2018 (two pass, four rush). McCoy’s athletic composite score has him in the 62.4th percentile according to SPARQ. Film reviewTexas A&M’s offense featured a healthy mix of zone and gap run concepts in 2018. According to the Sports Info Solutions Rookie Handbook, McCoy executed zone blocks 58.9% of the time while gap runs were at 30.3%. There shouldn’t be a massive transition for McCoy into Carolina’s scheme. On this outside zone run, McCoy moves laterally while positioning his body to create a lane. He takes a half step behind the line of scrimmage before engaging the defensive tackle with one arm. One of McCoy’s best traits as a run blocker is how he combines blocks, but then moves effortlessly to the 2nd level to locate and drive the linebacker.Here is another example of McCoy’s movement skills. He pulls on the left side Cheap Dennis Daley Jersey , but then partners with the tackle to make contact with the linebacker. McCoy has an intriguing skill set as a pass blocker. The line protection shifts to the left side to pick up the blitz. McCoy has a critical task as he’s responsible for the blitzing linebacker. He gets his hands up quickly and doesn’t get pushed back. He displays strong balance in his lower body not to get pushed back.On this blitz, the linebacker attempts to get under McCoy, but McCoy gets lower. He profiled as an above average athlete. He displays the flexibility to get low while maintaining power to prevent any penetration.McCoy has the talent to be isolated against defensive tackles, but anchor down and win. He gets his hands up at the snap, but then controls the defensive tackle long enough so the quarterback can scan the field and find a lane to scramble. McCoy’s exhibits his football intelligence on stunts too. He stays alert on this stunt and he lands a solid punch. McCoy has ideal knee bend and hand skills to fight off any movement by the defender. While McCoy has good balance in his sets, he can be susceptible on bull rushes when he keeps his base and hands wide. He has plenty of functional strength, but he needs to improve his hand placement to avoid getting pushed back. Fit with CarolinaRon Rivera mentioned that the franchise is looking for a center with leadership qualities. McCoy started in all 38 games with the Aggies. He was named as a team captain as a true junior for one of the better programs in the SEC. Outside of his intangibles Womens Curtis Samuel Jersey , McCoy has a versatile skill set as a blocker that could translate early. The Panthers should consider him as early as their second round pick. They have to replace Ryan Kalil and McCoy should be an option. The Panthers have the No. 16 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft." Panthers 2019 NFL DraftThe Panthers bolster their pass rush with DE Montez Sweat in Dan Kadar’s latest mock draftNew,46commentsThe Panthers have the No. 16 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.ESTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:The Panthers bolster their pass rush with DE Montez Sweat in Dan Kadar’s latest mock draftTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesThere’s no denying the Carolina Panthers need to improve their pass rush. Once a staple of past great Carolina teams, the pass rush was a giant blemish throughout the 2018 season. Julius Peppers (who just turned 39) was due to become a free agent in March, but he announced his retirement beginning of February. The Panthers will need to address the absence of the Hall of Famer defensive end in the 2019 NFL Draft. Usually drafting a defensive end high in the draft is thought of as a risk. But considering the Panthers’ dire need and what they currently have on roster, there’s no question that Carolina needs to take advantage of the pool of talented defensive ends entering this year’s draft. In Dan Kadar’s latest mock draft for SB Nation, he continues to project that the Panthers will address their need at the pass rush with the No. 16 overall pick.Last week, Kadar predicted that Carolina would take Clelin Ferrell at No. 16. While Kadar still mocks the Panthers to take a defensive end at No. 16 Womens Donte Jackson Jersey , this week it’s Montez Sweat. My takeSweat is an interesting specimen. At the Senior Bowl, he measured at 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds. Yet, it was his wingspan that was even more impressive. With arms that measure across at 84.5 inches, he recorded the longest ever wingspan for an edge prospect since the NFL Combine’s information became public in 1999. In his two years at Mississippi State, he recorded 30 tackles for loss and and 22.5 sacks. During the Senior Bowl, it was clear that his length was an advantage as he was able to surpass blockers. He also showed off his speed and strength. On paper, he definitely seems like a legit pick. However DJ Moore Jersey White , despite his mighty hand techniques and ability to defend the run, Sweat has his limitations on lateral mobility. His tight hips and upright stance allow him to be riddled in the pocket. He may be a liability if he’s depended on to create separation by changing direction quickly. While he’s a combination of both developed skills and potential, he’s not quite a finished product. Do the Panthers really have time to teach Sweat the fundamentals on how to convert speed to power? Or are the Panthers better off drafting one of the other polished defensive ends?