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Carolina Panthers select Dennis Daley with the No. 212 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

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The Carolina Panthers have selected Dennis Daley at No. 212 overall.

The Carolina Panthers have selected former South Carolina Gamecocks offensive tackle Dennis Daley with the No. 212 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Panthers have added some much-needed depth to their offensive line with the selection of Daley. NFL analyst Lance Zierlein projected Daley to be drafted in the fifth round, so this is a solid value pick by the Panthers. He’ll definitely compete for the backup swing tackle position during training camp and could be a valuable asset to the offensive line.

Here are his combine measureables and his strengths and weaknesses, according to NFL.com:

Combine measurements

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 317 lbs
Arms: 33 3/8 inches
Hands: 9 1/2 inches

Combine results

40-yard dash: 5.20 seconds
Bench press: 20 reps
Vertical jump: 26.5 inches
Broad jump: 103.0 inches
3-cone drill: 7.95 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.92 seconds
60-yard shuttle: N/A

Strengths

  • Broad chest with long arms and big hands
  • Has learned how to re-set hands when needed
  • Confident and resilient in pass sets
  • Good hip roll to help set his anchor
  • Able to absorb opponent’s power
  • Battle-tested vs Jachai Polite, Clelin Ferrell, Deandre Walker and Josh Allen
  • Attempts to maintain pass-set technique regardless of opponent
  • Gets out in front of screen passes with good athletic ability in open field
  • Well-timed bump-and-climb technique on outside zone
  • Good angles on drive blocks
  • Potential to hammer and secure his down blocks

Weaknesses

  • Gets caught napping at snap
  • There is some turbulence in his pass sets
  • Allows weight distribution to get uneven
  • Slow to turn feet back on once he sits down
  • Majority of pressures come from ill-advised lunges
  • Below-average recovery at the top of the rush
  • Nightmare performance against Josh Allen and Kentucky
  • Frame gets touched up by long-armed opponents
  • Hand placement messy in run game and lacks conviction in pass punch
  • Overextends in initial steps and can’t respond to slants.

(Analysis courtesy of Lance Zierlein)

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