Yetur Gross-Matos is a steal at the 38th Overall Pick.
The Carolina Panthers Take Yetur Gross-Matos with the 38th Overall Pick. Many mock drafts had Gross-Matos going in the end first round. Gross-Matos has a big upside. With being a 3 year player at Penn State University, Gross-Matos posted a total of 64 solo tackles. Amongst those 64 solo tackles, he had 36.5 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks. Gross-Matos only played 2 seasons as a starter for Penn State. As a starter, Gross-Matos had 8 sacks in 2018 and 9 sacks in 2019 after only having 1.5 sacks his freshman year in 2017. His sophomore season was his best season. With 54 total tackles in 13 games, of those 54 tackles, 36 were solo tackles and 18 were assisted tackles. Also racking up 20 tackles for loss into those 8 sacks he had. Adding 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery to finish off his junior year stats.
What Does This Pick Mean For The Panthers Defense?
After the 38th Overall pick, it shows that the Carolina Panthers want to improve the defense upfront first. Along with taking Derrick Brown in the first round and taking Gross-Matos in the second, the Panthers have their front four. The edge players will be Brian Burns and Gross-Matos, with Derrick Brown and Kawann Short playing in the middle to stuff the run. The front four is a young group that will be with the Panthers for a very long time.
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