The Carolina Panthers are now on the clock.
With the 59th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers Select...Ron Brace.
Ron Brace is 6-foot-3, 324 pounds, and a senior out of Springfield, MA.
Brace attended Boston College the last four years and was considered the second defensive tackle while playing beside of B.J. Raji.
Ron Brace is a Monster of an interior lineman with a good first step off the ball for his size. He can devour blockers on the inside and does a nice job of handling the point of attack. Brace knows how to handle double teams and he possesses good flexibility for his size along with long arms and a good rip move to relinquish off the shoulder of the opponent.
Ron Brace, although he does have a good upside, has a couple of weaknesses.
He was never the center of attention on the Boston College defense and never faced consistent double-teams. Brace needs to keep his weight in check. He lacks great mobility and isn’t expected to be much of a pass rush threat at the next level.
Although he does have a downside, I think his upside outweighs it, and the Panthers should draft him to help shore up the defensive line.