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Carolina Panthers draft Greg Little in the 2nd round

The big man out of Allen, Texas goes to Carolina via Ole Miss

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Little is now a Carolina Panther after being drafted in the second round, leaving after his junior season at Ole Miss.

Little came to the Rebels from Allen, Tex. on a team that included quarterback Kyler Murray, which in our opinion is a good start to any team at any level. The 6’5” 310 lbs. offensive tackle was one of the top rated players in the country with 247Sports ranking him as no. 3 overall and the no. 1 player in the Lone Star state.

The knock on Little from scouts seems to be that he wasn’t asked to do much at Ole Miss in terms of intricate blocking schemes and his strength development is not where some teams would like to see it. Pre-draft projections put him the late first or second round, which is obviously still a fantastic achievement for any player.

Little’s combine results of a 5.33 forty yard dash and 25” vertical were fine, but it added onto the idea that he was not some physical specimen in the weight room as his forty and vertical were among the worst at the NFL Combine. At Ole Miss’ pro day, Little reportedly met with the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers doing some workouts at left and right tackle for the teams.

Still, with all of the hullabaloo surrounding his physical ability, Little projects as a player who can become an NFL starter, and for a team needing one, he could mold quickly if given enough snaps at only 21 years of age.