The Carolina Panthers could look to add another pass rusher in the upcoming NFL Draft and Emmanuel Ogbah could be on the team's radar. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Ogbah is expected to visit with the team this week.
Ogbah has been a tremendously pass rusher the past two years for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, finishing with 29.5 tackles for a loss and 22.5 sacks over that stretch. He was named an All-American last season, as well as won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award.
At 6'4" and 273 pounds Ogbah would be a nice fit in the Panthers' 4-3 defense as a defensive end. As Dane Bugler wrote in his scouting report, "Ogbah is still learning the complexities of the position and lacks elite explosiveness, but he's a balanced athlete for his size and never shuts it down, exhibiting the effort needed to collapse the pocket. He will be a favorite in the building due to his work ethic and make-up."
The Panthers wouldn't have to rush Ogbah on the field, with players like Kony Ealy and Charles Johnson. This would give him an opportunity to learn the complexities of the position early in his career and be the potential replacement for a player like Johnson, who is playing on a one-year deal.