​Death, taxes, and Alabama pass rushers getting drafted to a team in need of some speed on the edge. 


Ron Rivera and the ​Carolina Panthers used the 115th pick of the ​2019 NFL Draft on Crimson Tide rush linebacker Christian Miller, who will pair with first round pick Brian Burns to make for a hellish duo in the outside. 

​​A former 5-star recruit who was buried behind legions of NFL bodies, Miller was able to show his stuff during the second half of this season. Carolina is going to get a refined pass rusher with several NFL quality moves, an explosive player off the snap, and a solid run defender. Miller is still a bit on the raw side, but this is excellent value for Carolina in the fourth round. 

​​While Burns is almost guaranteed a starting role, Miller could make an impact during his rookie season as a speedy counterpart off the edge in sub packages. By Year 2, Miller could easily be a starter.