After going undrafted, Tracy Sprinkle will get his chance to make an NFL roster with the Carolina Panthers, who are signing the former Ohio State defensive tackle as an undrafted free agent, according to a post on the Ohio State football team's official Twitter account.
Sprinkle had 16 total tackles, including three tackles for loss, as Ohio State's starting nose tackle last season. At the next level, however, Sprinkle is expected to play the 3-technique defensive tackle position, where he believes he can put more of his athleticism on display.
Watch God work!! https://t.co/n48AXyH3xO— Tracy Sprinkle (@TSprinkle93) April 28, 2018
The Panthers currently have only five veteran defensive tackles on their roster: Dontari Poe, Kawann Short, Vernon Butler, Kyle Love and Drew Iddings. That should leave an opportunity for a rookie to earn a spot on the roster, which Sprinkle will likely be expected to compete for with Panthers seventh-round pick Kendrick Norton, a product of Miami (Florida).