The biggest question surrounding the Charlotte 49ers heading into the 2017 season is at defensive line.
Gone are the likes of Brandon Banks and Larry Ogunjobi. Ogunjobi could become the first 49er to ever be drafted in the NFL Draft.
Only 1 starter is back in defensive end Nick Carroll.
With only 1 starter back on the line, a lot of folks think the defense as a whole will take a major step back, but Carroll looks at things a little differently.
The element of surprise could be a positive for Charlotte.
For more on the defensive line, watch this WBTV Sports Extra.
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