The Carolina Panthers are in one of the best spots to have a tone-setting draft for new head coach Matt Rhule’s regime. Moving picks around could lead to a historic draft for the team.
Round One, Pick No. 21:
- Pick no. 7
- Curtis Samuel, Wide Receiver
- Pick No. 21
- fourth-round pick
- 2021 first and second-round pick
Javon Kinlaw | Defensive Tackle | South Carolina
In this scenario, Carolina trades back and an additional pick in this year’s draft, as well as two in next year’s. This is a big move for an Eagles franchise desperate to get in the top ten to get the guy they have their eyes on, Ceedee Lamb. This move allows for the Panthers to acquire more picks and still add a pro bowl talent to their roster.
Round Two, Pick No. 38
Kristian Fulton | Cornerback | LSU
Fulton is a true cover corner who could go way earlier than this. The Carolina Panthers get immediate impact starters in the first two rounds of the draft. Fulton was not asked to play zone coverage much in his tenure at LSU but was good when tasked with it. He is a first-round talent who could fall due to off the field concerns and a leg injury in his college years. If he does, he won’t fall further than this.
Round Three, Pick No. 69
Prince Tega Wanogho | Tackle | Auburn
Getting a starting-caliber tackle in the third round is a rarity, but it happens here. Wanogho is ready to protect NFL day one, but his power and footwork need improving for any kind of long term potential.
Round Four, Pick No. 103
Anfernee Jennings | Edge Rusher | Alabama
Jennings is a first round pick if not for a season ending injury he suffered, twice. If Jennings can stay healthy he will be a steal of a defensive end for the Panthers.
Round 4, Pick No. 113
- pick no. 113
- Picks no. 171, 240, and 248
The Panthers deal again here in order to acquire more capitol in this year’s later rounds
Round Five, Pick No. 148
Ben Bredeson | Offensive Guard | Michigan
Bredeson is a nasty road grading offensive lineman who holds up well enough to get by in the passing game. If bredeson shores up his pass sets, he can be a pro bowl guard for the Carolina Panthers.
Round Five, Pick No. 152
J.R. Reed | Safety | UGA
Reed is a similar player to one who roamed the Panther’s secondary last season, Eric Reid. He is an in the box kind of safety, but also one who gets lost in coverage at times. If Carolina surrounds him with talent, Reed could develop into a solid addition to the Panthers defense.
Round Five, Pick No. 171
Broderick Washington | Defensive Tackle | Texas Tech
Washington is a situational player who can develop into a good rotational piece on early downs.
Round Six, Pick No. 184
Lamar Jackson | Cornerback | Nebraska
Lamar Jackson is a depth pickup here who could become a good backup or spot starter given the proper development.
Round Seven, Pick No. 221
Binjimen Victor | Wide Receiver | Ohio State
Victor is someone who could break the rotation for Carolina right away. He is a big-bodied guy who could excel on underneath possession catches, but needs to add bulk and route running to his game before doing any deep routes.
Round Seven, Pick No. 240
Carter Coughlin| Edge Rusher | Minnesota
Carter Coughlin is a one trick pony as an edge rusher. He uses that one trick, his speed and burst, to great effect. He will be an effective situational pass rusher for Carolina.
Round Seven, Pick No. 248
Trevon Hill | Edge Rusher | Miami
Trevon Hill is the power version of Carter Coughlin.
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