Carolina Panthers meeting with prospects from all three phases of the game.
Teams across the league, including the Carolina Panthers, are continuing their preparations for the upcoming NFL Draft in late April. This week, all eyes are in Mobile, Alabama for the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl where a number of legitimate prospects face off on Saturday (1/25) in the collegiate all-star game.
Carolina finished 2019 on an eight game losing streak and own the seventh overall pick this year. Not quite high enough for landing a top quarterback prospect but still a top-10 selection which should provide plenty of opportunities for improving the current roster.
New coach Matt Rhule and general manager Marty Hurney are in attendance and expected to meet with a number of candidates throughout the week. While the team’s target for their first pick may not necessarily be playing this week, there’s still plenty of talent available and six more selections to make once the Panthers are on the clock.
In the past two years Hurney has chosen five players who elected to participate in the Senior Bowl and odds are there’s someone on either the North or South team that winds up in a Panthers uniform come August.
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Already, the team has met with potential candidates on both sides of the football and special teams. According to Charlie Campbell at WalterFootball.com, the Panthers have met with the following list of prospects over the first few days.
-Harrison Bryant, TE (Florida Atlantic)
-Josh Uche, OLB (Michigan)
-Alton Robinson, DE (Syracuse)
-Rodrigo Blankenship, K (Georgia)
Reportedly, the team has also shown interest and met briefly with South Carolina defensive tackle, Javon Kinlaw, who is currently projected to be one of the top players in this class at his position.
The 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl kicks off on Saturday (1/25) at 2:30pm ET on NFL Network.