Report: Carolina Panthers fielding calls for No. 7 draft pick

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The Carolina Panthers are reportedly fielding calls for their No. 7 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but what would it mean for the franchise?

The Carolina Panthers are exploring the possibility of trading down, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rappaport.

The organization currently has just eight selections at their disposal heading into the Draft. With a number of positions needing an upgrade, the Panthers are now said to be taking calls with anyone that wants to move into the No. 7 spot.

Any such move would allow the Panthers to acquire more selections that could assist with their current rebuild. They are in desperate need of additional pieces after letting a host of seasoned veterans leave the organization in free agency.

Rappaport tweeted this on the Panthers’ looking at trade down options.

“I’m told the Panthers are among the teams open to sliding back a few spots if someone came up for a QB or tackle or CB. They are currently at No. 7. Should be some action early.”

The demand to move up in the top ten is set to be high. There could be a scramble to draft a quarterback such as Justin Herbert of Tua Tagovialoa as teams look for their new franchise signal-caller.

The offensive tackle spot is another that is expected to be the cause of some movement at the top end of the Draft. The likes of Andrew Thomas and Tristan Wirfs have elite potential and there will be no shortage of suitors.

There is also the possibility of other NFL teams moving up the draft to take one of the standout wide receiver prospects. CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs III, and Jerry Jeudy have generated a tremendous amount of buzz in recent weeks and this might also play into the Panthers’ hands.

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