2. Wide Receiver
Wide receiver is a position the Carolina Panthers have gambled on ten times in the NFL Draft from 2010-19. The franchise has had some real success with their selections, with the majority providing good production at a position that is sometimes feast-or-famine outside of the top prospects.
D.J. Moore goes into his third season as arguably the team’s No. 1 wideout. He has been a real asset to the Panthers since he was taken with the 24th overall selection out of Maryland in 2018.
Moore’s sophomore campaign was the best of his career to date on his way to 87 receptions, 1,175 yards, and four touchdowns. The prospect of pairing him with free agent signing Robby Anderson in Matt Rhule and Joe Brady’s offense is a mouth-watering prospect in 2020.
Curtis Samuel has been another productive player after being picked in the second round back in 2017. He recorded 627yards and six touchdowns from 54 receptions in 2019. The player is heading into the final year of his rookie deal and has been the subject of trade speculation leading up to the Draft.
Others showed glimpses of elite play before eventually moving on. Kelvin Benjamin was a formidable presence with good size who ultimately failed to live up lofty expectations. Devin Funchess and Brandon LaFell both fall into this category after promising starts to their respective careers in Carolina.