Carolina Panthers: 2019 NFL Draft do-over (7 rounds)
Carolina Panthers Round 4 pick (No. 122): Benny Snell Jr. – RB
The Carolina Panthers were looking for a backup to Christian McCaffrey heading into 2019. As it turned out, they managed to find a diamond in the rough with Reggie Bonnafon finally emerging as a solid option at the position.
Had this not been the case, then taking someone like Benny Snell Jr. would have been a good way to go in hindsight. The rookie saw plenty of the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to the long-term absence of James Conner. And he performed well in the face of some stern defensive fronts in the AFC North.
Snell eventually ended his first year in the NFL with 426 yards and two touchdowns from 108 carries. He also hauled in three of four targets in the passing game. Much will depend on how the player has developed his considerable skill set during the offseason as to whether he will be considered for a similar sort of role in 2020 as Conner looks set for a return to full health.
The Panthers took linebacker Christian Miller with their fourth-round pick. And the player did manage to attain two sacks in a limited role. The franchise has made some considerable investment in this particular area of the field in recent months. So it appears unlikely he is going to get anything more than a bit-part role once again.