Carolina Panthers: Ranking the 12 fastest players in 2020

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D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
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Pick Analysis. D.J. MOORE. player. 87. Scouting Report. WR. CAROLINA PANTHERS. 7

Carolina Panthers Player No. 7: D.J. Moore (WR) – 4.42 seconds

Although D.J. Moore is officially clocked at 4.42 seconds. There is little doubt the standout wide receiver plays a lot faster. He is a dynamic force on the Carolina Panthers who has the potential to reach even greater heights in 2020.

He secured his first 1,000-yard receiving season last time out. And this represents a significant accomplishment given the lack of quality quarterback play getting him the ball.

Moore combined quality speed with elite route-running ability, something which is the hallmark of any great wideout throughout history. The former Maryland standout has the potential to enter the elite category next season. And it would assist the Panthers greatly if he could achieve this feat.

CAROLINA PANTHERS. ELIAPPLE. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. CB. T5. player. 87

Carolina Panthers Player No. T-5: Eli Apple (CB) – 4.40 seconds

Eli Apple might be on his last chance to prove himself as a worthy starter in the NFL. But there is little disputing that the cornerback has all the tools needed to become a success with the Carolina Panthers.

Putting it all together on the field has been tricky for Apple throughout his career. And the Panthers know that they will have a player with tremendous upside on their hands if everything finally clicks into place.

Apple has 4.4-second speed and is a former No. 10 overall pick. An increased sense of urgency might also stand the player in good stead ahead of what promises to be a pivotal 2020 for his overall aspirations.

Scouting Report. CAROLINA PANTHERS. player. 87. Pick Analysis. CB. TROYPRIDE JR.. T5

Carolina Panthers Player No. T-5: Troy Pride Jr. (CB) – 4.40 seconds

Cornerback Troy Pride Jr. was a fourth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers earlier this year. And he comes into the organization with a real chance of making a real contribution right away.

He does appear to be somewhat raw in terms of his decision-making. But he has all the athleticism that is necessary to forge a successful career at the next level.

Having 4.4-second speed doesn’t hurt either. And if Pride Jr. can harness this in the correct way, then the Panthers are going to have some player on their hands.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. CAROLINA PANTHERS. MIKEDAVIS. 87. RB. 4. player

Carolina Panthers Player No. 4: Mike Davis (RB) – 4.38 seconds

It remains to be seen whether Mike Davis can do enough to earn valuable minutes on the field for the Carolina Panthers in 2020. But he has some serious speed to call upon if given such a chance.

Davis clocks 4.38-seconds for the 40-yard dash. And he will need to showcase this and more if he wants to earn the $3 million in base salary next season.

Releasing him won’t cost the Panthers anything in the way of dead cap money. So this appears the likeliest option at this stage.