Carolina Panthers Draft: Redrafting the 2020 class at the bye

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Pick No. 113: Harrison Bryant – TE

  • Actual selection: Troy Pride Jr. – CB

If the Carolina Panthers knew what a disappointment Ian Thomas would be in his pursuit of being the full-time tight end starter after Greg Olsen left in free agency, then they might have brought in an exciting rookie prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Harrison Bryant has been blended into the Browns rotation slowly, but he does have 17 receptions, 163 receiving yards, and three touchdowns to his name from just 57 percent of Cleveland’s offensive snaps.

Troy Pride Jr. has been inconsistent for the Panthers in 2020, which is to be expected of rookie cornerbacks entering the NFL. Finishing the season strongly will be crucial for the former Notre Dame standout to give him and the coaching staff some confidence.

Pick No. 153: Bryce Hall – CB

  • Actual selection: Kenny Robinson – S

Kenny Robinson‘s status with the Panthers is hanging by a thread. The former XFL star just hasn’t made the sort of impact expected to date and Carolina even released him for a brief period before bringing him back on their practice squad.

Robinson had the advantage of being in a professional environment before arriving in Carolina. But this doesn’t seem to have assisted him in making a smooth transition to the NFL and it remains to be seen whether the Panthers decide to move on from the player this spring.

Bryce Hall’s start with the Jets has been hugely encouraging on a struggling defense and he looks to be a cornerback with tremendous promise.