10 potential Panthers draft targets whose stock rose at Senior Bowl
By Dean Jones
Dillon Radunz – OT (North Dakota State)
One of the more impressive offensive linemen on show throughout the week was Dillon Radunz. The left tackle played just one game for North Dakota State this season due to COVID-19 and if he was flying under the radar somewhat as a result of this inactivity, his production at the Senior Bowl is something that undoubtedly caught the eye.
Radunz has quick feet with the power to match. He has no trouble dealing with speedy edge rushers and can also make his presence felt at the second level when required.
The Carolina Panthers could be about to embark on a complete overhaul of their protection this offseason and Radunz should be high on their shortlist of possible candidates.
Amari Rodgers – WR (Clemson)
Considering how productive Amari Rodgers was at Clemson with Trevor Lawrence distributing him the football, there are some doubts about his ability to make a successful transition to the NFL. However, his strong outing during Saturday’s showcase should have alleviated some of these concerns.
Rodgers projects to be a slot receiver with his upside. The wideout is an assured route-runner who possesses dependability catching the football, two things the Panthers might be losing if Curtis Samuel departs in free agency as expected.
Kellen Mond – QB (Texas A&M)
Carolina has made no secret of its desire to get a better long-term option at quarterback this offseason. Kellen Mond might be a work in progress once he gets to the next level, but the composure he showed under center during the 2021 Senior Bowl was immensely encouraging.
Mond has the necessary arm strength to make every throw possible. He recognizes pressure well and is rarely flustered because of this gift. If the Panthers want to wait until the mid-rounds for a quarterback to develop next season with no out on Teddy Bridgewater‘s deal until 2022, then the Texas A&M star is sure to enter the discussion.