10 potential Panthers draft targets whose stock rose at Senior Bowl

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Keith Taylor Jr. – CB (Washington)

Keith Taylor Jr. was one of the real stars throughout the week. The athletic cornerback has everything going for him and if he continues to shine throughout the evaluation process, then a number of teams are going to fall in love with the player.

Perhaps the biggest thing Taylor has going for him is versatility. He can play on the outside, cover in the slot, and also contribute on blitz packages should the opportunity arise. The Carolina Panthers could use someone with his skillset and they sought prospects like the Washington stud heavily last time around.

Deonte Brown – OG (Alabama)

One of the most talked-about prospects this year is Deonte Brown. The interior lineman is a gargantuan presence on the line of scrimmage, but his quickness and overall dominance have seen his draft stock surge both during the 2020 season with Alabama and at the Senior Bowl.

Brown’s conditioning and weight need to be monitored at all times by a team that takes him. That being said, he has a level head on his shoulders and is clearly heading in the right direction to possibly be a second-round pick the way things are going.

Richie Grant – S (Central Florida)

Matt Rhule stated that Richie Grant was the player he’d most like to coach from what he saw during the week. The Central Florida safety took plenty of plaudits after displaying a level of consistency and ability to make plays that should make a smooth transition to the next level.

Whether the Carolina Panthers will be in a position to take the player with their second-round selection is another matter. They have plenty of needs elsewhere and much will also depend on whether they keep Juston Burris around or move stud rookie Jeremy Chinn to the backend.