4 ways the Panthers can address backup RB spot in 2021

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Carolina Panthers, Michael Carter
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The Carolina Panthers could draft RB

One option the Carolina Panthers can take a look at is selecting a new running back in the 2021 NFL Draft. Luckily for them, this class is stacked with some talented prospects that could fall into the later rounds.

One back the Panthers could target is Michael Carter. He shined in the Senior Bowl and made Matt Rhule’s team look silly on defense, finishing the game with 60 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Moreover, Carter played well all season for the North Carolina Tarheels. He finished at fourth in rushing yards with 1,245 to conclude his college career with 3,404 rushing yards and 22 scores.

Carter is expected to go later in the draft on day two or three. If the Panthers are not able to pick him up, then there are others that they can look at.

Larry Rountree III is projected to go in the mid-rounds and has a ton of upside. He got very familiar with Rhule during the Senior Bowl. However, the player only rushed for seven yards on four attempts.

Roundtree finished his senior year at Missouri with 972 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. There’s more talent than just those two, and one suspects it will be hard for the Panthers to go wrong on a running back given the wealth of eye-catching prospects entering the NFL this year.