Panthers trade up for Zach Wilson in 7-round mock NFL Draft

(George Frey/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Zach Wilson
(George Frey/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Zach Wilson /
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Round 4 (Pick No. 106)

Jamien Sherwood – S (Auburn)

The Carolina Panthers parted ways with veteran Tre Boston after the safety failed to replicate his form of 2019 that saw the player given a three-year, $18 million deal last spring. There is a strong possibility that Jeremy Chinn moves back to his preferred position on the backend. But considering how inconsistent Juston Burris was after joining in free agency, getting a talented young prospect wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.

Jamien Sherwood ticks all the boxes from an athletic standpoint. He thrives in run support and possesses the right sort of instincts to be around the ball consistently if given time.

Working on his quick-twitch speed will do his chances of forging out a successful career in the NFL the world of good. But it appears Burris is sticking around on the final year of his deal, so there wouldn’t be a great deal of pressure on the Auburn star contributing a great deal right away.

Round 4 (Pick No. 113)

Trey Smith – OG (Tennessee)

One of the areas where the Panthers really struggled was on their interior protection. Matt Paradis restructured his deal which should mean he’ll see out his contract in Carolina, but the future of out-of-contract starting guard duo Chris Reed and John Miller is uncertain at best.

Ideally, the Carolina Panthers can get an experienced veteran capable of contributing right away and pair them with a rookie with high upside such as Trey Smith. The Tennessee standout is a powerful individual who was incredibly difficult to move off the block during his time in college and possesses a lot of transferable skills that potentially make him a reliable weapon from the word go.