Panthers 2021 Draft: One wide receiver target for every round
By Dean Jones
Amari Rodgers – Clemson
The Carolina Panthers got a good look at Amari Rodgers during their week coaching at the 2021 Senior Bowl and he is someone who really turned on the style. His stock has risen considerably in 2020 and over the initial stages of evaluation, so it’s an intriguing option to consider when the draft enters its mid-round stage.
Rodgers benefitted enormously from having consensus No. 1 overall selection Trevor Lawrence distributing the football. He thrived with more responsibility on his shoulders last season to go over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time and if the Panthers were to lose Curtis Samuel in free agency, this might just be a ready-made replacement.
There is a chance Rodgers goes higher than this thanks to his upside. However, if he’s still around and Carolina hasn’t addressed this need, he’ll be high on the shortlist.
Anthony Schwartz – Auburn
Anthony Schwartz has exceptional athleticism, which is something the Panthers sought heavily during their recruitment process last time around. He is fast off the block, boasts tremendous reactions, and has the potential to make a big difference on the outside or in the slot.
There are some similarities between Schwartz and Samuel. Carolina could use him in a variety of different ways and providing the organization can get themselves a better downfield quarterback this offseason, then the Auburn prospect is worth a close look that might be available a little further down the pecking order.