Carolina Panthers 2021 Draft: Ranking the top-10 wide receivers

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Ja'Marr Chase
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Who are some of the wide receiving talent the Carolina Panthers should keep a close eye on during the 2021 NFL Draft?

All eyes might be on free agency at the present time. But teams like the Carolina Panthers will also be busy evaluating some incoming college recruits in the hope of striking it big in the 2021 NFL Draft. This is always a critical time of year and more so where Matt Rhule’s men are concerned when one considers the precarious state of their rebuilding process in the current financial climate.

The Panthers got a tremendous amount out of their 2020 class, which should serve them well moving forward. Derrick Brown, Yetur Gross-Matos, Jeremy Chinn, and Bravvion Roy all showed enormous promise during their first full year in a professional environment, with the likes of Stantley Thomas-Oliver and the undrafted duo of Myles Hartsfield and Sam Franklin also making their presence felt when called upon.

Carolina Panthers may need a wide receiver this year.

What comes next will be equally as important. New general manager Scott Fitterer has a strong reputation when it comes to the draft from his time at the Seattle Seahawks, but his hopes of taking the best player available rather than essential needs appear slim despite plenty of twists to come in free agency.

There is an obvious concern surrounding the quarterback position to consider, which will shape what the Panthers do in the coming weeks. However, there might also be a hole at wide receiver to fill if Carolina ends up losing Curtis Samuel in free agency to a bigger offer.

With this in mind, we took a look at the latest batch of prospects and picked out our top-10.

Number 10

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No. 10: Tylan Wallace – Oklahoma State

One could never class Tylan Wallace as the most physically imposing wide receiver in the world. But there is a lot to like about his game-changing ability and consistency to produce the goods when it matters most.

Wallace was primarily used on the outside during his time at Oklahoma State, where he accumulated 205 receptions, 3,434 receiving yards, and 26 touchdowns over a four-year period. The receiver looks to be the sort of prospect that will only get better once he gets to the next level and providing he can improve his route-running from the slot, someone is going to have a real player on their hands.

The Carolina Panthers could be losing Curtis Samuel in free agency in the coming days. So acquiring Wallace would give them another notable presence in the passing game moving forward.