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

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No. 6: Rondale Moore – Purdue

A pocket rocket with plenty going for him, Rondale Moore is projected to be a day two pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and someone the Carolina Panthers should have their eye on if Curtis Samuel leaves the organization as expected. The Purdue star is an exceptional talent who is incredibly elusive, possessing the sort of multi-purpose potential that is always a hot commodity.

There is an obvious red flag regarding injury problems where Moore is concerned. But his talent is unquestioned so providing everything checks out medically, he’ll be one of the first wideouts taken outside of the first round.

No. 5: Kadarius Toney – Florida

Another player that has surged up draft boards in 2020 is Kadarius Toney, who is an electrifying prospect that can line up anywhere on the field. He made the most of having Kyle Pitts taking away the majority of attention at Florida to put up some lofty numbers last time out and he is sure to be a player of interest when the top-three or four wideouts are off the board.

Toney made the transition from quarterback extremely well and emerged as one of college football’s most explosive players. He is exceptional out of the slot and it would be a big shock if he wasn’t taken in the first round.

No. 4: DeVonta Smith – Alabama

DeVonta Smith’s 2020 season was nothing short of extraordinary. The Alabama star put up some outstanding numbers on his way to the Heisman Trophy and although some deem the wideout a little undersized for the next level, this should not detract from what an outstanding player he can become.

Simply put, Smith can do it all. He creates separation extremely well for a player his size and has the assured hands that can be relied upon in critical moments, so whoever is fortunate enough to get the prospect is going to have someone with instant potential and an extremely high ceiling.