Panthers roll with Teddy Bridgewater in full 7-round mock draft
Round No. 3 (Pick No. 73)
Brevin Jordan – TE (Miami)
The Carolina Panthers need more in the way of production from their tight ends in 2021. Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz just didn’t have what it takes to fill the void left by Greg Olsen, with the team looking to free-agent signing Dan Arnold in pursuit of perhaps improving matters next season.
If the Panthers want an additional weapon to call upon with Thomas looking like a bust thus far, then they might want to cast their eye on Brevin Jordan. There is the obvious temptation to select Kyle Pitts in the first round if he’s there, but the chances of this are incredibly slim after his jaw-dropping measurements and performance at Florida’s pro day.
Jordan might have the elite athleticism Pitts brings to the table. But if he can refine certain areas of his game then a successful career at the next level is a real possibility.
The Miami star represents a matchup nightmare that can line up in the slot or on the outside. Jordan is an underrated blocker on the edge that often goes overlooked in today’s NFL, with his size and ability to create separation quickly sure to be an asset for Teddy Bridgewater in red-zone situations.
One thing is for sure, a tandem of Jordan and Arnold represents a significant upgrade on anything Carolina had in 2020. It would also allow them to cut ties with Thomas with a cap saving of $2.18 million.