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Carolina Panthers trade out of the fourth round

General manager Scott Fitterer has made no secret of his desire to acquire more in the way of draft picks this year and beyond. The recent appointment gained a prolific reputation for finding the right sort of prospects in the mid-to-late rounds during his time with the Seattle Seahawks, which ended up with a promotion with his previous employer before wowing owner David Tepper and head coach Matt Rhule during the interview process.

Considering the talent in the first three rounds that made it hard for the Carolina Panthers to turn down. Perhaps looking towards trading out of the fourth round with a view to acquiring two more picks is the smart move at this juncture.

The Atlanta Falcons – an NFC South rival – were the suitor, moving up to get their hands on quarterback Kellen Mond out of Texas A&M as a development player to put behind former NFL MVP Matt Ryan.

This pick is made with a view to Mond one day potentially assuming command under center once the veteran’s contract is easier to get out of.

If Fitterer can find the same level of success with late-round recruits in Carolina as he did with the Seahawks, then this would be a shrewd move and one that could add some extra depth and energy to key positional groups without breaking the bank.