4 late-round wide receivers the Panthers could steal in 2021

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Trevon Grimes – Florida

It’s safe to say Trevon Grimes made the right call by transferring to Florida from Ohio State after one year with the Buckeyes. He gradually rose in stature as his career progressed and came into the evaluation process on the back of a big 2020 season that is sure to make more than a few NFL teams sit up and take notice.

Grimes offers something a little bit different from what the Carolina Panthers already have at their disposal. He is a huge body at 6-foot-4 and uses this frame to good use both during contested catches and in the red zone.

This is something that brought nine touchdowns last season for the Gators and although Grimes doesn’t have what one considers to be elite speed, his physicality and big strides make him an enticing prospect on Day 2 or 3 of the NFL Draft.

One area where Grimes has improved dramatically is his blocking in run support. The wideout is strong enough to set the wide edge and make things difficult for opposing defenders, which could be worth its weight in gold for a Carolina team that will rely heavily on All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey when he finally returns to full health in 2021.

Grimes clearly has momentum going in the right direction. But what sort of fit the prospect lands on will be vital to his chances.