Projecting which positions the Panthers will draft in each round

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Matt Rhule
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Carolina Panthers Round No. 6

  • Positions – Wide Receiver, Tight End, Running Back

This is set to be another outstanding crop of prospects at wide receiver. The Carolina Panthers didn’t allocate a selection on the position in 2020, but that might change this time around after Curtis Samuel left in free agency for the Washington Football Team.

There does appear to be enough in the way of depth to get by if they don’t see someone they like in the later rounds. But the Panthers might also shock their fanbase by taking one much earlier than this if general manager Scott Fitterer goes through with his desire to select the best player available.

Head coach Matt Rhule stated that there could be some extreme value to be had in the later rounds at the tight end spot, which might mean he already has someone in mind. He has worked with Kenny Yeboah in college, with Tre’ McKitty also catching the eye during the 2021 Senior Bowl to become another possible option with plenty going for him.

Carolina could also use a late rounder on getting an exciting running back as they look to fill the void left by Mike Davis, who performed well in Christian McCaffrey’s absence last season before signing a free-agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

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There are still plenty of solid veterans available on the free-agent market if the Panthers decide more than Reggie Bonnafon, Trenton Cannon, and Rodney Smith will be needed heading into training camp. So perhaps getting a raw edge rusher instead is something else to consider.