Major trade with familiar faces in full 7-round Panthers 2021 mock draft

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Carolina Panthers trade out of No. 193

Getting more in the way of draft capital is something general manager Scott Fitterer is keen to do. Taking a two-for-one offer from the Arizona Cardinals gives the new appointment a chance to bring in two more talents in Round 7, which could add to his glowing reputation of finding gems late in the weekend.

Round No. 6 (Pick No. 222)

James Wiggins – S (Cincinnati)

One area that the Panthers need to get better is on the backend. The team is expected to move Jeremy Chinn back into the safety spot after a lasting contribution as an outside linebacker during his rookie campaign. But finding a long-term partner for the Southern Illinois prospect wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.

James Wiggins is another who caught the eye at the 2021 Senior Bowl and although there are some concerning injury problems that stem from a torn ACL, it isn’t really that much of a gamble from Carolina’s point of view at this stage of the draft.

Wiggins is a ballhawk that plays the game in a physical fashion that is sure to go down well with Carolina’s fanbase. His versatility is also something the Panthers look for in their college recruits, so this pickup is one that ticks a lot of boxes.

Round No. 6 (Pick No. 226)

Kenny Yeboah – TE (Ole Miss)

Finding more in the way of production from the tight end spot is absolutely essential for the Panthers this offseason. The addition of Dan Arnold in free agency should help them, but drafting a physically gifted if somewhat raw prospect such as Kenny Yeboah could also be something that benefits the organization greatly.

Yeboah has absolutely no problem betting on himself. He wanted more in the way of competition following his transfer from Temple to Ole Miss, where he proved more than capable of producing the goods against some of the most feared defenses in the college game.

If he can have similar success in the NFL, then the sky is the limit.