5 silent assassins on offense the Panthers could draft in 2021

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Which 2021 NFL Draft prospects that nobody is really talking about on offense could the Carolina Panthers potentially target with their selections?

Much is obviously being made of just what the Carolina Panthers are going to do at No. 8 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft following their decision to trade for Sam Darnold. The quarterback is heading on the road to possible redemption after a failed stint with the New York Jets, which was largely down to a lack of coaching and weapons around him for the most part.

This is an ideal situation for Darnold to be joining. The Panthers are loaded on offense barring a couple of spots that need upgrades, so if those in power can come up with the right selections from the college ranks later this month it is going to give their new signal-caller a substantial shot in the arm.

Finding some top-end prospects who can bring immediate assistance is just one part of what makes a successful draft weekend. It’s finding diamonds in the rough later on that is normally the difference between the good and the great organizations across the league.

New Carolina Panthers GM has a good draft record.

General manager Scott Fitterer gained a formidable reputation for doing just that during his time with the Seattle Seahawks. So the Panthers will be banking on their recent appointment coming up with the goods once again following some invaluable input from head coach Matt Rhule throughout the evaluation process.

With this in mind, here are five silent assassins on offense that the Panthers could target with their selections during the draft.