5 interior offensive linemen Panthers could pick in the 2021 draft

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Creed Humphrey – Oklahoma

Although Matt Paradis recently restructured his deal to ensure he’ll probably still on the 53-man roster in 2021, they could do with some sort of long-term plan in the even their current starter goes back to the 2019 form that saw his future with the franchise in doubt.

It’s unlikely the Carolina Panthers will use their first pick on the position. But if someone like Creed Humphrey drops into the late first or early second round, then it might see another potential move from those in power.

Humphrey has everything one looks for in a premier interior blocker at the next level. His communication skills are exceptional, his frame makes him incredibly difficult to move off the block, and the Oklahoma star is also technically sound enough to be a plug-and-play starter wherever he ends up.

His power at the point of attack is another standout feature of Humphrey’s game. The prospect also has the sort of football IQ that is going to make a smooth transition to the pros. So there is a lot to like about his potential to make a big impression from the word go.

Carolina could potentially draft Humphrey and have him play at guard until he’s ready to assume command of the center spot. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem considering his experience at the college level.