5 best fits for the Carolina Panthers on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft

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What are the best fits remaining for the Carolina Panthers after an extremely eventful first round of the 2021 NFL Draft?

It was every bit as dramatic as everybody expected. The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft was full of thrills, spills, and surprises, which did not escape the Carolina Panthers after they decided to pass on Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in favor of cornerback Jaycee Horn at No. 8 overall.

Whether this was the right call to make remains to be seen. However, one thing that cannot be denied is the Panthers are getting an outstanding prospect that comes to the next level with shutdown potential providing his transition to a professional environment is a smooth one.

Horn might not have been everybody’s choice, especially considering Fields fell into their laps after an outstanding college career with the Buckeyes. But few would argue this wasn’t a position of significant need considering Carolina’s struggles getting off the field on third down last season.

With that being said, here are the five best fits available for the Panthers on what is sure to be another very important Day 2 for the franchise.

Carolina Panthers Day 2 NFL Draft best fits

Prospect No. 1

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Wyatt Davis – OG (Ohio State)

The Carolina Panthers are still on the lookout for some interior help on their offensive line. As luck would have it, no team decided to take a chance on Wyatt Davis in the first round and he remains on the board heading into Day 2.

Davis is a brute force in run support and also has enough about him to improve Carolina’s pass protection in this area of the field, which was a constant weakness in critical moments. Much will depend on just what the Panthers plan to do with their second-rounder, but they got lucky last year when Yetur Gross-Matos fell into their laps and the same situation might occur once again this time around.

This represents a prospect that could be a plug-and-play starter and something the Panthers are simply crying out for.