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

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Trevon Moehrig – S (UCF)

Finding a long-term partner for Jeremy Chinn is going to be crucial for the Carolina Panthers moving forward. The prospect of Juston Burris filling this role appears slim after a disappointing first season with the organization, so if the team can acquire another exciting young prospect to put alongside their stud rookie, it will make all the difference in 2021 and beyond.

In an unexpected move, Trevon Moehrig didn’t make it into the first round despite some glowing reports during the assessment process. The former TCU star will no doubt be disappointed not to consider himself as a first-rounder. But having a chip on his shoulder heading into the league might just be the making of him.

It would be a massive surprise if Moehrig lasted beyond the first few picks of Round 2. So if the Panthers want to bring him on board then they’ll have to move up slightly or simply bide their time and hope to get lucky at No. 39.

Moehrig has all the intangibles needed to make an instant impression. He can line up in multiple positions – which is something the Panthers clearly love in their college recruits – and the player has enough physicality to cope with the obvious step up in class at the next level.