Carolina Panthers hit another home run with Tommy Tremble pick
The Carolina Panthers hit yet another potential home-run by selecting () in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Carolina Panthers managed to get their hands on two additional third-round picks after moving down in the second round twice, which eventually saw them select LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. to further boost Sam Darnold‘s options in the passing game. This was followed by a trade-up to acquire offensive lineman Brady Christensen out of BYU and it wasn’t much longer before the organization was up once again.
A frenzied period of activity for the Panthers saw them hit another potential home run with the acquisition of Tommy Tremble, which fills yet another big need for a team that has completely changed their thinking regarding the NFL Draft under the new regime.
Scott Fitterer was part of some hugely successful war rooms with the Seattle Seahawks over the years, with the organization renowned for making trades back. Those in power clearly felt that there wasn’t much difference in quality between second or third-rounders this year, so the moves made a ton of sense in the grand scheme of things.
They are a little short of options early on Day 3. But the Panthers also have three sixth-round picks to utilize if they want to move up if a player of significant interest starts falling down the pecking order.
Carolina Panthers solidify tight end spot with Tommy Tremble
One thing that can be said for Tremble is that he provides a consistent presence at a position the Panthers are in need of reinforcements. His athleticism tested very well during the assessment process according to reports and providing there isn’t too much in the way of pressure put on the prospect initially, it could end up being a high-value selection that will benefit the Panthers in the short and long term.
This is a little new to Carolina’s fanbase. Competent management of the mid-rounds is something not normally associated with the franchise under previous regimes and considering Fitterer is relatively new to the role, he’s managed to work wonders with the resources at his disposal this offseason.
Tremble represents a low-risk, high reward option for Carolina and someone who has the right mindset to fit right in with an ambitious and talented locker room that got much better over the first two days of the draft.
The prospect has assured hands, can get open quickly, and also blocks surprisingly well considering his ability in the passing game.
The times are changing in Carolina. Fitterer and company are building a team and that can only mean good things for the organization moving forward.