How each third-round pick will impact the Carolina Panthers in 2021

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Brady Christensen – Carolina Panthers OT

  • 3rd round – No. 70 overall

Brady Christensen will immediately help the Carolina Panthers out on the offensive line. The organization valued him greatly, as they moved up to get the left tackle in the third round at No. 70 overall.

He’s an older prospect at 24 years old. But with that, Christensen could bring the maturity to play right away.

Christensen was the highest-graded offensive lineman in college football by Pro Football Focus in 2020, posting a 96.0 grade. He also has some decent size for his position at 6-foot-5 and 302 pounds.

The lineman also started every game over the last three seasons at BYU. Christensen is a versatile player who could be able to play anywhere on the offensive line, which is something Carolina values in all their prospects.

With Christensen being 24, that gives him less upside than other tackle prospects. He also has shorter than average arms for an offensive tackle. These are concerns, but it isn’t anything too serious and he is still a high value for the third round.

Realistically, Christensen will have to battle it out in camp with Cam Erving for the starting job. He obviously wasn’t a top tackle prospect. But he was good value for the pick and gives some potential for the future at the left tackle position.

I believe that one day he could be a starter on the Panthers offensive line, if not day one.