Way too early four-round Carolina Panthers 2022 NFL mock draft

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A way too early look at which way the Carolina Panthers could potentially go during the 2022 NFL Draft.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the next batch of college recruits who’ll enter the NFL. The Carolina Panthers managed to acquire a solid haul from their 2021 draft selections, with general manager Scott Fitterer extremely active in the trade market on his way to 11 picks throughout the all-important event.

Hopefully, those chosen by the Panthers can turn their versatility and eye-catching athleticism into production on the field. This is a roster that doesn’t appear to be that far away from mounting a postseason challenge, so if their 2021 class hits the ground running it will stand Carolina in enormously good stead next season.

No sooner had this spring’s evaluation process ended, scouts across the league were already forming draft boards regarding 2022 prospects that they want to keep a close eye on this season. There should be a more structured college football campaign this time around, with the NFL Scouting Combine also set to make a welcome return next year.

Carolina Panthers do not have a second-round pick in 2022.

This will be invaluable to the Panthers and others, who weren’t afforded this luxury in Fitterer’s first offseason thanks to COVID-19. According to Pro Sports Transactions, Carolina has four selections in the first four rounds of the draft despite giving up their second-rounder in the Sam Darnold trade, so there could be plenty more maneuvering to come from the general manager.

With this in mind, here is a way too early four-round mock draft to see who might be on the Panthers’ radar in 2022.