4 pros and cons to the Carolina Panthers trading Robby Anderson

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Relying on rookies

If the Carolina Panthers find a willing trade partner for Robby Anderson and decide to move the wide receiver, it would pile some additional pressure on the shoulders of two young rookies who come into the NFL with a tremendous amount of promise.

Terrace Marshall Jr. and Shi Smith were taken in the second and sixth-round respectively last month during an incredibly eventful three days for the Panthers, who played their board extremely well to come away with 11 picks.

Marshall is a first-round talent providing there are no further complications with injury. Joe Brady knows all about what the player brings to the table from their time at LSU, with his size, athleticism, and ability to make a difference in the red zone sure to be of significant use from the word go.

Smith also has a lot going for him after a starring college career at South Carolina. He is an exceptional route-runner who does his best work from the slot and his performance at the 2021 Senior Bowl did a lot to convince Carolina’s coaching staff to bring him on board.

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Having Anderson on the roster takes off some of the immediate pressure on the duo, which would obviously all change if he is traded. This added responsibility could go either way, in all honesty, which is something else the Panthers need to take into consideration before potentially making such a move.