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Andrew Booth Jr. – Clemson

We get it, the Carolina Panthers don’t draft players from Clemson.

But they might want to make an exception for Andrew Booth Jr.

The gifted cornerback is a supreme physical specimen whose skill set is tailor-made for the next level. Booth is fast, strong, and has the attitude to take on every challenge with maximum effort no matter how daunting the receiver lining up against him appears to be.

These are traits that Carolina’s new regime clearly loves. Something they also saw in a prospect from South Carolina by the name of Jaycee Horn en route to taking him at No. 8 overall.

Booth needs to continue his outstanding progress during the 2021 season. If he accomplishes this, then a first-round selection next spring won’t be far behind.

As stated previously, drafting another cornerback this high would be a gamble. Especially considering the ongoing concerns surrounding the left tackle position that cannot be truly ignored for much longer.

Booth has everything in his locker. It will be interesting to see how he handles more responsibility with the Tigers next season, but there is absolutely nothing to suggest the corner cannot take his game to even greater heights in the coming months.