5 draft snubs haunting the Carolina Panthers after Greg Little trade
Which players are the set to haunt the Carolina Panthers for years to come after their 2019 second-round pick Greg Little was traded?
Just two years after the Carolina Panthers traded up 10 spots to select him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, left tackle Greg Little‘s time with the organization is over.
In what will go down as one of the biggest draft busts in Panthers’ history, Little was traded to the Miami Dolphins on the first day of training camp cuts for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick.
The fact that new general manager Scott Fitterer was even able to get anything for Little is a win.
Former GM Marty Hurney was banking on finally getting a franchise left tackle when he traded up to pick Little with the 37th overall pick in 2019.
However, Little missed 12 games his rookie season with multiple concussions and would never be able to fully adjust to the NFL level.
Greg Little never really got going with the Carolina Panthers.
When the Panthers traded for Russell Okung in 2020, Little took a backseat and only played in 10 games, starting three of them.
Ultimately, Fitterer and head coach Matt Rhule didn’t see a future for Little in Carolina anymore and the experiment by Hurney was a failed one.
"“I have nothing but good things to say about Greg. I had a chance to visit with him when the decision was made. He might be one of those guys who just needs a change of scenery. -Matt Rhule"
The Panthers gave up the 47th and 77th pick to move up for Little in 2019. That’s quite the package.
With those picks, the Seattle Seahawks chose safety Marquise Blair at 47, and the New England Patriots got the 77th pick from Fitterer’s former employers to select defensive end Chase Winovich.
Here are five players Carolina could have selected at 37 instead of Little.