6 college prospects the Carolina Panthers should watch closely in 2021

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George Pickens – WR (Georgia)

George Pickens is not going to have a hard time adjusting to the NFL watching him play at Georgia, where his talent stands out considerably.

While the Bulldogs air attack hasn’t exactly been elite in recent seasons, Pickens has still found ways to stand out and has the athleticism that already looks ready for the next level.

The one concern for Pickens has been his maturity. Most notably he threw punches against a Georgia Tech corner that cost the Bulldogs a meaningful game last time around.

While this is a bit of a red flag, Pickens is still only a 20-year-old kid and his talent and ability clearly outweigh any concerns.

Pickens is a perfect fit in the Carolina Panthers’ offense if he were to fall. His huge 6-foot-3 frame is matched by a real prowess of stretching the field, which is normally a hot commodity.

Pairing him with Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, and Terrace Marshall Jr. would give Carolina an elite receiving core capable of carrying any decent quarterback.

While Pickens plays at a position of real strength for the Panthers, they still should keep a close eye on the receiver during the 2021 college football season and consider drafting him if given the chance.

Pickens is going to be a good receiver in this league and would be fun to watch in Carolina.