Carolina Panthers 2022 NFL mock draft with major first-round trade

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Carolina Panthers trade down from No. 10 overall

As stated previously, Scott Fitterer proved himself to be quite the wheeler-dealer in his first draft as general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

Trading down or up simply wasn’t a problem depending on how things on their board played out, which resulted in some promising recruits joining the organization who all made the 53-man roster outside of injured long-snapper Thomas Fletcher.

Simply put, the more picks the Panthers can generate, the better their chances will be of striking it rich with a prospect that slips under the radar. They are without their second-rounder in 2022, so it wouldn’t be the biggest shock in the world to see Fitterer take plenty of calls from teams looking to enter the top-10 in this scenario.

In this mock, a deal is struck with the Baltimore Ravens for them to move up 16 spots, which costs them this year’s second and fourth-round selections, in addition to their 2023 first-rounder.

Obviously, this all depends on how things unfold beforehand. But this represents a significant and realistic haul for the Panthers and something that will stand them in good stead both in this year’s draft and the following year.

It would also be the start of another eventful weekend, that’s for sure.