Carolina Panthers avoid QB temptation in 7-round 2022 NFL mock draft

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873. . TE. Aggies . JALEN WYDERMYER. 61. player

Jalen Wydermyer – TE (Texas A&M)

There are a couple of more pressing needs for the Carolina Panthers than boosting their tight-end options, but Jalen Wydermyer represents a ton of value at this stage of the draft. The Texas A&M star has all the makings of a prominent pass-catching weapon at the next level who might go much higher than this if he finishes the campaign off strongly.

Wydermyer has everything one looks for in a modern-day tight end. He is a supreme physical specimen with the athleticism to match, with the player recording 18 receptions for 249 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the first six games of the campaign.

Not only is Wydermyer a force to be reckoned with at all three levels of the passing game, but his physicality makes him a quality blocking option that only boosts his stock further.

The Carolina Panthers have high hopes for third-round pick Tommy Tremble – who already has two scores to his name in limited action – but they traded away Dan Arnold and it appears unlikely that Ian Thomas will be offered an extension after flattering to deceive for the most part.

Carolina went against the grain when they picked Terrace Marshall Jr. at No. 59 overall when there wasn’t any need for another wide receiver. Should a talented prospect like Wydermyer make it this far, they’d think long and hard about pulling the trigger.