Good, bad and ugly from Scott Fitterer’s first season as Panthers GM

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Scott Fitterer’s first Carolina Panthers draft

It is far too soon to come to any conclusive judgments regarding Scott Fitterer’s first draft class with the Carolina Panthers. Jaycee Horn was looking like a star before his injury, while Terrace Marshall Jr. is yet to produce at the levels you would hope for out of a second-round pick.

However, Carolina’s offensive unit has suffered from extreme volatility this year, which makes it difficult for any rookie receiver to acclimate himself.

Third-round choices Brady Christensen and Tommy Tremble have gotten meaningful playing time and at least shown some degree of promise. There’s also a lot of speculation that the BYU product is currently a victim of being played out of position.

Carolina has also gotten some solid contributions out of some of their day three choices such as Chuba Hubbard, Keith Taylor Jr., Phil Hoskins, and Daviyon Nixon before his injury.

There is still plenty of reason to have a glass-half-full outlook on the Panthers’ 2021 draft class. And many around the league were relatively impressed by Carolina’s general approach to the draft.

Few teams in the league traded more than the Panthers during an eventful weekend. This was especially true on Day 2, where Carolina traded back three times.

Impressively, Fitterer viewed each selection as an opportunity to acquire more draft capital for the organization – a strategy routinely used by some of the league’s most successful teams.