Panthers 7-round 2022 mock draft decided by computer simulation

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There are multiple ways options for the Carolina Panthers in the 2022 NFL Draft, but which way did the computer simulation decide they would go?

This is it. The moment Carolina Panthers fans have been waiting for since the 2021 campaign came to a conclusion.

The 2022 NFL Draft is not just a few days from getting underway in Las Vegas. This promises to be a pivotal period of recruitment for the Panthers, who have a number of holes to fill and almost nothing off the table outside from perhaps selecting a cornerback with the No. 6 overall selection.

General manager Scott Fitterer has been keen to state this fact during media availability this offseason. Carolina has the league’s most salary-cap space and a real need to find an instant solution to their quarterback conundrum, something which might see the organization head into the trade market once again for a potential upgrade on Sam Darnold.

Of course, adding a premier left tackle in the first round is another realistic avenue. It would be a major shock if the consensus top-three prospects were all off the board by the time Carolina comes on the clock and any of them represent a long-term solution to a problem that’s been prevalent since Jordan Gross retired.

Opinions are divided among the team’s fanbase about what the team should do. Whichever way they go, some will be left unhappy – that’s just the way it is at this time of year.

Using The Draft Network’s simulation, we let the computer decide for us in a seven-round 2022 Panthers mock draft.