Carolina Panthers must extend mid-round momentum
With no selection until No. 137 overall after the Carolina Panthers pick in the first round, it piles further pressure on the front office to find the right pieces in the mid-to-late rounds. This is something general manager Scott Fitterer has a strong reputation for, so hopes are high that this can continue in 2022.
One thing is for sure, the Panthers need it given the urgency to make substantial improvements to their record next season.
Fitterer is respected in league circles and did a fantastic job of manipulating the draft board to his advantage during his first season in Carolina. Not only this, but some high-value selections from Rounds 4-7 ended up making good contributions despite little in the way of expectations.
If the Panthers and Fitterer can achieve this goal over the upcoming selection process, it would be another significant step towards the perfect draft.
Carolina could target a linebacker, edge rusher, interior defensive line, offensive guard, kick returner, or even a tight end at this stage of the draft. This would help their cause enormously providing the correct prospects are identified.
Fitterer can enhance his growing reputation an untold amount during this draft. But it’s hard to look at Carolina’s current predicament and not think the margin for error is slim.