6 exciting draft prospects the Carolina Panthers must consider on Day 3
By Dean Jones
Which college prospects could the Carolina Panthers potentially acquire on a hugely important Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft?
Just when it looked like the Carolina Panthers would hold firm without a Day 2 pick, those in power within the organization took a late leap into the third round to select quarterback Matt Corral. This solves the second major need after Ikem Ekwonu was taken No. 6 overall, which has left even more reasons to be encouraged about the team’s chances moving forward.
Corral may need a little time. But considering the Ole Miss product was taken at No. 94 overall, it was a low-risk pickup that could bring high rewards when it’s all said and done.
Now onto Day 3, which is where championships are won and lost. The Panthers have four selections right now, but that might even increase if general manager Scott Fitterer feels trading down is a worthy option at any stage.
With this in mind, here are six exciting prospects that might be available to the Panthers on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Prospect No. 1
Carolina Panthers could draft Jamaree Salyer
- Offensive Line | Georgia
The Carolina Panthers picked a player close to home in the first round by taking offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu. Jamaree Salyer might be another prospect to consider for the protection now that he has fallen out of the first three rounds.
Salyer thrives in run blocking and has a wide base that is hard to shift off the block. This is something that might be of use to the Panthers, who plan to move forward with a downhill scheme under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
The player also performed extremely well as a left tackle for the Bulldogs during their national championship triumph in 2021. But teams are clearly perceiving the lineman as an interior presence given his lack of true NFL size.