5 former Carolina Panthers draft picks who could be done in the NFL

(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) Josh Norman
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Which former Carolina Panthers draft picks are now facing an uncertain future in the NFL unless they find a home pretty quickly?

The Carolina Panthers have done a nice job of finding the right fits during the draft in recent years. Many of the team’s top performers right now came through the college ranks and general manager Scott Fitterer has made his intentions clear about rewarding those who prove their worth with long-term extensions.

This is something that was evident once again this offseason when Donte Jackson and D.J. Moore got paid in a big way by the Panthers. Defensive end Brian Burns is next on the list, with the likes of Jeremy Chinn, Derrick Brown, and others also eyeing their own respective paydays in the not too distant future.

As is normally the case, there have been a few misses along the way. Not uncommon across the league, but fans can feel confident about what the Panthers have managed to do with their selections more often than not under the current regime.

Without further ado, we took a look at five former Panthers draft picks who could be done in the NFL.

Draft Pick No. 1

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(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Jordan Scarlett /

Jordan Scarlett – Former Carolina Panthers RB

Perhaps Jordan Scarlett didn’t get a fair crack with the Carolina Panthers. The running back found opportunities limited after being taken in the fifth round of the 2019 draft, featuring in just 10 games and generating four carries for nine rushing yards.

Scarlett was waived in 2020 and spent time with the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins thereafter. This did not see his influence increase and the player is currently looking to make a name for himself north of the border with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

It’s not out of the question for Scarlett to potentially get another shot at making a roster. But it will take a significant amount of work to accomplish this feat.