4 pros and cons to the Carolina Panthers trading for Denzel Mims

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Carolina Panthers already boasts good depth at WR

Given the current depth that the Carolina Panthers are blessed with at the wide receiver spot, trading for Denzel Mims could be more questionable. Especially considering the need for additional reinforcements in other key positional groups.

Of course, everyone needs to stay healthy for the Panthers to maximize production from their primary pass-catchers. Shi Smith’s incredible emergence this offseason looks set to give him a key role and could deter Carolina from pursuing Mims further when it’s all said and done.

This would be the best-case scenario. It might also provide the Panthers with enough money to land a pass-rusher or better quarterback backup option with Sam Darnold set to miss 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain.

If Terrace Marshall Jr. can put a prolonged run of games together and produce at the level expected of a second-round selection, then the sky’s the limit. Most scouts had the LSU product as a first-round talent, but health concerns caused the wideout to slide before Carolina picked him at No. 59 overall.

Nobody is questioning Marshall’s athletic attributes. But the player also needs time to figure out the complicated offense that Ben McAdoo is teaching.

Smith and Marshall will have increased responsibilities in 2022. If both reach expectations, then there is no need for Mims to come on board.