6 prospects the Panthers should monitor during 2023 CFB playoffs

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Carolina Panthers should monitor Ronnie Bell

  • Wide Receiver | Michigan Wolverines

Things are gradually improving within the wide receiver room. But after trading Robbie Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals, finding another viable option from the college level wouldn’t hurt.

Terrace Marshall Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. are both progressing encouragingly under Steve Wilks. And the credentials D.J. Moore brings to the table are there for all to see despite the former first-round pick regressing statistically through no real fault of his own in 2022.

Adding a little extra speed to this group would be beneficial. Someone that can stretch the field and make things happen with the football in hand.

That’s where Ronnie Bell comes in. The Michigan product reaffirmed his status as a potential top-100 selection with a standout contribution this season, becoming a more refined wideout with additional responsibilities within the Wolverines’ offensive game plan.

Bell plays bigger than his size and once he gets into open space, there isn’t much anyone can do to prevent big yardage. His catching prowess is exceptional – especially under pressure – and he has absolutely no problem burning opposing cornerbacks on deeper routes.

Creating separation over the middle is sometimes an issue. But this is a prospect that could be of significant use to the Panthers if he ended up in Carolina.