3 local prospects the Panthers could target in the 2023 NFL Draft

(Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports) Camerun Peoples
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Carolina Panthers could target Camerun Peoples

  • Running Back | Appalachian State Mountaineers

Despite not being highly recruited out of high school, Camerun Peoples went on to have an impressive career at Appalachian State. In fact, the promising running back set a new school record by averaging 6.22 yards per carry.

What most stands out when watching Peoples is his physicality.

At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, the prospect isnot fun to tackle. Peoples also exhibits great vision and footwork to find holes and bludgeon defenses consistently.

The Carolina Panthers have a decision to make regarding D’Onta Foreman in the offseason. His production since replacing Christian McCaffrey has been a breath of fresh air, but much will depend on finances before a potential extension becomes official.

While there is denying Foreman has been among the Panthers’ most effective players, there is also inherent risks involved in paying a running back. Something the franchise previously experienced with McCaffrey’s mammoth deal.

Given his size, Peoples profiles as a similar running back to Foreman, and would add another young player alongside Chuba Hubbard and Raheem Blackshear if the latter is brought back. The Panthers would also get themselves a steal given he’s projected to be a Day 3 selection by most respected analysts.

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