4 potential Panthers draft targets who’ll blow up the 2023 NFL Combine

(Joshua L. Jones/Online Athens via IMAGN Content Services) Darnell Washington
(Joshua L. Jones/Online Athens via IMAGN Content Services) Darnell Washington /
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Which potential Carolina Panthers targets during the 2023 NFL Draft look set to blow up the annual Scouting Combine in Indianapolis?

One of the most important dates on the pre-draft assessment calendar is officially upon us. Hundreds of college hopefuls are currently in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, which is the chance to boost their stock and speak with interested teams throughout a busy few days.

The Carolina Panthers will have a strong contingent at the combine, which is usually the case. General manager Scott Fitterer and his team will be analyzing, recruiting, and perhaps even speaking with other teams about what it might cost to move up from No. 9 overall.

This is a fascinating time for fans, who’ve been through more misery than most in recent years. However, there is genuine hope for the future under head coach Frank Reich and a formidable staff that can rival anything in the league.

Looking ahead, here are four potential Panthers draft targets who will blow up the NFL Scouting Combine in 2023.

Draft Target No. 1

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(Joshua L. Jones/Online Athens via IMAGN Content Services) Darnell Washington /

Carolina Panthers could draft Darnell Washington

  • Tight End | Georgia Bulldogs

Darnell Washington might have played second fiddle to generational prospect Brock Bowers during his time at Georgia, but that does not detract from what an exciting talent he is in his own right.

The tight end has enormous length and an NFL-ready frame capable of making a difference. Washington also has unique athletic intangibles that will go down a storm at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Considering how needy the Carolina Panthers are for a dominant tight end, Washington is a prospect those in power would be wise to monitor closely in the coming days.