Carolina Panthers 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: What would you do edition

Cedric Gray
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Carolina Panthers draft Christian Mahogany

  • Offensive Line | Boston College Eagles
  • Round 5 | No. 140 overall

When I first started doing this mock draft simulation, I wanted to make the offensive line a priority, especially in the middle to later rounds. This is where I expect some prospects with traits and skill sets to be depth pieces or early contributors to the Carolina Panthers' protection.

In this team’s case, I don’t believe that they must draft a tackle, guard, or center with one of their first two selections. Take a look at my approach in this mock draft so far.

I selected an immediate contributor at receiver, a potential high-snap count linebacker, and a future starter at right tackle or right guard. Now, I chose another offensive lineman who provides left and right-side versatility on the interior.

Christian Mahogany moves very well for someone who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 322 pounds. He fits Carolina’s zone-blocking scheme thanks to his sufficient play strength and athleticism at the position. 

The former All-ACC guard works to the second level well. He does a good job of framing his blocks and pass-off stunts and twists in pass protection.

I do think Mahogany can improve some consistency with his hand strikes and leverage. On a team with a need for fresh blood, I could see the Senior Bowl participant become a potential early starter.