2021 NFL Team Draft Page

Carolina Panthers



CAROLINA PANTHERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: March 3

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
OT
TE
SFTY
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OG
OC
DL3T
ILB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RBC
WR
DL5T
EDGE

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
WRS
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
NT

Minimal Need (P9)


PANTHERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #17
Most recent mock draft update: 3/2/2021

R1
3
Carolina
Justin Fields
Ohio State
QB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
228
Justin Fields NFL Draft photo
Simulated Trade: Panthers trades #8, #73, #109 and a 2022 RD1 pick to Dolphins for #3.

If you've been following my comments for the Panthers throughout the season, you've become keenly aware that I'm not a big fan of Teddy Bridgewater.

As it turns out, it appears the Carolina Panthers aren't big fans, either. Bridgewater has already been rumored to be a part of numerous trade deals and reports have surfaced that the 49ers requested a trade for his services.


This trade makes sense for both teams on a number of fronts:

If the Panthers are to draft a QB, it behooves them to move ahead of their division rival Atlanta Falcons, currently sitting at Pick #4. They might also select their QB of the Future, so it's important that Carolina gets first pick instead of settling for whoever's left. The Dolphins still get a crack at a top OT or top WR in this year's draft so, ultimately, this is a good deal for all parties involved! Welcome to Carolina, Justin Fields!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
R2
39
Carolina
Andre Cisco
Syracuse
S
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
203
Andre Cisco NFL Draft photo
Andre Cisco plays football like a heat-seeking missile!

Cisco is a twitchy athlete with incredible closing ability. Simply put, if the ball is in the air, it's his. He is as dynamic an athlete as there can be from the FS position and the Panthers should NOT let him slip past their grasp at pick 39!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
R5
148
Carolina
Darren Hall
San Diego State
CB
Reach/Value:
-8
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Darren Hall NFL Draft photo
R5
181
Carolina (Comp)
Pooka Williams
Kansas
RBC
Reach/Value:
+47
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
170
Pooka Williams NFL Draft photo
R6
191
Carolina
Matt Bushman
BYU
TE
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
245
Matt Bushman NFL Draft photo
R6
219
Carolina (Comp)
Kary Vincent Jr.
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
+34
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Kary Vincent Jr. NFL Draft photo


PANTHERS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 7 Derrick Brown Auburn DL3T Value +2
2020 2 38 Yetur Gross-Matos Penn State EDGE Value +13
2020 2 64 Jeremy Chinn S. Illinois S Reach -22
2020 4 113 Troy Pride Jr. Notre Dame CB Value +31
2020 5 152 Kenny Robinson Jr. West Virginia S Value +25
2020 6 184 Bravvion Roy Baylor DL1T Reach -70
2020 7 221 Stanley Thomas-Oliver III Florida International CB Reach -86
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 16 Brian Burns Florida State EDGE Reach -22
2019 2 37 Greg Little Ole Miss OT Reach -13
2019 3 100 Will Grier West Virginia QB Reach -56
2019 4 115 Christian Miller Alabama EDGE Reach -71
2019 5 154 Jordan Scarlett Florida RB Reach -64
2019 6 212 Dennis Daley South Carolina OT Reach -19
2019 7 237 Terry Godwin Georgia WRS Reach -95
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 24 D.J. Moore Maryland WR Reach -5
2018 2 55 Donte Jackson LSU CB Reach -4
2018 3 85 Rashaan Gaulden Tennessee CB Reach -38
2018 4 101 Ian Thomas Indiana TE Value +12
2018 4 136 Marquis Haynes Ole Miss EDGE Reach -51
2018 5 161 Jermaine Carter Maryland OLB Reach -110
2018 7 234 Andre Smith North Carolina ILB Reach -67
2018 7 242 Kendrick Norton Miami DL1T Value +92
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 8 Christian McCaffrey Stanford RBF Reach -5
2017 2 40 Curtis Samuel Ohio St WRS Reach -7
2017 2 64 Taylor Moton W Michigan OT Value +5
2017 3 77 Daeshon Hall Texas A&M DL5T Reach -47
2017 5 152 Corn Elder Miami (FL) CB Value +3
2017 6 192 Alexander Armah West Georgia FB Value +5
2017 7 233 Harrison Butker Georgia Tech K Value +2
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 30 Vernon Butler Louisiana Tech DL1T Reach -12
2016 2 62 James Bradberry Samford CB Reach -70
2016 3 77 Daryl Worley West Virginia CB Reach -65
2016 5 141 Zack Sanchez Oklahoma S Value +45
2016 7 252 Beau Sandland Montana St TE Reach -21
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 25 Shaq Thompson Washington OLB Value +0
2015 2 41 Devin Funchess Michigan WR Reach -30
2015 4 102 Daryl Williams Oklahoma OT Value +0
2015 5 169 David Mayo Texas State LB Reach -203
2015 5 174 Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn RB Reach -21
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 28 Kelvin Benjamin Florida State WR Reach -53
2014 2 60 Kony Ealy Missouri EDGE Value +34
2014 3 92 Trai Turner LSU OG Value +5
2014 4 128 Tre Boston North Carolina S Reach -104
2014 5 148 Bene Benwikere San Jose State CB Reach -35
2014 6 204 Tyler Gaffney Stanford RB Value +9