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Carolina Panthers



CAROLINA PANTHERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
OT
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WRS
OG
OC
TE
DL3T
ILB
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RBC
DL5T
EDGE

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
WR
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
NT

Minimal Need (P9)


PANTHERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
8
Carolina
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Jaycee Horn NFL Draft photo
With the 8th-overall pick, the Carolina Panthers select, Jaycee Horn, CB South Carolina!

Jaycee Horn is a prototype CB prospect who is dominant in press-man coverage and projects to be a Day 1 starter as an outside corner! Horn is an aggressive ball-hawk who does a tremendous job locating the football in the air in contested catch situations and is incredibly diligent in reading the eyes of the QB. Jaycee uses his 33"-inch arms to jam receivers at the line and is able to stay in phase against even the most shifty WR's.

It has long been rumored that Carolina has been looking to upgrade its defensive backfield through the draft. They do so with my #1 CB prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft!

Grade: A-

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
R2
59
Carolina (Trade)
Terrace Marshall
LSU
WR
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
200
Terrace Marshall NFL Draft photo
CAR g CLE (draft Trade)
With the 59 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select, Terrence Marshall, WR LSU!

Terrence Marshall will be reunited with former LSU passing game coordinator and current Panthers' OC, Joe Brady to add another dynamic playmaker to the Panthers' receiving core! Marshall is a nightmare matchup from the slot and is a perfect replacement for the loss of Curtis Samuel in Free Agency!

- Cody Lachney, DraftTek Senior Analystbr>
Grade: A+
R3
70
Carolina (Trade)
Brady Christensen
BYU
OT
Reach/Value:
-27
Height:
6'6''
Weight:
300
Brady Christensen NFL Draft photo
CAR g PHI (Draft Trade)
With the 70th in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Brady Christensen, OT, BYU!

Christensen is an athletic OT prospect from BYU with great length and strength in his arms. He drops a heavy anchor, but probably needs to bulk up to maintain against NFL edge rushers. He's on the old side.

- Cody Lachney, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: C+
R3
83
Carolina (Trade)
Tommy Tremble
Notre Dame
TE
Reach/Value:
-27
Height:
6'4'
Weight:
248
Tommy Tremble NFL Draft photo
CAR g CHI (Draft Trade)
With the 83rd in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select, Tommy Tremble, TE Notre Dame!

Tommy is a dominant run blocking TE who is looking to put opposing LBs into the DIRT! Has the mentality of a defensive player and still has room to grow as a receiver!

- Cody Lachney, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: A-
R4
126
Carolina
Chuba Hubbard
Oklahoma State
RB
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
207
Chuba Hubbard NFL Draft photo
R5
158
Carolina (Trade)
Daviyon Nixon
Iowa
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+105
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
305
Daviyon Nixon NFL Draft photo
CAR g NE t HOU
R5
166
Carolina
Keith Taylor
Washington
CB
Reach/Value:
+25
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
191
Keith Taylor NFL Draft photo
R6
193
Carolina
Deonte Brown
Alabama
OG
Reach/Value:
+85
Height:
6'4''
Weight:
350
Deonte Brown NFL Draft photo
R6
204
Carolina (Trade)
Shi Smith
South Carolina
WRS
Reach/Value:
-32
Height:
5'10''
Weight:
190
Shi Smith NFL Draft photo
CAR g CHI (Draft Trade)
R6
222
Carolina (Comp)
Thomas Fletcher
Alabama
LS
Reach/Value:
-175
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
237
Thomas Fletcher NFL Draft photo
R7
232
Carolina (Trade)
Phil Hoskins
Kentucky
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-197
Height:
6'5'
Weight:
315
Phil Hoskins NFL Draft photo
TEN g ATL t MIA (Harris/Wilson)


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