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Carolina Panthers



CAROLINA PANTHERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: May 8

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB

Starter Need Medium (P3)

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
WR
WRS
OT
OG
OC
TE
NT
DL3T
DL5T
EDGE
OLB
ILB
SFTY
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)

Minimal Need (P9)
CBN


PANTHERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#1
Most recent mock draft update: 6/1/2022

R1
3
Carolina
C.J. Stroud
Ohio State
QB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
218
C.J. Stroud NFL Draft photo
The 2022 season is the definition of a "make it or break it" season if there ever was one for the Carolina Panthers!

So many of the questions surrounding the Panthers directly involve the QB position. Sam Darnold inspires confidence in absolutely no one despite what this coaching staff might say, and they are even entertaining the possibility of re-signing Cam Newton yet again. The Panthers did draft Ole Miss QB Matt Corral with the 94th pick in the 2022 NFL draft, but coaches have reiterated more than once that they intend to bring him along slowly as opposed to forcing him into action his rookie season.

With that said, if Carolina is picking 3rd overall, Matt Corral won't be enough to prevent them from taking one of the drafts' top signal-callers. Enter, Ohio State QB, CJ Stroud!


CJ Stroud is an elite level QB prospect who was a Heisman finalist in 2021! Stroud is truly a gifted thrower of the football and displays touch, timing, and power when throwing to every level of the football field. CJ had the highest QBR in college football at 91.6 and threw for 44 TDs and only 6 INT. Many think he has the potential to hear his name called 1st overall in next year's draft, myself among them.

Don't forget to check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles podcast Tuesday nights at 9 PM and 30 minutes after every game to hear us discuss all the latest in Panther Nation!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
R2
35
Carolina
Gervon Dexter
Florida
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-19
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
313
Gervon Dexter NFL Draft photo
R4
98
Carolina
Olusegun Oluwatimi
Michigan
OC
Reach/Value:
-10
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
310
Olusegun Oluwatimi NFL Draft photo
R5
130
Carolina
Dalton Kincaid
Utah
TE
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
242
Dalton Kincaid NFL Draft photo
R6
162
Carolina
Avery Roberts
Oregon State
ILB
Reach/Value:
-40
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
234
Avery Roberts NFL Draft photo
R7
194
Carolina
Jacob Cowing
UTEP
WRS
Reach/Value:
-36
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
170
Jacob Cowing 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
2022 1 6 Ikem Ekwonu North Carolina State OT Value +3
2022 3 94 Matt Corral Ole Miss QB Value +72
2022 4 120 Brandon Smith Penn State OLB Value +3
2022 6 189 Amare Barno Virginia Tech EDGE Value +67
2022 6 199 Cade Mays Tennessee OT Reach -97
2022 7 242 Kalon Barnes Baylor CB Value +44
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 8 Jaycee Horn South Carolina CB Reach -5
2021 2 59 Terrace Marshall LSU WR Value +22
2021 3 70 Brady Christensen BYU OT Reach -27
2021 3 83 Tommy Tremble Notre Dame TE Reach -27
2021 4 126 Chuba Hubbard Oklahoma State RB Value +22
2021 5 158 Daviyon Nixon Iowa DL3T Value +105
2021 5 166 Keith Taylor Washington CB Value +25
2021 6 193 Deonte Brown Alabama OG Value +85
2021 6 204 Shi Smith South Carolina WRS Reach -32
2021 6 222 Thomas Fletcher Alabama LS Reach -175
2021 7 232 Phil Hoskins Kentucky DL3T Reach -197
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