Dynasty Watch: Carolina May Not Take a Receiver in the First Round
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Carolina is probably one of the better landing spots for rookie receivers this year, although as this post from NFL.com points out, they have holes all over their team.
“The left side of the offensive line has been wiped out as well,” NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger said on “Path to the Draft.” “I’m a big fan of Cyrus Kouandjio. I know he has some issues with his knee, and I don’t know what his medical is. But the value on film, just watching him at Alabama, he dominates the line of scrimmage. I don’t care how fast he runs the 40 in. That guy has quick feet, and he’d be perfect at left tackle.” Carolina picks 28th in the first round, and most NFL.com mock drafts have the team grabbing a receiver there. While receivers such as Brandin Cooks, Kelvin Benjamin, Davante Adams and Odell Beckham could be available when it’s the club’s turn to pick on the first night, the quality of receivers available this year could allow the Panthers to go after that position later in the draft and grab someone like Kouandjio in the first round.But the crazy thing is that the Panthers’ depth chart at WR looks like this: