Carolina Panthers 2021 NFL Draft Needs: Wide Receiver
The Panthers’ receiving corps isn’t in too bad of shape when compared to the rest of the roster, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
We’ve already talked about budding star D.J. Moore and the Panthers added Robby Anderson to the mix this off-season, but Curtis Samuel could be the biggest playmaker of the bunch in 2020 given his skill set and the system that Matt Rhule runs.
Even if Samuel breaks out and Moore continues to show growth, Carolina could still use another set of hands. If any of the three mentioned would miss time this season for whatever reason, there isn’t much depth behind them to step up.
Wide receivers are a dime a dozen in the NFL draft process, so finding one in the later rounds that can fill the depth void, or even step up as a starter in place of Anderson or Samuel in certain sets should be rather easy.
Like the 2020 class, the 2021 wide receiver group entering the draft is being touted as deep and talented across the board. If that’s true, the Panthers need to invest in at least one pass-catcher since they didn’t this past year in the 2020 NFL Draft.