Four Players Who Could Fall in the First Round to the Carolina Panthers

After what feels like almost a century of waiting, the first round of the NFL draft has finally arrived. In this article we’ll look at four potential players who could fall to the Panthers in the first round of the draft.

DT A'Shawn Robinson – Alabama

This draft class is loaded with talent on the defensive line. In a heavy tackle draft like this Robinson could be the odd man out. There is no knocking Robinson’s talent. Robinson was an exceptional run stopper while playing at the University of Alabama.

However, Robinson wasn’t known for rushing the quarterback like other defensive tackles in this draft.

Due to this he could potentially be looking to slip late into the first round. GM David Gettleman loves his hog mollies and Robinson fits right down his alley of picks. Don’t be surprised if Robinson is the pick at 30.

 

CB Mackensie Alexander – Clemson

Like defensive tackle there are a copious amounts of cornerbacks in this draft loaded with talent.

For some bizarre reason, Alexander has slipped in the cornerback rankings. Pre-draft he was at arguably the second best corner in this draft behind none other than Jalen Ramsey. Now, there is a good chance Alexander is the fourth or fifth cornerback selected in this year’s draft.

I’m positive the Panthers wouldn’t mind this happening. With the departure of First Team All-Pro Josh Norman, cornerback is now a top need for the Carolina Panthers.

Alexander can be a player who can come in and compete for a starting spot in the Carolina secondary almost immediately.

WR – Laquon Treadwell – Ole Miss

Treadwell is a talented player at the receiver spot who could make an impact on a numerous amount of teams this year.

If Treadwell falls out of the top 10, the receiver could be looking at a big slip into the later part of the first round. Many teams picking in the teens aren’t in the market for a receiver or could use help at a number of other positions.

Treadwell has also been getting a knock on his speed compared to other receivers. Only running a 4.63 at his pro day, Treadwell isn’t exactly a speed burner.

If the receiver falls all the way to the 30th pick don’t be surprised if you hear Treadwell’s name called. Treadwell would make a great running mate to Carolina receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess.

 

DE Shaquille Lawson – Clemson

Lawson is a player who is being mocked all over the first round, however it would be extremely surprising if the defensive end actually ended up falling all the way to Carolina’s 30th pick. In a draft class with this many talented edge rushers and run-stuffers teams may decide Lawson isn’t their cup of tea.

The Panthers would be ecstatic if Lawson fell to them. The team is definitely in the market for a pass rusher after their group of defensive ends put on an average at best showing last season. 

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