Rampant speculation is the name of the game at this time of the NFL calendar every year...that "dead time" when most of the free agents have been signed and the NFL Draft. Since teams have solidified their rosters as much as they're likely to before the draft in a month, there's not much else to look at.Read More
Just before the combine it seemed every analyst knew where the Panthers were going at pick eight, that was with LSU RB Leonard Fournette. Since the combine and free agency has taken place, there has been a lot of shifting gears (as there is nearly every year) as to where they think Carolina will go with high first round pick. Here are the latest pics we've seen.
CBS SPORTS- DE JONATHAN ALLEN- ALABAMA
SB NATION- RB LEONARD FOURNETTE- LSU
WALTER FOOTBALL- DE DEREK BARNETT- TENNESSEE
BLEACHER REPORT- CB MARSHON LATTIMORE- OHIO STATE
ROTOWORLD, JOSH NORRIS- WR COREY DAVIS- WESTERN MICHIGAN
Some other picks include Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com with RB Leonard Fournette, Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo with WR Mike Williams, and Sporting News with TE OJ Howard out of Alabama.
As you can see the general consensus has changed right much since the combine and mainly free agency. Two of my favorite picks right now on this list are O.J. Howard and Corey Davis. Both could be an immediate impact on offense and are certainly possible at number eight. Howard could be a great complement and future replacement for Greg Olsen, while Davis could be an explosive, play making wide receiver the Panthers missed in '16 and elevate the passing game to a new level along with Kelvin Benjamin.
Written By Tripp Morgan
Article thumbnail photo by Jesse Fraetis.