Before the free agency period, I thought this pick was for sure going to be an offensive lineman because when you looked at Carolina’s roster it almost had to be. But, after signing Matt Kalil, I think they bought themselves some wiggle room to take a skill player – or at least convinced themselves of that.
Early in the draft process we saw reports that said the Panthers were interest in Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey at this pick. Since then some have instead linked LSU’s Leonard Forunette here. But, both of those options would not be the best option. That would belong to Dalvin Cook. With the Panthers’ tendency to run their offensive from the shotgun the preferred method of attack, Cook makes the most sense.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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