Carolina Panthers Draft Talk: Top Three Positions of Need

Draft season is upon us. Each team in the NFL is doing their due diligence on whom they want to select. We here at IroniqMedia pride ourselves on the draft coverage that we bring you. In our complete draft coverage, we bring you all 32 teams. Next up in our series is the Carolina Panthers. Here are the top three needs for the Panthers.

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Edge Rusher

The Carolina Panthers defense needs to be able to pressure the QB off the edge. With the retirement of Julius Peppers, this now becomes an area of need more than any other. Ron Rivera knows this and will look to address it early in 2019.

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Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) would make an immediate impact on this Ron Rivera defense. He makes tackles have nightmares on how they will defend him. He is able to turn the corner with ease and make a QBs life hell.

Safety

Another defensive area that could use some work for the Panthers. They lost Mike Adams in free agency. Actually choosing not to re-sign him. Meanwhile, they gave Eric Reid a new deal. Nonetheless, they could use some help back there.

Johnathan Abram (Miss State) is a player that the Panthers could target. He is great across the middle. Abram is a great downhill player. Could be better in deep coverage but is good enough to not be a liability.

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Wide Receiver

Last season the Panthers drafted DJ Moore. However, in the offseason, they lost Devin Funchess to the Indianapolis Colts. SO replacing him becomes a necessity.

Deebo Samuel (South Carolina) could be a target for the Carolina Panthers in the second round. Samuel is a very versatile player. He can line up in the backfield, in the slot, or even outside the numbers. Samuel is also a returner. Which the Panthers could use to take some pressure off Christian McCaffrey.

The Carolina Panthers are just three years out of a Super Bowl appearance. They will need to get back there soon if they wish to take advantage of Cam Newton. He is not getting any younger. Making the right choices in 2019 would help.

What positions do you feel are important for the Carolina Panthers? Leave a comment below.

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