Carolina Panthers 7 Round Mock Draft by CJ Milner
By the time the 14th pick rolls around and Carolina is on the clock, some of the players who should be their top targets will likely be gone. That list, in no particular order, includes: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, OT Lane Johnson, OG Chance Warmack, DT’s Sharrif Floyd, Sheldon Richardson, & Star Lotulelei, CB Dee Milliner, and S Kenny Vaccaro. Should these players already be drafted, Carolina should make some calls to teams in the 18-25 range to try to strike a deal to trade down and acquire a 3rd round pick. If Carolina does trade down, some of the top players available in the 18-25 range could include names like WR DeAndre Hopkins, OG Jonathan Cooper, DT Jesse Williams, CB’s Xavier Rhodes, & Johnthan Banks, and S Jonathan Cyprien. So, with that said, here is my Carolina Panthers 2013 NFL Mock Draft.
1st Round: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Johnthan Banks is a long, rangy corner who has potential to develop into a shutdown player. At 6’1, 185 lbs, Banks has prototypical size and speed that NFL teams are looking for now a days with the WR’s getting bigger and faster. Currently, Banks is my 3rd rated CB barely behind Dee Milliner and Xavier Rhodes and depending on the combine performance of each, he could potentially pass one or both players. Banks would obviously be a day one starter for the Panthers starting across from Chris Gamble, who is aging, while 2nd year CB Josh Norman continues to adapt to the speed of the NFL.
2nd Round: Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
3rd Round: Brian Winters, G/T, Kent State
4th Round: Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia
5th Round: Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
6th Round: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
7th Round: Ray Ray Armstrong, S, Miami.
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