Carolina Panthers 2018 NFL Draft

Carolina Panthers 2018 NFL Draft

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Carolina Panthers 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, Carolina Panthers draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Marty Hurney

Head Coach: Ron Rivera

Offensive Coordinator: Norv Turner

Defensive Coordinator: Steve Wilks

Offensive Scheme: Play action /

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

NFL Offensive Rankings

Run: 4 Pass: 28 Total: 19

NFL Defensive Rankings

Run: 3 Pass: 18 Total: 7

2018 Estimated Cap Space

$21,585,591

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

2018 NFL Mock Draft

DraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

Carolina Panthers Previous Draft

1/8 Christian McCaffrey RB STANFORD
2/40 Curtis Samuel WR OHIO STATE
2/64 Taylor Moton OT WESTERN MICHIGAN
3/77 Daeshon Hall DE TEXAS A&M
5/152 Corn Elder CB MIAMI
6/192 Alexander Armah DE WEST GEORGIA
7/233 Harrison Butker K GEORGIA TECH

Post Draft Thoughts:

“If you review the first few years of the Panthers play, as they eased Newton into the offense, many fans forget that they actually ran an offense similar to New England.  This includes Erhardt-Perkins concepts where they can utilize wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends interchangeably (as much as possible) to create mismatches. They went all in with that concept in the 2017 draft.  McCaffrey and Samuel are the two pure hybrid RB/WR players in this draft and they got both.  They are not redundant. Moton is a right tackle that could play guard as well, but he is going to prove to be a very valuable piece for next year.”

2018 NFL Draft

The Panthers added two perfect players for their matchup based offense in McCaffrey and Samuel, and even dealt away Benjamin to start to free up their more versatile weapon. Benjamin is actually a better fit in Buffalo, and they could use more draft picks to improve an offensive line and to find a young pass rusher.

Carolina probably made some bad decisions in regards to their offensive line, and if a top left tackle prospect fell to them in the first round, they will have a tough decision to make. Ideally, they would also like to have two dynamic, pass catching tight ends.

The Panthers have a problem that has been festering and getting worse which is Cam Newton’s maturity. He is obviously not the natural leader able to lead a team, but teams have succeeded without having that from the QB position. The team had to break up his close relationship with Benjamin because it was causing problems in the locker room, and he just isn’t the same player he was a few years ago. He simply isn’t growing up, and that is a problem.

Carolina Panthers 2018 NFL Draft Needs

OT, CB, DE

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the Carolina Panthers

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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