An Ideal Panthers' Mock Draft

1st Round: Odell Beckham Jr. - WR - LSU - Odell Beckham Jr. can fill the gaping hole we've had for years: a dynamic wideout to take over the reigns from legend Steve Smith. At 5-11 and 195 pounds, Beckham Jr. has good size to pair with his blazing speed shown at the combine with his 4.43 40-Yard Dash. He can line up on the outside so Smitty can move to the slot, giving Newton the targets he needs to continue his development. This link is all the proof you need about how good his hands are:

2nd Round: Antonio "Tiny" Richardson - OT - Tennessee - Tiny Richardson can fill arguably the Panthers biggest need, offensive tackle. After Jordan Gross' retirement, the Panthers direly need a tackle, and Richardson fits the need. He's got the perfect frame at 6-6 and 330 pounds, and he's also a great run blocker, with a knack for getting into the second level and laying out blocks. His pass blocking needs work, but he can come in immediately, and could possibly become a Pro Bowl left tackle for the organization.

3rd Round: Brandon Thomas - OT/OG - Clemson - The Panther's need a lot more help at offensive line than just one draft pick, so Brandon Thomas is a logical pick. He's got great upper body strength, quick feet, and he has got versatility, but he certainly comes with weaknesses. He isn't a great run blocker, using his upper body strength too often instead of using his legs to drive his blocks while he's blocking the run. However, the Panthers have a great offensive line coach in John Matsko who could coach up Thomas' weaknesses.

4th Round: Keith McGill - DB - Utah - Every team in the NFL is looking for the next Richard Sherman, a long, tall corner who can play press coverage and make big plays. Though Sherman is a rare player, McGill is a very intriguing prospect who fits the mold at 6-3. He is a very athletic player, who could play cornerback or safety. Keith McGill is a player that has recently made the change from safety to corner, and his versatility could be huge for the holes in Carolina's secondary. This video shows off his athleticism:

5th Round: Isaiah Lewis - S - Michigan State - Isaiah Lewis seems like a classic Panthers defensive back. He's doesn't have prototypical size or speed, but he makes up for it with his grit and his play against the run. Lewis has some problems closing on the ball, but he has got the heart and hard-hitting skills to warrant this pick.

6th Round: Michael Campanaro - WR - Wake Forest - Michael Campanaro is an interesting prospect. He looks a lot like Wes Welker and Danny Amendola. Campanaro is a good route runner, has great speed, will sacrifice himself catching balls in traffic, and is willing to lay down blocks, unlike many receivers. If he falls to us, it will be a steal, even if there has been questions about his durability.

7th Round: Aaron Colvin - DB - Oklahoma - This is the definition of a risk-reward pick. Going into the Senior Bowl, Colvin was mid round pick with some upside. Unfortunately for Colvin, he tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl. He is a good corner, who could easily be a starter for the Panthers' secondary.

(EDIT) - Sorry links don't work, just copy and paste.

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