2014 NFL draft: Robert Herron works out for Panthers

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Finding a No. 1 receiver is important, but getting an option for the slot concerns the team too.

The Carolina Panthers conducted a workout with Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron in early April, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Herron had his best season in 2013, finishing with 937 yards and nine touchdowns. He's a smaller receiver best equipped for the slot, but confuse that with him being special teams player. Herron did not return kicks and punts for Wyoming, meaning the Panthers' interest is purely as a complementary receiver. It's expected that he will be selected on day two of the draft.

We're used to hearing endless bravado from potential rookies, but Herron was refreshingly realistic when he spoke to SBNation.com.

Obviously you put yourself in the first just because you know the things you can do, but I feel like that's a fair judgement. I feel like I have some upside, ya know, some stuff to learn. But I also feel like the things I do bring to the table [make me] a Day 2 guy. But I'm not really looking at all that. I'm just ready to work and get on a team.

Several wide receivers have worked out for the Panthers, the majority of which fall into the range of second round or later. There's a chance Carolina will look to address its largest needs early, then find value in a deep draft.

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