Every year as the NFL Draft approaches, there are usually a few sleepers that creep their way into the first round with some solid workouts, and Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer is one of those for 2014. The former Hoosiers star is now considered a first-round lock by some scouts, and as NFL.com’s Mike Huguenin pointed out, he could be a potential target for the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers.
Philadelphia, which picks 22nd, and Carolina, which picks 28th, definitely have a need for a wide receiver, and Latimer could entice both, though taking him with the No. 22 pick seems like a reach. Carolina, in particular, would seem to be desperate for a receiver.
After the events of the offseason so far, both teams are in need of some wide receiver help.
The Eagles are coping with the loss of DeSean Jackson at the moment, and they have a huge hole in their offense that Latimer could do his best to fill.
Carolina lost virtually every receiver for Cam Newton, and it’s all but guaranteed that they will target one in the draft, seeing as they failed to make any significant free agency move in that department.