You can’t say that much is a guarantee when it comes to the NFL Draft, but in the case of the Carolina Panthers following the offseason they’ve had, it’s a pretty safe bet to say they’ll take at least one wide receiver next month, if not more.
One of the receivers that the team could be targeting to replace all they lost since the season ended, according to NFL.com analyst Charles Davis, is Pittsburgh’s record-breaking pass-catching threat, Devin Street.
“Because wide receivers are so stacked this year, he might get pushed down in the draft. But I like him a lot. And teams that are wide receiver-needy, if they don’t get guys they want early, a Devin Street could really fit for them later,” Davis said. “I look at the Carolina Panthers, who probably could pick four receivers in this draft and not get criticism for it as they try and replenish their stock. I think he’s ideal for a place like that.
During the free-agency period, the Panthers lost Steve Smith, Brandon Lafell and Ted Ginn Jr., which is why it’s obvious that they’re going to look to this crop of talent coming out of college as replacements to give some assistance to Cam Newton and the offense.
Street won’t be a first-round pick, but you can definitely look for them to potentially make a move for the person who broke Larry Fitzgerald’s Pittsburgh records in possibly the third or fourth.