Much of the attention for the Carolina Panthers first round pick in May’s NFL draft has centered around filling the team’s needs at wide receiver after releasing Steve Smith and losing Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn in free agency, but the bigger need may be at left tackle following the retirement of Jordan Gross.
With the group of wide receivers being one of the deepest we’ve seen in a long time and the importance of the left tackle position, and keeping Cam Newton healthy, the team may look at Virginia tackle Morgan Moses with the 28th pick in the draft, according to Draftinsider’s Tony Pauline.
“Virginia tackle Morgan Moses (scouting report) is also a possibility in the late part of round one and his value has increased after the injury to Brandon Thomas. Its not that Thomas would have been selected before Moses rather the injury precludes a team passing on Moses with the hopes of getting Thomas a round later. I’m told the Carolina Panthers could grab Moses late in round one and many think he won’t get past the Washington Redskins in the second frame.”
If the Panthers take Moses in the first round there would still be some good wide receivers on the board due to the depth at the position who could step in and make an impact as a rookie.