2020 NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers 7-round mock

Tristan Wirfs, Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Tristan Wirfs, Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /
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Anthony Gordon, Washington State Cougars
Anthony Gordon, Washington State Cougars. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Fifth Round

Pick Analysis. QB. Scouting Report. Washington State Cougars. Anthony Gordon. 148. player. 846

Even though it will be Bridgewater’s show in 2020 and former XFL star P.J. Walker backing him up, the Panthers could use a third quarterback in the room if the new regime isn’t keen on native Charlottean Will Grier out of West Virginia. The Panthers could go with a Mike Leach Air Raid discipline Anthony Gordon out of Washington State with the No. 148 pick in the fifth round.

Boise State Broncos. John Hightower. player. WR. 152. 895. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

With this being an incredibly deep draft at wide receiver, the Panthers should still be able to get value in the later rounds at this position. One guy who could be available to them in the fifth round could be John Hightower of the Boise State Broncos. He goes to Carolina with the No. 152 pick in the fifth round.

Sixth Round

You can never have too many players to work with in building up a pass rush. The Panthers may go with their second player out of their own backyard in this draft by taking Larrell Murchison of the North Carolina State Wolfpack out of North Carolina’s other large city Raleigh. He is the pick here at No. 184 in the sixth round.

Seventh Round

S. player. Syracuse Orange. Evan Foster. 221. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 827

To wrap up the Panthers’ 2020 NFL mock draft, they will be taking another ACC product to help round out their defensive backfield. Safety Evan Foster of the Syracuse Orange will be the pick here at No. 221 in the seventh round. Competition will be key here with this rebuilding team and maybe one of Dino Babers’ former defensive backs could end up making the Panthers after all.

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Overall, the Panthers’ 2020 NFL Draft isn’t a sexy one, but a necessary one. They are able to land a few big pieces along the offensive line, as well as offset some key losses this offseason with the departures of former star players. This isn’t the draft that changes the Panthers’ fortunes entirely, but can certainly be a tone-setter for a new era of Carolina football under Rhule’s rule.