The Carolina Panthers gave it all they had against the Minnesota Vikings this past weekend, losing on a Chad Beebe touchdown with under a minute left to play. Carolina got Teddy Bridgewater back for the game, and the veteran played well and should be the team’s answer as they move forward at quarterback.
On defense, the Panthers have major issues in the secondary, and they need to utilize their top-10 pick on a cornerback. Caleb Farley is the second-best cornerback in this draft class and playing a premier position, I do not see him falling out of the top-10 selections next year.
The Washington Football Team has a long-term issue at quarterback, and while Alex Smith could actually come back and be the starter next season, they should use their top-10 pick on the position group. Enter Trey Lance, a strong-armed quarterback from North Dakota State who could use a year of riding the bench before taking over in Washington.
Lance is one of those rare signal-callers who can get the job done with his arm and his legs, and out of all the quarterbacks in this class, he has a chance to be the second one off the board. Guys like Zach Wilson, Kyle Trask, and even Mac Jones are making their run towards the first round, but Lance should be the second quarterback selected.
The Detroit Lions have finally had enough of head coach Matt Patricia, as he, and the general manager, Bob Quinn, were relieved of their duties after the loss against Houston. That firing was a long time coming, and while the team turned the page from Patricia, they should still look to keep Matthew Stafford around.
Stafford is going to be the talk of the town this offseason, as people figure out if the team is going to make a change at quarterback, but they should stick with him in my opinion. Instead of using a first-round pick on a quarterback, they should add a dynamic weapon on the outside, bringing in Jaylen Waddle, who could end up being the first wideout off the board.