2021 NFL draft: Panthers trade picks with Bears, moving down from No. 39 spot

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Those eagerly awaiting the Carolina Panthers’ second-round pick will have to wait a little while longer. The team has traded down from the No. 39 overall spot with the Chicago Bears.

Ian Rapoport at NFL Network had the scoop first:

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The details of the trade followed shortly after.

According to Adam Schefter at ESPN, in addition to No. 39, Carolina is also sending the No. 151 overall pick to Chicago in exchange for their No. 52, No. 83 and No. 204 picks.

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Trading down was always going to be part of this process. The Panthers still need help at a lot of positions and there are plenty of offensive line prospects who should still be around when they’re on the clock again.

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