The Carolina Panthers see something in Laviska Shenault Jr. Oh, and so do a few other teams.
On Monday evening, the Panthers completed a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the third-year wideout. The deal has Carolina taking in the 2020 second-round selection from Duval in exchange for a pair of draft picks—a 2023 seventh-rounder and a 2024 sixth-rounder.
Luckily for them, they got the swap done before another interested party or two could swoop in. And among those possible parties, as reported by ESPN NFL insider Dan Graziano, were the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers.
Note I found interesting last night: Carolina had some competition for Laviska Shenault. Packers, Falcons were among the other teams that were talking to the Jaguars about trading for Shenault before they reached a deal with the Panthers, per sources.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) August 30, 2022
Shenault wasn’t a total disappointment in Jacksonville. He reeled in a decent enough 121 balls for 1,219 yards and five touchdowns between 2020 and 2021.
But the 6-foot-1, 227-pound pass catcher didn’t hone in his eye-opening physical traits he so often displayed during his standout collegiate career at the University of Colorado. Apparently, however, the Panthers—as well as the Falcons and Packers—believe Shenault still has a chance at being the player the Jaguars drafted him to be two years ago.