We gave you the quick grades on each of the Carolina Panthers 11 draft picks on Sunday, but didn’t offer a ton of justification. Each of these guys is an intriguing pick in their own right and they each deserve more than 30 words about why the Panthers picked them and why we judged them the way we did. Also, this way you can roast me in the comments for each individual grade instead of having to do it all at once.
The Carolina Panthers have put their faith in Sam Darnold under center, having exercised his fifth-year option for 2023 after trading to acquire him from the New York Jets. But one NFL general manager thinks the team should have considered another option—namely drafting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields at No. overall.
The Buffalo Bills’ AFC East rivals loaded up on prime picks in the 2021 NFL draft. Miami took four players in the top 42 and five in the top 81. The New York Jets took three in the top 34, although they didn’t pick again in the top 100.