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Panthers tabbed as ideal landing spot for combine star Xavier Worthy

If the Carolina Panthers want to go fast in the 2024 NFL draft, then there’s literally none faster than wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

The University of Texas standout stood out in a sea of studs at this year’s edition of the underwear olympics. After posting a ridiculous initial 40-yard dash time of 4.25 seconds, Worthy hit his second run at a blazing 4.21 seconds—a new combine record.

Saturday’s speedy display confirmed Worthy’s trump card, but also gave him a bit of a bump in stock—particularly in the eyes of receiver-needy teams. And amongst those teams, according to Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine, are the Panthers—who he names as one of three ideal landing spots for Worthy.

Ballentine writes:

It would behoove Worthy to land in an offense where he can be used as a high-end No. 2 option with manufactured touches. Finding a home in Kansas City as Rashee Rice’s sidekick with Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes at the controls would be ideal.

He could also be what the Cardinals were hoping to get when they drafted Rondale Moore or an integral part of the passing attack that the Panthers hope to build around 2023 No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young.

Young probably wouldn’t mind that for his passing attack, one that ranked last in the NFL in yards per game (161.2). And as a whole, Carolina was also last in total yards yards (265.3) and points per contest (13.9).

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire