Bryan Strickland agrees with me.
"Now, there is a fascinating scenario where Howard too is gone along with the two running backs, Thomas, safety Jamal Adams and defensive linemen Myles Garrett and Jonathan Allen. What then? Those exact seven going 1-7 to me is the scenario where the Panthers would be most likely to trade back, but they certainly wouldn’t have to. Two of the top three defensive backs (cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker), a top-three defensive lineman (Derek Barnett) and the top three wide receivers (Corey Davis, Mike Williams and John Ross) would still be sitting there."