1st: CJ Stroud- I don’t think QBs go before the 1st pick. So Stroud falls in our lap here. Even if Bryce and Stroud go off the board. We will go QB. Whether it be Levis or AR. This is a Talented group, and there will be no more kicking the can down the curb. Tepper will not let the same mistake happen again. Where we opted to go BPA with Derrick Brown Vs aggressively pursue a QB like trading up for a QB like Herbert. They do it the right way this time pairing the QB with the new HC.
2nd: Zach Harrison- 2 of the deeper position groups in this draft is edge rusher and WR. Which we will take advantage of. YGM has been a liability and a Huge weakness on this defense. Harrison is a elite athlete with tremendous upside. He falls here due to his production not matching. He has been solid this year, but not taken that next step. With multiple other Good Edge Rushers in this class, causes him to drop
SF 2nd: Zay Flowers- like mentioned above. We take advantage of the 2 groups. Many don’t realize how big a need at WR truly is. DJ Moore is the only proven guy. Terrace Marshall has shown some flashes since Rhule left. Buts it’s been a small sample compared to 1.5 years of disappointment. Shenault has been nothing more than a Gimik play guy. He was traded from Jax because he couldn’t create separation and run routes. When we specifically designed touches he’s been fine. But that absolutely not what you want from your 1-3 WRs. Shi Smith seems like one of those training camp warriors, really struggling in the regular season. If you notice what most of the top QBs all have in common. It’s they have stud Weapons around them. Additionally, explosive weapons have become a hot commodity. Flowers is Tiny, but is a Explosive playmaker. If he was 1 inch taller and 10 pounds heavier, he’d be a 1st rounder. But with the depth of this class, he falls in our lap here. Flowers is a nice compliment to DJ and Terrace.
3rd: Dalton Kindcaid- Panther use one of the 4th rd picks they acquired in the trade, to move up from their next pick. Kincaid is a stud and a potential weapon at TE. TE has been a Major weakness for this offense. Kincaid give Stroud that nice safety blanket.
4th: Tank Bigsby- Foreman isn’t resigned for next year yet. And Chubba Hubbard ain’t it. This is a very good RB class. And you’ll see some talent fall to this spot. Tank is one. Even if we bring Foreman back. RB is one of the more injury effected positions. So you need more than 1 capable RB on the depth chart.