For me Slater is if poop hit the fan aka worst out-come for the panthers and Slater is the 8th. Which is fine by all accounts. I had this same feeling about Pitts, just number 8 will have a legit top 5 level player there. QBs gold-rush has pushed down the elites and Pitts & Slater are elite prospects. I do not see a huge difference between 2-8 in talents in the draft. The panthers are is a prime spot and they should be aware.
Maybe his second pro day made them rethink that. It is still possible that they traded up to 3 knowing that they would have their pick between Jones, Fields and Lance. They clearly think they are a QB away so they just didn’t want to risk not being at 3 and deciding their own fate. Maybe it’s because Jones going 3 could be great for us that I don’t believe it.
Remember when we were at pick 3 or 4 on Tankathon with the inside track to 3? Ah, the good old days.