With their first pick the Carolina Panthers addressed their most pressing need: wide receiver. Kelvin Benjamin is a physical specimen with elite jump-ball prowess who gives Cam Newton an intriguing new weapon.
While the defensive line wasn’t a huge need for the Panthers, DT/DE Kony Ealy was too good to pass up in the second round.
The Panthers waited until the third round to address the offensive line, when they grabbed G Trai Turner. He is a mauler who perfectly fits the Panthers power offense. S Tre Boston will help in the defensive backfield, and RB Tyler Gaffney fits the Panthers power prototype.
Grade the Panthers draft below and then give us your comments.
1. Kelvin Benjamin - (WR, Florida State)
2. Kony Ealy - (DE, Missouri)
3. Trai Turner - (G, LSU)
4. Tre Boston - (S, North Carolina)
5. Bene Benwikere - (CB, San Jose State)
6. Tyler Gaffney - (RB, Stanford)