CAROLINA PANTHERS POST-DRAFT TEAM GUIDE
The Carolina Panthers are at a unique point in their lifecycle, especially within the landscape of the NFC South. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are clearly the favorites in the division and are expected to compete for a consecutive Super Bowl championship in 2021. With that said, the Buccaneers are very much in win-now mode and their staying power beyond Tom Brady is a question mark. The New Orleans Saints endured significant offseason losses and continue to stare at a challenging salary cap situation.
While Atlanta and Carolina are widely viewed as the bottom two teams in the division, that may not be the case for much longer as both franchises are in rebuilding mode with new general managers. They are primed to seize the opportunity to compete as the inevitable rebuilds hit for Tampa Bay and New Orleans and both teams collected significant talent via the 2021 NFL Draft to help gain ground within the division.
Let’s take a look back at what general manager Scott Fitterer accomplished in his first draft with the Panthers:
Round 1: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina