Panthers go All Offense in 2nd, 3rd Rounds of NFL Draft
After selecting shutdown cornerback Jaycee Horn on Thursday night, the Carolina Panthers shifted gears and got to work on offense.
The Panthers selected three more players, one in the second round and two in the third round, after trading back multiple times, in the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night. All three were offensive players and are listed below:
Round 2, Pick 27: Terrace Marshall Jr, Wide Reciever- LSU
Marshall Jr breaks the streak of eight straight defensive players selected in the draft by the Panthers, dating back to the 2020 Draft. The 6'2", 205-pound wide receiver had 1,594 receiving yards, off of 106 catches, and 23 touchdowns in three years playing for the LSU Tigers. Marshall Jr reunites with Joe Brady, the former quarterbacks coach at LSU and current offensive coordinator for Carolina. The Los Angelos native is listed as the youngest player on the Panthers roster at 20 years old.
Round 3, Pick 6: Brady Christensen, Offensive Tackle- BYU
The Panthers finally addressed the dire need for a left tackle by selecting Christensen, who started every single game in all three years of college. At 6'5", 305 pounds, the 24-year-old received a 96.0 grade, the highest of any linemen in the country last season. A talented pass-blocking left tackle, Christensen is the first BYU lineman to be drafted since 2005.
Round 3, Pick 20: Tommy Tremble, Tight End- Notre Dame
Tremble fills another position of need on offense for the Panthers, becoming the latest addition to the tight end room. While the 6'3", 241-pound tight end's statistics don't jump off the charts (401 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons), the Georgia native did receive a run-blocking grade of 83.7, the highest of any college football tight end last season.