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Round 1 Pick 13: Ceedee Lamb WR Oklahoma
According to former Panthers legend Steve Smith, the Panthers haven't found their No. 1 receiver. Ceedee Lamb is certainly an alpha dog, and Joe Brady will love having another dynamic receiver. Lamb is very physical but has fantastic YAC ability much like fellow Panthers receiver DJ Moore. This pick may solidify the Panthers receiving room as one of the league's best group of young guns.
Round 2 Pick 46: Raekwon Davis DL Alabama
The Panthers grab a defensive tackle that was once rated as one of the top d-linemen to potentially enter the draft. Fast forward two years and Davis is projected to go mid to late second round. However, I think Mike Phair can coach up Raekwon Davis on the defensive line, and make him one of the NFL draft steals much like DK Metcalf in the 2nd last year. Alabama is known to produce NFL caliber players and Davis should be no exception.
Round 3 Pick 74: Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech
With this pick, the Panthers get one of the best slot cornerbacks in the draft, of which there are many this time around. Matt Rhule and Co. have met with Robertson over video conference, and may be excited for the opportunity to draft him. Amik has the scrappy attitude that of former beloved Panther Captain Munnerlyn, and that should endear him to the fans. Yet at only 5'9, Robertson plays much taller than that, and confidence should be a real booster to his performance. This is a nice pick to bolster the secondary.
Round 3 Pick 77: Kyle Dugger LB/S Hybrid Lenoir Rhyne
Panthers have have shown interest in Kyle Dugger as of late, and the duo of Boston and Dugger could be electric. There'd be long hair and helmets flying everywhere. Dugger will bring a great energy and attitude to the game. He's not someone who's going to just give up when the Panthers are down big in a game. He's a high effort player, and I think he'll take advantage of his opportunity to be in the NFL. Dugger would be a steal in the third round, but definitely possible with the rise of Jeremy Chinn. With Dugger in the fold, you can move Juston Burris around or play Dugger at linebacker, something many NFL analysts have been suggesting. Either way, this is a great pick!
Round 4 Pick 115: Damien Lewis IOL LSU
Lewis is one of Brady's guys. Seeing as how he looked great playing in Brady's system, I think he should do a nice job performing in Carolina blue come next season. The guard spot isn't exactly the deepest position group on the Panthers, and there is no current projected starter for the left guard spot. Damien Lewis could challenge for a starting spot not only because of his talent, but also because of the position depth. Do not be surprised if the Panthers get an LSU player this year and in the coming years because of Joe Brady ties.