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Mock Draft Wednesday: 8 Days Till the Draft!

Time for another mock draft? We're doing a countdown until the NFL Draft with a mock draft each day! so, tune in at sometime each day to find more approaches the Panthers could take next in this year's draft. This mock draft was done using NFL Mock Draft Database.

Round 1 Pick 20: Patrick Queen LB LSU (Trade!)

*Panthers receive pick 17,51,82; Cowboys receive pick 7, 184*

**Panthers receiver pick 20, 116; Jaguars receive pick 17**

After a multitude of trades, and not finding the right value for picks 7 & 17, the Carolina Panthers selected Patrick Queen to help fill the hole left by Luke Kuechly this offseason. Believe it or not, his pro comparison was none other than former Panther Thomas Davis Sr. Queen has the ability to not only diagnose run plays, but also drop back to cover tight ends and running backs. It is clear that he has a "sky high" ceiling, and the Panthers are in much better shape with Queen manning the middle of the defense in 2020 & beyond.

Round 2 Pick 38: Jaylon Johnson CB Utah

The Panthers are in desperate need of a corner and Johnson more than fills some of that need. While he may go in the first round, there's a chance he might fall to the Panthers with the amount of cornerback depth in this draft. Johnson has the adequate length and impressive speed to become a No. 1 corner for the Panthers. His pro comp is Pro Bowler Shaquill Griffin, one of two talented twins for the Seattle Seahawks. I think Jaylon Johnson has a bright future in the NFL, and I would love for it to be with the Panthers.

Round 2 Pick 51: Curtis Weaver DE Boise State

*Panthers receive pick 17,51,82; Cowboys receive pick 7, 184*

With the Cowboys 2nd rounder, the Panthers grab Curtis Weaver. I think he will definitely improve our defensive line opposite Brian Burns. Both are speed rushers that could help contain athletic quarterbacks such as Lamar Jackson & Patrick Mahomes, and instill terror in the eyes of pocket passers like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan. Although Weaver has been viewed as a solid Day Two prospect, many analysts including NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks believe that he needs to completely rework his body due to a below-average body type and a soft frame at 6'2. Regardless, TDN draft analyst Jordan Reid thinks Curtis Weaver's NFL comparison is Eagles EDGE Derek Barnett. Both are thickly built with not much athleticism, yet are quick enough to blow past the offensive tackle.

Round 3 Pick 69: Raekwon Davis DL Alabama

Davis is someone I can see falling to the third round since he's shown signs of regression, only recording 47 tackles, 3 TFL, and .5 sack compared to 2017 (69 tackles, 10 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR). Raekwon is a powerful and tall defensive tackle who can push the pocket along with Kawann Short. Lance Zierlein describes Davis as someone with the talent level of that of a 1st round pick. This would be an amazing value pick for the Panthers on Day Two.

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