Panthers trade for Darnold

Well, this got the ESPN 730 “Afternoon Rush” discussion off of Hubert Davis pretty quickly!

I actually like this trade. They did not give up very much and get a young QB to take a chance on taking the next step. Now they can draft a tackle at #8.


Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina South Carolina
I’ve been projecting a quarterback to this spot for quite some time, but that will obviously no longer be the case in the wake of the Sam Darnold trade. Go here for the Sam Darnold Trade Grades. Instead, the Panthers can focus on further upgrading their poor defense.

Jaycee Horn is a fast, fluid athlete. Team sources have told Charlie Campbell that Horn is a better prospect than his teammate, Israel Mukuamu.



Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

Rashawn Slater

Rashawn Slater

Northwestern · OT

I could see this coming down to a decision between drafting a cornerback or offensive lineman. The Panthers go with the latter in this scenario.