Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson: If available this late, it would make sense. Carolina could be holding auditions for the future backup to Cam Newton this year in camp, and while they signed Joe Webb, bringing in another quarterback with Newton's skill set should raise the bar in competition. The goal of the team is to keep the playbook intact as much as possible regardless of who is under center. He has the ability to improvise and can put some velocity on his passes. His accuracy needs work, and despite his desire to be a starter in the NFL, he will have to prove his worth against NFL competition before earning the starting role anywhere.
Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt: A smart offensive tackle, Johnson could be in line as the Panthers' last pick if the team elects not to address the position in the middle rounds. He is a very durable player as he holds the school record for starts with 51. He has the tools to be a decent tackle at the next level, and if he can learn to keep his head up and not lose sight of the defenders, he could have a productive career.
L'Damian Washington, WR, Missouri: If he can improve on his physicality and fight for more jump balls, Washington could be a nice addition to the outside. He has the height (6'4") and speed to be a reliable pro receiver but needs to be able to rely on his hands more and become more fluid in his route running. However, he still provides that big target that could be useful in the red zone.
Austin Franklin, WR, New Mexico State: Despite the fact he was placed on academic suspension, this should not prevent Carolina from taking a look at Franklin. The team was able to simplify the playbook for Newton, so it stands to reason the same can be done for the receiving prospect. Franklin possesses good acceleration and times his leaps well on jump balls. He could be a great fit as a slot receiver in the Carolina offense.
Derrell Johnson, OLB, East Carolina: Linebacker isn't exactly a pressing need for the Panthers this year, but anything can happen on draft day. Johnson is a physical tackler who would fit in well with the Carolina defensive scheme. He has a great burst coming off the edge with a pass rush. He may not be great falling back into coverage, but if he is called upon to stop the run or blitz the quarterback, he could provide an effective rotation of outside linebackers for the defense.
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