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Carolina Panthers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Carolina Panthers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Carolina Panthers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Panthers:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

4. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

How perfect would this be? The best receiver in the class reunites with former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady, now the wunderkind OC of the Panthers. Meanwhile, Carolina, in need of receivers to stock Brady's wide-open system, could enter 2021 with a scary top four of Chase, Robby Anderson, DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. Carolina could also consider a quarterback if they're picking this high, though it's worth noting that Teddy Bridgewater is essentially guaranteed the job through 2021 – it would take a $20 million cap hit to move on from him after this season, but only $5 million to cut Bridgewater following Year 2 of his three-year deal.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

5. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

The lack of a fall season is going to hurt Lance in his quest to unseat Lawrence and Fields as a top-two pick, but it still ain't dropping him out of the top five -- that's how freaky his tools are. His blend of arm strength, accuracy and mobility is better than even Carson Wentz‘s was back in 2016. Oh, and he just turned 21, whereas Wentz was already 23 when he was drafted.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

3. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

Carolina may be hoping for QB Teddy Bridgewater to allow them to skip the line at quarterback and avoid needing to invest here. But if the pick comes in at No. 3 overall, Bridgewater likely hasn't elevated the team enough to avoid this prime opportunity. Fields manning Joe Brady's passing offense is a nice fit, given that Ohio State also spaces the field and makes the reads easy for the gifted passer.

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Previous update: Carolina Panthers Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

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Carolina Panthers 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Carolina Panthers from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Carolina Panthers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Carolina Panthers rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Week 1 NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Panthers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Perhaps no team will feel the pain of a shortened offseason more than Carolina. They're the only team with a new head coach, offensive play-caller, defensive play-caller and starting quarterback. If the line can protect, the offense has a chance to be fun. But it would take a minor miracle for the defense to be even mediocre. This season is about Matt Rhule setting the culture and the Panthers finding out which young players they can build around.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

They will be fun to watch on offense with Joe Brady running things. But the defense will have issues with a ton of youth. They will play a lot of high-scoring games.

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Carolina Panthers: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Panthers in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13vs. Las Vegas Raiders1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27at Los Angeles Chargers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. Arizona Cardinals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11at Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18vs. Chicago Bears1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at New Orleans Saints1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Thu., Oct. 29vs. Atlanta Falcons8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8at Kansas City Chiefs1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22vs. Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29at Minnesota Vikings1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13BYE
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Denver Broncos1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20at Green Bay PackersTBA / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27at Washington Redskins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. New Orleans Saints1:00 PM / Tickets

The Carolina Panthers have the 18th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Carolina Panthers - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Carolina Panthers.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
17Derrick BrownDTAuburn
238Yetur Gross-MatosEDGEPenn State
264Jeremy ChinnSSouthern Illinois
4113Troy PrideCBNotre Dame
5152Kenny RobinsonSWest Virginia
6184Bravvion RoyDTBaylor
7221Stantley Thomas-OliverCBFlorida International

More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - Carolina Panthers Draft History

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Carolina Panthers rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB16.47 (2)47.11 (27)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.01 (25)60.62 (8)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR21.35 (3)63.15 (23)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE7.42 (3)23.48 (11)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Carolina Panthers running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Christian McCaffrey257.311459.6591.4754.14.34273.85
Almost never coming off the field, McCaffrey joined Roger Craig (1985) and Marshall Faulk (1999) as one of only three backs to record 1,000/1,000 seasons in NFL history. The do-it-all back led the league in touches (403), yards from scrimmage (2,392) and touchdowns (19). The gap between him and the RB2 (Aaron Jones) was 122.9 fantasy points (half-PPR), or larger than the gap (122.2) between Jones (RB2) and Devonta Freeman (RB21). Another season of 400-plus touches seems unlikely, but his prolific work in the passing game gives him as high of a floor and ceiling as any back in the league.
Mike Davis62.8254.31.4110.165.10.241.6
Trenton Cannon21.989.80.22215.80.0512.18
Alex Armah612.60.362.312.70.024.81

MORE: See our full Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Projections

Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

D.J. Moore Average Draft Position

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Carolina Panthers Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Carolina Panthers are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageCam Newton - 29,041
Rushing YardageJonathan Stewart - 7,318
Receiving YardageSteve Smith - 12,197
SacksJulius Peppers - 97
InterceptionsChris Gamble - 27
Coaching WinsRon Rivera - 76

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