The 2019 NFL draft will start tonight in Nashville, Tennesee.
With the first round taking place tonight, the Carolina Panthers will have the 16th overall pick.
Just a few hours away...#PanthersDraft pic.twitter.com/rEAAm7v5DL— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 25, 2019
The Panthers should really prioritize their pick to bring in some help on their offensive line; if the OT they are looking for is gone, they could also look towards an edge rusher to help fill the void of losing a leader like Julius Peppers.
Sources say that the Panthers could look to take Washington State OT Andre Dillard if he is available at the 16 spots.
Dillard is a 6’5″ senior from Woodinville, Washington. He weighs in at 315 and runs a 4.96 40 yard dash.
An OT like Dillard would help give Cam Newton the protection he needs to put up big numbers again.
You know what day it is‼️#PanthersDraft pic.twitter.com/QGSis75dIK— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 25, 2019
If Dillard does not make it to 16, Carolina could also look towards edge rusher Montez Sweat.
Sweat is a senior who has played at Missipi State. Born in Georgia, the edge rusher stands in at 6’6″ and weighs 260 pounds.
Sweat runs a 4.41 40 and could really help improve the Carolina defense.
Written by: Conor D Sherman