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.

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.

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