Rodrigue writes a quarterback is an option in the first round given the uncertainty surrounding Cam Newton. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon QB Justin Herbert are the two most likely options at No. 7.
Rodrigue doesn’t believe the Panthers will look to trade up in the first round and are more likely to look to move back and stockpile picks to try and assist what’s looking like a rebuild.
For now, Rodrigue lists wide receiver, tight end, offensive line and secondary as positions that move more toward the backburner of the Panthers’ shopping list given the young talent at the position that could develop.
The Athletic’s Jeff Duncan says while he wouldn’t be surprised to see Saints RB Alvin Kamara hold out for an extension, his leverage isn’t as good as it could be after a down 2019 season.