Mocking the Panthers 5.0


Five weeks before the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, analysts at CBS Sports are in agreement when it comes to Carolina's first pick.

Rob Rang, Dane Brugler and Pete Prisco all project Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries to the Panthers with the 25th overall selection in their latest mock drafts.


The Charlotte connection is an intriguing storyline, with Humphries having starred at Mallard Creek High School, and CBS believes a homecoming makes a lot of sense.

After improving the wide receiver position last offseason, Rang thinks the Panthers are primed to address their long-term future at left tackle. "Humphries is a bit raw," he writes, "but is one of the few tackles in this class athletic enough to remain on the left side in the NFL."

Adds Brugler: "He is still very unpolished, but his feet and lower body are first-round quality."

In Rang and Brugler's mock drafts, Humphries was the fifth offensive tackle taken. In Prisco's he was the third.

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