Mocking the Panthers 6.0

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After analyzing mock drafts for several weeks, it's time to change it up. This time, we're taking a look at the big board, which analysts use to rank players.

The Panthers own the 25th pick in the first round and below you'll see which prospects are listed as the 25th best player. We also added the 24th and 26th overall player to get a better sense for that general vicinity of each board.  

Daniel Jeremiah
NFL.com

  1. WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
  1. OT Ereck Flowers, Miami (Fla.)
  1. DE Eli Harold, Virginia

Reaction: Green-Beckham is an elite talent but he enters the NFL with major red flags after being dismissed from Missouri. Flowers is a big, athletic tackle and we've consistently seen him mocked to the Panthers. Harold is an edge rusher that's best suited for an outside linebacker role in a 3-4 scheme.

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Todd McShay
ESPN.com

  1. WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
  1. LB Vic Beasley, Clemson
  1. RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

Reaction: Perriman turned heads after posting a sub-4.3 40-yard dash time at his pro day. He's got all the physical tools but needs to polish his game. It's a surprise to see Beasley ranked so low, as many view the dynamic edge rusher as a top-10 pick. Gordon is a supremely talented runner who has the skills to end the first-round drought for running backs.

Rob Rang
CBSSports.com

  1. DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA
  1. OL Cameron Erving, Florida State
  1. TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota

Reaction: Odighizuwa has the size and athleticism to be disruptive as a 4-3 defensive end. Erving has experience at center and left tackle and appears ready to contribute from day one. Williams is unquestionably this year's top tight end prospect.

Charlie Campbell
WalterFootball.com

  1. LB Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
  1. LB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
  1. WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami (Fla.)

Reaction: Perryman and McKinney are two inside linebackers that are coming off extremely productive seasons. Dorsett is an electric wideout who is quite possibly the fastest player in the draft.

Drafttek.com

  1. DT Eddie Goldman, Florida State
  1. OT Andrus Peat, Stanford
  1. WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State

Reaction: Goldman is massive interior lineman who has a future at nose guard. Peat has the size and technical ability to become an NFL left tackle. Strong is a physical wide receiver who emerged as a big-time playmaker for the Sun Devils.

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