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Best prospects remaining after first night of 2022 draft

Malik Willis

CHARLOTTE - The Panthers stayed put at six and drafted Ikem Ekwonu on Thursday night, filling a massive need on the offensive line and bringing home a local product who's been described as a "coach's dream."

However, since they didn't make any trades last night, the Panthers do not currently have a pick in Friday's second and third rounds.

General manager Scott Fitterer set a franchise record for draft-weekend trades last year, so anything can happen on Friday. Which means it's time to look at which prospects are still available

According to's Daniel Jeremiah, the top prospects on the board this morning are Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean and Liberty quarterback Malik Willis. A little further down his prospect list is Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral. has a similar prospect list with Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth listed as the third-best remaining prospect behind Dean and Willis.

Check out some of Jeremiah's best prospects remaining below:

Table inside Article
Prospect Rank Name School
17 LB Nakobe Dean Georgia
26 QB Malik Willis Liberty
28 RB Breece Hall Iowa State
31 DE Boye Mafe Minnesota
32 CB Andrew Booth Clemson
33 RB Kenneth Walker III Michigan State
34 DE Arnold Ebiketie Penn State
35 CB Kyler Gordon Washington
37 DT Travis Jones Connecticut
38 LB Christian Harris Alabama
40 QB Matt Corral Mississippi
41 S Jalen Pitre Baylor
43 T Bernhard Raimann Central Michigan
44 DE Nik Bonitto Oklahoma
45 WR Skyy Moore Western Michigan

The Panthers will be busy when Saturday rolls around, with five total picks.

They have a fourth-rounder (137th overall), two fifth-rounders (144th and 149th), a sixth-rounder (199th), and a seventh (242nd).

View photos of Panthers coaches and personnel leaders inside the draft room on Thursday night of the 2022 NFL Draft.

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