Breaking: Carolina Panthers trade up in the NFL Draft, providing Bryce Young with another weapon

Breaking: Carolina Panthers trade up in the NFL Draft, providing Bryce Young with another weapon

Carolina Panthers general manager Dan Morgan is acing his first NFL Draft.

The Carolina Panthers acquired wide receiver Xavier Legette from South Carolina at the 2024 NFL Draft.

Legette said that the Panthers had promised him he’d be the 33rd pick in the yearly event. Instead, Carolina advanced one spot to the 32nd pick. This gave the organization a fifth-year option on Legette’s rookie contract. Talk about Dan Morgan, the new general manager, playing chess.

On Friday, Carolina added young quarterback Bryce Young as another offensive weapon.

Carolina advanced from the 52nd overall pick in the second round to No. 46 with the Indianapolis Colts. In the process, it added a great running back from Texas named Jonathan Brooks.

Talk about playing the draft board wisely.

Selecting Brooks has the potential to be an incredible home run for Morgan and company. Brooks takes over as RB1 from Bijan Robinson in Austin last season after being taken in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

The former four-star recruit proceeded to tally 1,425 total yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 6.7 yards per touch a season ago.

Carolina Panthers get an absolute steal in Jonathon Brooks

Prior to the start of Round 2 on Friday, reports suggested that the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys could compete for Brooks. Both teams were very bullish on him, particularly the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones.

“In 30 years, I believed it was the best interview I’d ever had with a player. He is excellent. And he’s an excellent football player. We got him high, very high. “And he’s a good player,” Jones said of Jonathan Brooks.

That’s fairly high praise from a lifelong football fan.

ESPN’s Matt Miller compares Brooks to Aaron Jones, a dual-threat Pro Bowl running back. That’s some very high praise right there.

Getting RB1 with the 46th pick is a complete steal. Acquiring extra talent for a quarterback in Young, who struggled as a rookie, adds another dimension to the mix.

Dan Morgan, the Carolina Panthers’ general manager, is doing an excellent job in his first draft.

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