Panthers take their quarterback of the future in the first round
7th overall, Detroit Lions
Waddle missed most of the season for the Alabama Crimson Tide with an ankle injury but was able to play in the National Championship. Before trading Matthew Stafford to the Los Angles Rams in return for Jared Goff and pick, the team would’ve needed wideouts so Waddle would fit. Now it seems unlikely that the team will bring back both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones jr., so Waddle would come in as the top wideout from the start.
8th overall, Carolina Panthers
The Panthers were reportedly in on Stafford prior to him being dealt to the Rams, so it’s clear that the team is looking for other options beyond Teddy Bridgewater. Trey Lance could be the option.
With Lance, it will give them a quarterback who is both a great passer and greater runner. Also, if the team feels he is not ready, they can start Bridgewater for another season or half-season.
9th overall, Denver Broncos
There are a lot of reports about Parsons that could hurt his draft stock. However, the talent is evident and if he gets cleared he should still be a top-ten pick.
For Denver, there are a lot of question marks around Von Miller and his health and even his recent arrest. Parsons could fit in immediately for Miller if he misses any time in 2021, but could also be apart of a rotation with Miller and Bradley Chubb. He would be the present and future for the Broncos pass rush.