3 Panthers on Thin Ice Following the NFL Draft

These Panthers should be feeling pressure after the draft
Miles Sanders averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 2023
Miles Sanders averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 2023 / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Tommy Tremble - TE

Tommy Tremble is entering the last year of his contract and while no one expects massive receiving numbers from him, he was likely first on the depth chart until Carolina drafted promising pass-catcher Ja'Tavion Sanders.

The fourth-round pick out of Texas, just like Brooks, has a rare combination of size and speed that should make him a security blanket over the middle for Bryce Young. Sanders had 682 receiving yards in 2023, while Tremble has just 548 total over his three-year career.

Tremble is a fine depth piece, but GM Dan Morgan landed a potential difference-maker in Sanders and he should lead the position in snaps from Week 1.

With respect to Tremble, who I'd be interested in extending on a cheap contract as a backup, he is not capable of what Sanders did there. He can run just fine with a 4.65 40-yard dash, but Sanders has 4.5 speed at better size.

There's no risk of Tremble being cut, but the Panthers dashed any dreams he had at becoming a No. 1 receiving option at tight end.