3 Panthers on the Trade Block After the NFL Draft

Carolina should try to get some value for these players before it's too late.
Miles Sanders averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 2023 despite being paid like one of the best running backs in the NFL
Miles Sanders averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 2023 despite being paid like one of the best running backs in the NFL / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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The Carolina Panthers were active in the 2024 NFL Draft, rebuilding the offense around 2023 first-overall pick Bryce Young with some high-upside prospects at critical positions.

At this point, it should be viewed as a successful draft and the organization has several intriguing undrafted free agents as well. While it's an exciting time for the franchise as they hope to improve from last year's disastrous 2-15 season, I don't think GM Dan Morgan is finished making moves.

With the influx of new talent, some players have become obsolete on the depth chart. Here's a look at three Panthers on the trade block following the draft:

1. Terrace Marshall Jr. - WR

The 2021 second-round pick is in the final year of his rookie deal and has done little to prove he's worthy of another contract. He has just 767 receiving yards in three years and has struggled with injuries every season of his career. In 2023, Marshall Jr. caught only 19 of 33 targets for 139 yards and no TDs.

After trading up for Xavier Legette and signing Diontae Johnson in free agency, Carolina made significant investments in the position, not to mention the promising undrafted rookies who could make the team as well.

Marshall Jr. has delivered some impact plays when given the opportunity but hasn't been as consistent as the Panthers hoped when they spent a high draft pick on him. They could potentially recoup some value by sending him for a late-round selection to a WR-needy team, but it's hard to see Marshall Jr. getting many snaps moving forward.

Sometimes, it's best to accept your losses and cut bait with an underwhelming player. I'm optimistic that Marshall Jr. still has a place in this league, but it might be best to move on.

Carolina can no longer afford to be patient. New head coach Dave Canales needs to improve the offense quickly, so Marshall Jr. is likely on his way off the roster. He averaged 17.5 yards per catch in 2022, though his best chance at production is on another team.