The Carolina Panthers just made the pick that will change the way football teams defend this team on offense.
With the eighth pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Panthers have shocked the world and took former Stanford RB/WR Christian McCaffrey. The pick gives the Panthers another threat to take it to the house on each touch.
McCaffrey will not only help this team on offense on the ground, he will be an elite threat in the passing game out of the slot. To go along with his offensive skills, he will be even more dangerous on special teams as a return man. During his time in college, he was elite and a threat to take it to the house every time he touched the ball on punts, kickoffs, or on offense.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 28, 2017
Several Panthers evaluators compared McCaffrey's work ethic & drive to Kuechly. His athletic ability, versatility and instincts wowed them.
— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) April 28, 2017
This pick puts the Panthers offense on a whole different level. McCaffrey joins Greg Olsen, Kelvin Benjamin, and the rest of the offensive weapons for quarterback Cam Newton. If teams want to try and key in on the running of Newton, they will be destroyed by McCaffrey, and vice-versa.
This might be the best pick of the draft and pay dividends starting in week one all the way to a return to the Super Bowl!