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2016 NFL mock draft: Carolina Panthers choose Will Fuller

The Notre Dame wide receiver fell in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft, and the Panthers get a steal.

We have another value vs. need conundrum in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft. There's a very good offensive tackle available for the Carolina Panthers that they could use. Instead of taking one in the first round, Jaxon from Cat Scratch Reader went with Clemson pass rusher Kevin Dodd. Can he pass on an offensive tackle again, or does value outweigh everything?

61. Panthers: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

Jaxon: While I had really hoped Sterling Sheppard would fall to No. 60, I’ll settle for the fastest wide receiver in the class and the one most compare to current Panthers receiver Ted Ginn. Fuller brings the top-end speed the Panthers covet on the outside to stretch the defense. Overall the Panthers don’t have a lot of needs and can go with best player available, and I think Fuller represents that at the end of the second round.

Analysis: You could argue the Panthers should take offensive tackle Le'Raven Clark here because he fills a need on an average offensive line. But you really can't dispute Fuller's value. Why he dropped in this mock is unknown, but he brings a unique level of speed to the field.

Dan's Top 5 players remaining

  • 46. Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
  • 51. Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
  • 53. Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
  • 57. Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
  • 60. Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State

Panthers picks

  • 2-30: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
  • 2-62: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

Coming up at 3 p.m. ET it's our last pick in this year's SB Nation NFL writers mock draft with the pick coming from the Denver Broncos and Mile High Report.


Complete draft results:

First round

1. Tennessee Titans - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss (Link)
2. Cleveland Browns - Jared Goff, QB, Cal (Link)
3. San Diego Chargers - Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State (Link)
4. Dallas Cowboys - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State (Link)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA (Link)
6. Baltimore Ravens - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State (Link)
7. San Francisco 49ers - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (Link)
8. Philadelphia Eagles - Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (Link)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky (Link)
10. New York Giants - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (Link)
11. Chicago Bears - Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida (Link)
12. New Orleans Saints - A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (Link)
13. Miami Dolphins - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State (Link)
14. Oakland Raiders - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (Link)
15. Los Angeles Rams - Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (Link)
16. Detroit Lions - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State (Link)
17. Atlanta Falcons - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson (Link)
18. Indianapolis Colts - Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (Link)
19. Buffalo Bills - Reggie Ragland, MLB, Alabama (Link)
20. New York Jets - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State (Link)
21. Washington - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (Link)
22. Houston Texans - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (Link)
23. Minnesota Vikings - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (Link)
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (Link)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers - William Jackson, CB, Houston (Link)
26. Seattle Seahawks - Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida (Link)
27. Green Bay Packers - Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (Link)
28. Kansas City Chiefs - Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech (Link)
29. Arizona Cardinals - Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss (Link)
30. Carolina Panthers - Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson (Link)
31. Denver Broncos - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (Link)

Second round

32. Cleveland Browns - Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State (Link)
33. Tennessee Titans - Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State (Link)
34. Dallas Cowboys - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville (Link)
35. San Diego Chargers- Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State (Link)
36. Baltimore Ravens - Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (Link)
37. San Francisco 49ers - Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana (Link)
38. Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia (Link)
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State (Link)
40. New York Giants - Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia (Link)
41. Chicago Bears - Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (Link)
42. Miami Dolphins - Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame (Link)
43. Los Angeles Rams - Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State (Link)
44. Oakland Raiders - Darian Thompson, S, Boise State (Link)
45. Los Angeles Rams - Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State (Link)
46. Detroit Lions - Jeremy Cash, S, Duke (Link)
47. New Orleans Saints - Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford (Link)
48. Indianapolis Colts - Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State (Link)
49. Buffalo Bills - Kamalei Correa, DE/OLB, Boise State (Link)
50. Atlanta Falcons - Keanu Neal, S, Florida (Link)
51. New York Jets - Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn (Link)
52. Houston Texans - Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas (Link)
53. Washington - Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame (Link)
54. Minnesota Vikings - Su'a Cravens, LB/S, USC (Link)
55. Cincinnati Bengals - Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA (Link)
56. Seattle Seahawks - Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M (Link)
57. Green Bay Packers - Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State (Link)
58. Pittsburgh Steelers - Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State (Link)
59. Kansas City Chiefs - Artie Burns, CB, Miami (Link)
60. New England Patriots - Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma (Link)
61. New England Patriots - Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers (Link)