The Panthers have the opportunity to “evolve” their offense, and they’ll do it with a different kind of back.
With the eighth overall choice, the Panthers took Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey.
But when the Jaguars took the LSU star fourth overall, it cleared the decks for a non-traditional back there.
McCaffrey brings a different dimension, and is more of a pass-catcher who can work out of the slot and create matchup problems in the passing game. But they also just invested a top-10 pick who won’t necessarily be an every-down player.