The 2017 NFL Draft Has Started – Panthers Pick Christian McCaffrey In The First Round


Last night the 2017 NFL Draft began with the first round. The Panthers had a 1st round pick at #8 and they decided to go with the star running back from Stanford, Christian McCaffrey.

Most sports commentators say that it was a great decision for the Panthers, as McCaffrey is an extremely versatile player, excelling as a tackle-breaking running back, wide receiver, and even punt returner. Hopefully he will take some much needed pressure of Cam and give the Panthers a wide array of new options.

The Panthers will now have two second-round picks (Nos. 40 and 64) and one third round pick (98). They currently need some upgrades at defensive end, tight end, and offensive tackle. The Panthers might also select a star linebacker or cornerback, as 34-year-old Thomas Davis may be entering his final year.

Here is the remaining schedule for the 2017 NFL Draft: 

Friday, April 28 — second and third rounds

Time: 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 — fourth through seventh rounds

Time: Noon

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

What do you think about the Panther’s 1st round pick?

Who do you think they should select in their remaining rounds?